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Viorele Side Effects

Breast tenderness, nausea, and changes in sex drive are potential side effects that may occur with Viorele. Side effects with this form of birth control are usually mild and do not require treatment (or are easily treated). There are, however, certain reactions that require immediate medical attention, including chest pain, vision changes, or breast lumps.

 

An Introduction to Viorele Side Effects

Viorele™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill and is a generic version of Mircette®. Just like any medicine, Viorele can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Viorele. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Viorele to Report

There are a number of side effects with Viorele that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
   
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Breast lumps
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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