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Myzilra Side Effects

Although many women who take Myzilra tolerate it well, some may experience side effects like bloating, nausea, and headaches. In most cases, reactions to this birth control pill are minor and easy to treat. However, you should contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious problems, such as a sudden loss of vision or vision changes, migraines, or depression.

An Introduction to Myzilra Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Myzilra™ (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 this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Side Effects of Myzilra to Report

Some side effects of Myzilra are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before
  • 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 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
    • Numbness in an arm or leg
    • A 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
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:


    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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