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In clinical studies for most medications, one group of people receives the actual medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and whether they are actual side effects of the medication. However, it is unethical to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies.
Because it is difficult to obtain much information about possible side effects from studies that do not use a placebo, only vague information is available about potential Enskyce side effects. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information for Enskyce are actually possible with all birth control pills in general.
Some of the common bothersome but not usually dangerous side effects of birth control pills include:
- Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods, especially for the first few cycles
- Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
- Acne (although birth control pills can also improve acne)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
- Breast tenderness and enlargement
- Changes in sex drive (often a decrease).
Women are often concerned about weight gain due to birth control pills, but recent research suggests that birth control pills probably do not cause weight gain for most women (see Desogen and Weight Gain).
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular problem, such as nausea, is caused by Enskyce or other factors.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this product or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be an Enskyce side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.