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Brevicon Side Effects

Side Effects of Brevicon to Report

There are a number of side effects with Brevicon that you should report to your healthcare provider. These serious side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Signs of a stroke, such as vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, and a severe headache
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as shortness of breath, sharp chest pain, or coughing up blood
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as pain in the calf, leg cramps, and leg or foot swelling
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before)
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (keep in mind that light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, and upper right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Rapid weight gain or swelling in the hands or feet, which may be a sign of severe fluid retention
  • High cholesterol
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Final Thoughts on Brevicon Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Brevicon side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Brevicon or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Brevicon, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the contraceptive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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