ZAFEMY Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a common cold

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • enlarged breasts
  • breast pain
  • fluid secretion from the breast
  • pain with menstruation
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • skin irritation
  • visible water retention
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • a reaction at the site of administration
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • a change in the curvature of the cornea of the eye

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • vaginal discharge
  • acne
  • yellow-brown patches on skin
  • a skin rash
  • weight loss

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • benign hepatic cell adenoma, a type of liver tumor
  • a breast tumor
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • depression
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • extremely high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • abnormal bleeding in the brain resulting in damage to brain tissue, called a hemorrhagic stroke
  • a blood clot in the brain
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • an occurrence of a blood clot in an artery
  • blood clot formation in vein
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • disease of the gallbladder
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
  • cervical dysplasia, the development of abnormal cells in the cervix

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • a migraine headache
  • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
  • vaginal dryness
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • infertility in women
  • a decrease in production of breast milk
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • contact dermatitis, a type of skin rash that occurs from contact with an offending substance
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • hives
  • muscle spasm
  • difficulty sleeping
  • taste impairment
  • increased hunger

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