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Side Effects of Quasense

Although most women have no problems with Quasense, side effects can occur. Commonly reported ones include bloating, headaches, and nausea. In most cases, these side effects are minor and easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious reactions, such as chest pain, sudden loss of vision, or symptoms of depression.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Quasense

Quasense™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (oral contraceptive) and is a generic version of Seasonale®. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Quasense. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Quasense side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Quasense Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Quasense, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • 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 pain
 
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • 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
  • 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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