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Gianvi Side Effects

Although most women do not experience any problems with Gianvi, negative reactions are possible. Some of the common side effects of Gianvi include headaches, nausea, and a decreased sex drive. In most cases, these problems are minor and easy to treat. However, you should seek immediate medical care if you experience more serious reactions, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, or speech changes.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Gianvi

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Gianvi™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol). However, not every woman who uses it will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Many of the common side effects of Gianvi may improve within the first few cycles of use.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Gianvi side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Gianvi Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Gianvi, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • 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
  • 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 a stroke, such as:
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines
  • Breast lumps
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding that does not improve within a few months of starting Gianvi
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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