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Zeosa Side Effects

If you are taking Zeosa for contraception, common side effects may include spotting between periods, acne, and nausea. Fortunately, adverse reactions tend to be mild and easily treated. Potentially serious side effects are possible, however, and can include jaundice, severe chest pain, and sudden vision changes. If these occur, or if something "just does not seem right," contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Zeosa Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zeosa™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). However, not all women who use 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, some of the bothersome side effects improve -- or even go away completely -- within the first few cycles of use.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Zeosa side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Zeosa

In clinical studies for most medications, one group of people receives the actual medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared.
 
As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. However, it is not possible to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies.
 
It is difficult to obtain much information about side effects from studies that do not use a placebo. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information for Zeosa are actually 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:
 

Zeosa Birth Control Information

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