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Levonest Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, and spotting between periods are some of the commonly reported side effects of birth control pills, including Levonest. In most cases, reactions that occur while taking this drug are mild in nature and easy to treat. However, if you develop any potentially serious complications, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or an allergic reaction, seek medical attention right away.

An Introduction to Levonest Side Effects

Levonest™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Triphasil®. Just like any medicine, side effects are possible with Levonest; however, not every woman who uses the contraceptive will experience 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 of Levonest. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Levonest to Report

There are a number of Levonest side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • 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 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
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain
 
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     
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