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Common Side Effects of Microgestin Fe

Common Side Effects of Microgestin Fe

Because birth control pills cannot be studied against a placebo, only vague information is available about Microgestin Fe side effects. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information for Microgestin Fe 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 but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness and swelling
  • Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
  • Acne (although birth control pills can also improve acne)
  • Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods (especially for the first few cycles)
  • Changes in sex drive (typically a decrease in sex drive).
     
Women are often concerned about weight gain due to birth control pills, but recent research suggests that birth control pills probably do not cause weight gain for most women.
 

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Microgestin Fe

You may experience some or none of the side effects of Microgestin Fe listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Microgestin Fe 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 Microgestin Fe, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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