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Commonly reported side effects of birth control pills (including Introvale) include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. Fortunately, if such problems occur, they are usually mild and easily treated. If you experience difficulty breathing, unexplained wheezing, heavy vaginal bleeding, or any other potentially serious problems while taking this oral contraceptive, contact your healthcare provider right away.
An Introduction to Introvale Side EffectsIntrovale™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (oral contraceptive). Because it is a generic version of Seasonale®, any side effect information for Seasonale also applies to Introvale.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Introvale. However, not everyone who uses the oral contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most people 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 Introvale side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Side Effects of Introvale to ReportSome Introvale side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- 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 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
- 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
- Breast lumps
- Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.