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Although most women do not experience problems with Zovia, side effects are possible. Some of the common bothersome side effects that have been reported with birth control pills in general include nausea, headaches, and bloating. If you experience more severe side effects of Zovia, such as migraines, chest pain, or a sudden loss of vision, let your healthcare provider know right away.

An Introduction to Zovia Side Effects

As with any medicine, Zovia® (ethynodiol diacetate/ethinyl estradiol) can cause side effects. However, not every woman who uses it will experience side effects. 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 easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Many of the common side effects of Zovia may improve within the first few cycles of use.

Common Zovia Side Effects

Only vague information is available about Zovia side effects. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information for Zovia are actually the possible side effects of all birth control pills in general. Some of the common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of birth control pills include:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness and 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.
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