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Falmina Side Effects

Some women who take Falmina for birth control may develop side effects like bloating, nausea, and a decreased sex drive. Many of the reactions to this contraceptive tend to be minor and easy to treat. However, if you experience potentially serious Falmina side effects, such as coughing up blood, chest pain, or vision changes, you will need to be treated by a healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Falmina Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Falmina™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will have problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Falmina. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Falmina to Report

Some Falmina side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
 
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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