The following adverse reactions have been reported by patients receiving oral contraceptives and are believed
to be drug-related:
o Change in weight (increase or decrease) .
o Change in cervical erosion and secretion.
o Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as Diminution in lactation when given
abdominal cramps and bloating) immediately postpartum.
o Breakthrough bleeding.
o Cholestatic jaundice.
o Change in menstrual flow.
o Rash (allergic) .
o Mental depression.
o Temporary infertility after discontinued use.
o Reduced tolerance to carbohydrates discontinuation of treatment.
o Vaginal candidiasis.
o Change in corneal curvature (steepening) .
o Melasma which may persist.
o Intolerance to contact lenses.
o Breast changes (tenderness, enlargement, or secretions).
The following adverse reactions have been reported by users of oral contraceptives and the association has
been neither confirmed nor refuted:
o Pre-menstrual syndrome.
o Erythema nodosum.
o Loss of Scalpal Hair.
o Changes in appetite.
o Cystitis-like syndrome.
o Impaired renal function.
o Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
o Changes in libido.
o Erythema multiforme.
o Budd-Chiari Syndrome.
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