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Enpresse Side Effects

Breast tenderness, changes in sex drive, and breakthrough bleeding are some of the common side effects that have been reported with Enpresse. Side effects of the birth control pill can be bothersome but are usually not dangerous. There are some potentially serious Enpresse side effects that should be reported to a healthcare provider, though, including signs of a stroke, breast lumps, or depression.

An Introduction to Enpresse Side Effects

Enpresse® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Triphasil®. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Enpresse; however, not every woman who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Enpresse. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Enpresse side effects with you.)

Enpresse Side Effects to Report

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