JOLIVETTE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • irregular periods
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • abdominal bloating

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

  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • muscle pain
  • low energy
  • visible water retention
  • weight loss
  • headache

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • overgrowth of the uterine lining

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

  • indigestion
  • vaginal discharge
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • dizziness
  • ectropion of cervix, where cells normally inside the cervix spread to the outer cervical surface

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer of the ovary
  • depression
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
  • an ovarian cyst
  • abnormally long or heavy periods
  • pregnancy to occur outside of womb
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
  • itching
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • pancreatitis

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

  • water retention
  • a migraine headache
  • constipation
  • breast pain
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • hair loss
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • acne
  • hives
  • yellow-brown patches on skin
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • drowsiness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • weight gain
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • irritability
  • discharge of fluid from the cervix

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