Estarylla Side Effects

Headaches, nausea, and breast tenderness are among commonly reported side effects of birth control pills, including Estarylla. Although most women tolerate this birth control pill well, serious reactions can also occur. If you develop a migraine, depression, or other serious reactions, contact your healthcare provider right away. In most cases, side effects of Estarylla tend to be minor and easy to treat.


An Introduction to Estarylla Side Effects

As with any medicine, Estarylla™ (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) can cause side effects. However, not all women who use this contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Estarylla. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Side Effects of Estarylla to Report

Some Estarylla side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • 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
  • Signs of a stroke, such as:
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • A severe headache
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Migraines, or changes in your migraines if you have had them before
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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