Side effect(s) of Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel

Review the side-effects of Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

- Menstrual irregularities, spotting, inflammation of vagina, breast cancer, tenderness, pain, enlargement, secretion, infertility after discontinuation of treatment.

  Central Nervous System
- Headache, dizziness, depression, changes in libido.

- Disturbance of appetite, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, and bloating, inflammation of pancreas.

- Hair loss, local skin reactions, acne, severe allergic reactions, rash, darkening of skin over face.

- Liver impairment, jaundice, gallstone formation.

- High blood pressure.

- Loss/Gain in weight.

  Potentially Fatal
- Liver tumors, increased risk of blood clot, increased chances of breast or cervical cancers in patients already at risk for these cancers.

Other Precautions :

Take properly s directed by your physician, without missing your dosage.

Drug Name : Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel

Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel(Jolessa and Seasonale) generic contains estrogen and progestin, used as a highly effective oral contraceptive. In addition, it reduces the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer, ovarian cysts and fibrocystic breast disease. It also helps to regularize cycles and reduce the incidence of anemia, premenstrual tension and pain during periods. It helps to improve endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Trade Names for Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel

International :

Jolessa and Seasonale