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Marlissa Side Effects

Marlissa is generally tolerated well by most women. However, some of the commonly reported side effects of birth control pills, including Marlissa, may include bloating, nausea, and headaches. While reactions such as these tend to be minor, there are also some potentially serious reactions that may occur. Call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop chest pain, a severe headache, or vision changes.

An Introduction to Marlissa Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Marlissa™ (levonorgestrel/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.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Marlissa. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Marlissa Side Effects to Report

Some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of a stroke, such as:
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • 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
 
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
 
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Marlissa Birth Control Information

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