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Estarylla Side Effects

Common Side Effects

In the clinical studies for most medications, one group of people receives the actual medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). The people are not told if they are taking the real medication or the placebo.
 
The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and whether they are actual side effects of the medication. However, it is not usually possible to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies.
 
Because it is difficult to obtain much information about side effects from studies that do not use a placebo, only vague information is available about potential side effects of Estarylla. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information are actually side effects of all birth control pills in general, not necessarily of Estarylla in particular. Some of the common bothersome but not usually dangerous side effects of birth control pills include:
 
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
  • Bloating
  • Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
  • Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods, especially for the first few cycles
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breast tenderness and other breast changes, such as swelling
  • Changes in sex drive (often a decrease, rather than an increase).
 

Final Thoughts

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