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norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol

Side Effects

List norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol:

Common side effects of norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol:

  • Breast TendernessSevere
  • Enlarged BreastsSevere
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • Weight GainSevere
  • AcneLess Severe
  • Decreased Breast Milk ProductionLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Painful PeriodsLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
  • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe
  • Water RetentionLess Severe
  • Yeast Infection of Vagina and VulvaLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol:

  • BronchitisSevere
  • Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
  • Overgrowth of the Uterine LiningSevere
  • Abnormal Increase in Muscle ToneLess Severe
  • Abnormal Result for Glucose Tolerance TestingLess Severe
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Discharge from the VaginaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
  • Mood ChangesLess Severe
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe
  • Yellow-Brown Patches on SkinLess Severe

Rare side effects of norethindrone acetate-ethinyl estradiol:

  • A Blood Clot within the Blood Vessels of the EyeSevere
  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormally Long or Heavy PeriodsSevere
  • Absence of Menstrual PeriodsSevere
  • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusSevere
  • BackacheSevere
  • Benign Tumor of Liver CellsSevere
  • Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual PeriodSevere
  • Blockage of GallbladderSevere
  • Blood ClotSevere
  • Blood Clot in an ArterySevere
  • Blood Clot in LungSevere
  • Blood Clot in VeinSevere
  • Breast TumorSevere
  • Cancer in the Lining of the UterusSevere
  • Cancer of the OvarySevere
  • Change in Curvature of the EyeSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Discharge of Milk in Men or Women when Not BreastfeedingSevere
  • Disease of the GallbladderSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Feeling WeakSevere
  • Fluid Secretion from the BreastSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • Heart AttackSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • High Amount of Triglyceride in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Inflammation of the BladderSevere
  • Inflammation or Infection of VaginaSevere
  • Involuntary Muscle MovementsSevere
  • Irregular PeriodsSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Lump in the BreastSevere
  • Neoplasm of LiverSevere
  • Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood ClotSevere
  • PancreatitisSevere
  • Skin Condition Marked by Red and Painful NodulesSevere
  • StrokeSevere
  • Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the EyeSevere
  • The FluSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Bile Flow ProblemsSevere
  • Cervical DischargeLess Severe
  • Change in AppetiteLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • Excessive HairinessLess Severe
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia of LiverLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Superficial Ulcer of CervixLess Severe

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