Larin Fe Side Effects

Nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness are some of the common side effects of birth control pills, including Larin Fe. In many cases, reactions either don't require treatment or are easily treated. However, you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop more serious problems with Larin Fe, such as sharp chest pain, migraines, or swelling in the legs or feet.


An Introduction to Side Effects of Larin Fe

As with any medicine, Larin™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) may cause side effects. However, not all women who use 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 are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the drug's possible side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Larin Fe Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Larin Fe, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately 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
    • Leg or foot swelling
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • 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 an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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