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Ovcon Side Effects

Ovcon Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Ovcon that you should report 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, and leg or foot swelling
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as shortness of breath, sharp chest pain, or coughing up blood
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Rapid weight gain or swelling in the hands or feet, which may be a sign of severe fluid retention
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of a stroke, such as vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, and a severe headache
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, and upper right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Ovcon 50 (but not Ovcon 35) contains a high dose of estrogen. As a result, it may have a higher risk of many of the serious side effects of birth control pills.

Final Thoughts on Ovcon Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Ovcon side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Ovcon or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Ovcon, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the contraceptive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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