Skip to content

    NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL Estradiol

    Side Effects

    List NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL Estradiol side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL estradiol:

    Common side effects of NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL estradiol:

    • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual PeriodSevere
    • Breast TendernessSevere
    • Enlarged BreastsSevere
    • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or HandsSevere
    • Irregular PeriodsSevere
    • Swelling Of The AbdomenSevere
    • Weight GainSevere
    • AcneLess Severe
    • Breast TendernessLess Severe
    • Change In AppetiteLess Severe
    • Decreased Breast Milk ProductionLess Severe
    • DizzyLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • Inflammation Or Infection Of VaginaLess 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
    • Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe
    • Water RetentionLess Severe
    • Weight GainLess Severe
    • Weight LossLess Severe
    • Yeast Infection Of Vagina And VulvaLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL estradiol:

    • BronchitisSevere
    • DepressionSevere
    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • 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
    • Abnormally Long Or Heavy PeriodsLess Severe
    • Altered Interest In Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • Discharge From The VaginaLess Severe
    • DizzyLess Severe
    • Easily Angered Or AnnoyedLess Severe
    • Enlarged BreastsLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • IndigestionLess Severe
    • Intense Abdominal PainLess Severe
    • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
    • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
    • Mood ChangesLess Severe
    • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
    • Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Weight GainLess Severe
    • Weight LossLess Severe
    • Yeast Infection Of Vagina And VulvaLess Severe
    • Yellow-Brown Patches On SkinLess Severe

    Rare side effects of NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL estradiol:

    • 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 VeinSevere
    • Breast TumorSevere
    • Cancer In The Lining Of The UterusSevere
    • Cancer Of The OvarySevere
    • CataractsSevere
    • 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
    • GallstonesSevere
    • 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
    • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney FunctionSevere
    • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
    • Lung EmbolismSevere
    • Neoplasm Of LiverSevere
    • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood ClotSevere
    • PancreatitisSevere
    • RashSevere
    • Retinal ThrombosisSevere
    • Skin Condition Marked By Red And Painful NodulesSevere
    • StrokeSevere
    • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The EyeSevere
    • Syndrome Characterized By Anemia And Renal FailureSevere
    • The FluSevere
    • Trouble BreathingSevere
    • UnconsciousSevere
    • Unspecified Lump In BreastSevere
    • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Bile Flow ProblemsSevere
    • Absence Of Menstrual PeriodsLess Severe
    • AcneLess Severe
    • BackacheLess Severe
    • Breast TendernessLess Severe
    • Cervical DischargeLess Severe
    • Change In AppetiteLess Severe
    • Change In Curvature Of The EyeLess Severe
    • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
    • ConstipationLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • DrowsinessLess Severe
    • Erosion Of CervixLess Severe
    • Excessive HairinessLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • Feeling AnxiousLess Severe
    • FeverLess Severe
    • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or HandsLess Severe
    • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Of LiverLess Severe
    • Hair LossLess Severe
    • High Blood SugarLess Severe
    • HivesLess Severe
    • HivesLess Severe
    • Infrequent MenstruationLess Severe
    • ItchingLess Severe
    • Low EnergyLess Severe
    • Mood ChangesLess Severe
    • Muscle SpasmLess Severe
    • NervousLess Severe
    • Painful PeriodsLess Severe
    • Pelvic PainLess Severe
    • Premenstrual SyndromeLess Severe
    • RashLess Severe
    • Vaginal DrynessLess Severe
    • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe
    • Water RetentionLess Severe
    • Yellow-Brown Patches On SkinLess Severe

    Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, expect as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

    CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

    More about Drugs and Medications

    URAC Seal TRUSTe Privacy Certification TAG Registered Seal HONcode Seal AdChoices