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Portia is a combined oral contraceptive, which is the most common type of birth control pill. It contains two different hormones (estrogen and progestin) that prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and lining of the uterus. Each pack of Portia comes with 28 tablets that must be taken once daily. Potential side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, and breakthrough bleeding.
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Portia. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people 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. Serious side effects are less common.
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods)
- Breast swelling and tenderness