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Side Effects of OgestrelAs with any medicine, Ogestrel can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
Drug Interactions With OgestrelOgestrel can interact with several other medications (see Ogestrel Drug Interactions).
Ogestrel: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ogestrel if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chest pain
- Gallbladder disease
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- A history of yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- A history of a clotting disorder or have ever had a blood clot
- A heart valve problem
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- High cholesterol
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ogestrel and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Ogestrel and Breastfeeding).