Necon Side Effects

Although most women do not experience any problems with Necon, side effects are possible. Some of the bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects include bloating, nausea, and breast tenderness. In most cases, these side effects are minor and are easily treated. However, you should seek immediate medical care if you experience more serious side effects of Necon, such as chest pain, migraines, or vision changes.

Necon Side Effects: An Overview

As with any medicine, Necon® can cause side effects. However, not all women who use this birth control pill 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. Often, many of the bothersome Necon side effects improve (or even completely go away) within the first few cycles of use.

Issues With the "Pill" and Clinical Studies

For most medications, clinical studies are "placebo-controlled," which means that one group of people receives the actual medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that looks just like the actual medication, but does not contain any active ingredients). The people are not usually told if they were given the real medication or the placebo (this is known as "blinding").
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 if they are true side effects of the medication. However, it is not usually ethical to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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