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Pimtrea Side Effects

Changes in sex drive, nausea, and headaches are potential side effects that may occur with Pimtrea. Reactions to this form of birth control are usually mild and either do not require treatment or are easily treated. There are, however, certain problems that require immediate medical attention, including sharp chest pain, coughing up blood, or an unexplained rash.

 

An Introduction to Side Effects of Pimtrea

Pimtrea™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill and is a generic version of Mircette®. Just like any medicine, Pimtrea can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience 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. Often, many of the bothersome side effects of Pimtrea improve or go away completely within the first few months of use.  
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Pimtrea side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Pimtrea Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Pimtrea that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
 
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines
  • Breast lumps
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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