NORETHINDRON-ETHINYL Estradiol Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Irregular Periods
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acne
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Change In Appetite
  • Decreased Breast Milk Production
  • Dizzy
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Head Pain
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of Vagina
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Painful Periods
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Throwing Up
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Yeast Infection Of Vagina And Vulva

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Excessive Fat In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Abnormal Result For Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Bronchitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Discharge From The Vagina
  • Dizzy
  • Easily Angered Or Annoyed
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Migraine Headache
  • Migraine Headache
  • Mood Changes
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Sun-Sensitive Skin
  • Throwing Up
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Yeast Infection Of Vagina And Vulva
  • Yellow-Brown Patches On Skin

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot In A Vein Of The Liver
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Acute Occlusion Of Mesenteric Vein
  • Backache
  • Benign Tumor Of Liver Cells
  • Blockage Of Gallbladder
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Clot In An Artery
  • Blood Clot In Vein
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer In The Lining Of The Uterus
  • Cancer Of The Ovary
  • Cataracts
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Change In Curvature Of The Eye
  • Chest Pain
  • Depression
  • Discharge Of Milk In Men Or Women When Not Breastfeeding
  • Disease Of The Gallbladder
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Feeling Weak
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Of Liver
  • Gallstones
  • Giant Hives
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Inflammation Of The Large Intestine
  • Involuntary Muscle Movements
  • Itching
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Liver Cell Cancer
  • Lung Embolism
  • Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pregnancy Located Outside Of Womb; Often In Fallopian Tube
  • Rash
  • Retinal Thrombosis
  • Skin Condition Marked By Red And Painful Nodules
  • Stroke
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Syndrome Characterized By Anemia And Renal Failure
  • The Flu
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Unconscious
  • Unspecified Lump In Breast
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Bile Flow Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Acne
  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Backache
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Cervical Discharge
  • Change In Appetite
  • Change In Curvature Of The Eye
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Discharge Of Milk In Men Or Women When Not Breastfeeding
  • Drowsiness
  • Erosion Of Cervix
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Hairiness
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Fluid Secretion From The Breast
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hives
  • Hives
  • Inadequate Folic Acid
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of Vagina
  • Infrequent Menstruation
  • Irregular Periods
  • Itching
  • Low Energy
  • Migraine Headache
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nervous
  • Pain In Arms Or Legs
  • Painful Periods
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rash
  • Skin Condition Marked By Red And Painful Nodules
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • Yellow-Brown Patches On Skin

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