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Common Ogestrel Side Effects

Not all of the side effects of Ogestrel require the attention of your healthcare provider. Some side effects are bothersome, but are not usually dangerous. Many of these side effects tend to improve with time. Some of the common side effects of birth control pills include:
 
  • Acne
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness or other breast changes, such as swelling
  • Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
  • Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods
  • Changes in sex drive (typically a decrease).
     

Final Thoughts on Ogestrel Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the Ogestrel side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Ogestrel or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the contraceptive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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