Menostar Patch, Transdermal Weekly Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Weight Gain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Itching
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Redness Of Skin
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Throat Irritation

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Backache
  • Bronchitis
  • Cervical Discharge
  • Constipation
  • Dizzy
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Head Pain
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of Vagina
  • Migraine Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Skin Irritation
  • Throwing Up

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Angina
  • Blockage Of Gallbladder
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer In The Lining Of The Uterus
  • Cancer Of The Ovary
  • Cystic Disease Of The Breast
  • Disorder Of Mental Processes Due To A Brain Disease
  • Epithelial Cancer Of Ovary
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Fluid Secretion From The Breast
  • Giant Hives
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • Involuntary Muscle Movements
  • Irregular Involuntary Spasms Of Limbs Or Facial Muscles
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Lung Embolism
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining
  • Rash
  • Retinal Thrombosis
  • Skin Condition Marked By Red And Painful Nodules
  • Stroke
  • Throat Swelling
  • Unspecified Lump In Breast
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Bile Flow Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Discharge Of Milk In Men Or Women When Not Breastfeeding
  • Dry Skin
  • Easily Angered Or Annoyed
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Enlarged Superficial Veins
  • Excessive Hairiness
  • Fallopian Tube Disorder
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives
  • Indigestion
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Energy
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nervous
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Painful Periods
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Reduced Sensation In The Mouth
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Darkening
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Uterine Cramps
  • Uterine Fibroid
  • Water Retention
  • Yeast Infection Of Vagina And Vulva
  • Yellow-Brown Patches On Skin

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