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Ocella Risks

In clinical trials, Ocella™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) was shown to be an effective form of birth control, and in most cases, any problems that occurred were minor and easy to treat. Although most women tolerate this drug quite well, there are certain risks to be aware of before taking Ocella.
For example, Ocella has been reported to cause side effects such as:
In some cases, the risks of taking this drug outweigh the benefits. For example, Ocella should not be taken if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure. In addition, this oral contraceptive can affect your cholesterol levels and make depression and certain other conditions worse.
(Click Ocella Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Ocella for more details on the risks associated with this form of birth control.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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