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Mono-Linyah Side Effects

Most women tend to tolerate Mono-Linyah well. However, some of the commonly reported side effects of birth control pills may include nausea, bloating, and breast tenderness. Although reactions such as these tend to be minor, some potentially serious problems may also occur. For example, seek medical treatment immediately if you develop migraines, leg cramps, or sharp chest pain.

An Introduction to Mono-Linyah Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Mono-Linyah™ (norgestimate/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 Mono-Linyah. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Mono-Linyah to Report

Some Mono-Linyah side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • 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
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • 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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