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Your Contraceptives Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Side Effects reported to FDA: 45. View Contraceptives Adverse Reports
Contraceptives safety alerts: 2011
Reported hospitalizations: 8
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Oral Contraceptives: Recall - Packaging Error
includes Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, Tri-Previfem
ISSUE: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issued a nationwide, retail-level recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives because a packaging error may result in the daily regimen for these products being incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy. Select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date no longer visible.
BACKGROUND: These packaging defects do not pose any immediate health risks. Pharmacies are being instructed to contact consumers who have received affected product.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers exposed to affected packaging should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately and consult their health care provider or pharmacist. Consumers who have affected products should contact Qualitest for information or to arrange return of any affected product.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
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Contraceptives Adverse Reactions
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse ( 5 Reports)|Cytotoxic Oedema ( 4 Reports)|Encephalopathy ( 4 Reports)|Cerebrovascular Accident ( 3 Reports)|Demyelination ( 3 Reports)|Dysphonia ( 3 Reports)|Headache ( 3 Reports)|Hemiparesis ( 3 Reports)|Hypoaesthesia ( 3 Reports)|Lymphocyte Count Decreased ( 3 Reports)|No Adverse Event ( 3 Reports)|Vaginal Haemorrhage ( 3 Reports)|Visual Impairment ( 3 Reports)|White Blood Cell Count Decreased ( 3 Reports)|Abdominal Pain Upper ( 2 Reports)|Abortion Induced ( 2 Reports)|Aphasia ( 2 Reports)|Chest Pain ( 2 Reports)|Cholecystectomy ( 2 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 2 Reports)|Nausea ( 2 Reports)|Oedema Peripheral ( 2 Reports)|Oral Herpes ( 2 Reports)|Pain In Extremity ( 2 Reports)|Swelling ( 2 Reports)|Urticaria ( 2 Reports)|Aggression ( 1 Reports)|Alopecia ( 1 Reports)|Amniocentesis ( 1 Reports)|Amniocentesis Normal ( 1 Reports)|