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Some women who take Vestura may experience side effects like headaches, an increased appetite, and nausea. Many of the reactions to this birth control pill are usually minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious problems, such as changes in your vision, shortness of breath, or upper-right abdominal pain.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Vestura

Just like any medicine, Vestura™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will have 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. Many of the common side effects of Vestura may improve within the first few cycles of use.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Vestura. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Vestura Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Vestura are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
 
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
 
  • 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 liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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