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Spotting With Ocella

It is normal to have shorter and lighter periods while using Ocella™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol). However, because Ocella can change your menstrual bleeding patterns, some women experience other related changes, such as:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or "spotting" (bleeding between periods)
  • Heavier or prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Not having a period at all.
If you notice any unusual changes in your bleeding patterns, let your healthcare provider know. If you miss a period, you should make sure you are not pregnant.
(Click Ocella Side Effects for more information on spotting while using this oral contraceptive. This article also lists other reactions a woman may experience with Ocella, including serious problems requiring immediate medical attention.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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