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Report Contraceptives Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Contraceptives, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Contraceptives side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Contraceptives.

Examples: headache, dizziness


Contraceptives Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Contraceptives reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Contraceptives on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Injection Site Pain, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Contraceptives. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: injection site pain, incorrect dose administered. Contraceptives dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Haematemesis
Patient was taking Contraceptives Nos. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: dyspepsia, abdominal pain upper, haematemesis on Jun 19, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 26 years of age, . Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Amniocentesis Normal
Adverse event was reported on Jun 20, 2012 by a Female taking Contraceptives (Dosage: N/A) . Location: KOREA, REPUBLIC OF , 42 years of age, weighting 116.8 lb, After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: pregnancy, amniocentesis, amniocentesis normal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Visual Impairment, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Aphasia, Dysphonia
on May 25, 2012 Female from CZECH REPUBLIC , 30 years of age, was treated with Contraceptives Nos. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: oral herpes, cytotoxic oedema, demyelination, visual impairment, white blood cell count decreased, encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis relapse, aphasia, dysphonia. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.


Cold Sweat, Hyperventilation, Presyncope, Peripheral Coldness, Bradycardia, Pallor, Musculoskeletal Pain
on May 17, 2012 Female from SPAIN , 30 years of age, was treated with Contraceptives. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: cold sweat, hyperventilation, presyncope, peripheral coldness, bradycardia, pallor, musculoskeletal pain. Contraceptives dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Suture Rupture, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
Patient was taking Contraceptives For Topical Use. After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: suture rupture, intervertebral disc protrusion on May 04, 2012 from BELGIUM Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 136.7 lb, . Contraceptives For Topical Use dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Vision Blurred, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension
Adverse event was reported on Apr 30, 2012 by a Female taking Contraceptives (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 16 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: vision blurred, hyperhidrosis, hypertension.
Associated medications used:

Blood Fibrinogen Decreased, Hemianopia, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Hemiparesis, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Lymphocyte Count Decreased
on Apr 24, 2012 Female from CZECH REPUBLIC , 30 years of age, was treated with Contraceptives Nos. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: blood fibrinogen decreased, hemianopia, white blood cell count decreased, encephalopathy, hemiparesis, multiple sclerosis relapse, cytotoxic oedema, demyelination, lymphocyte count decreased. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Demyelination, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Cytotoxic Oedema, Dysphonia, Visual Impairment, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
on Apr 17, 2012 Female from CZECH REPUBLIC , 30 years of age, was treated with Contraceptives Nos. After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: demyelination, white blood cell count decreased, lymphocyte count decreased, cytotoxic oedema, dysphonia, visual impairment, encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis relapse. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Emotional Distress, Renal Vein Thrombosis, Injury, Pain, Anxiety
Patient was taking Contraceptives Nos. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: emotional distress, renal vein thrombosis, injury, pain, anxiety on Apr 16, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 17 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, . Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Aphasia, Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Visual Impairment, Dysphonia, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Hemiparesis
Adverse event was reported on Apr 03, 2012 by a Female taking Contraceptives Nos (Dosage: N/A) . Location: CZECH REPUBLIC , 30 years of age, Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: aphasia, oral herpes, cytotoxic oedema, visual impairment, dysphonia, encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis relapse, hemiparesis.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Rash, Haematochezia, Dry Mouth
on Jun 09, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, weighting 114.0 lb, was treated with Contraceptives. After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: headache, rash, haematochezia, dry mouth. Contraceptives dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Alopecia
on Apr 01, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 34 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was treated with Contraceptives Nos. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: alopecia. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Diarrhoea, Urticaria, Swelling, Nausea, Chills, Headache
Patient was taking Contraceptives Nos. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: diarrhoea, urticaria, swelling, nausea, chills, headache on Feb 16, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 25 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Swelling, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Warmth, Injection Site Erythema
Adverse event was reported on Jul 28, 2011 by a Female taking Contraceptives (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: swelling, injection site pruritus, injection site warmth, injection site erythema.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Tuberculin Test Positive
on Jun 01, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 172.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Contraceptives. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: tuberculin test positive. Contraceptives dosage: Pills.
Associated medications used:

No Adverse Event
on Jan 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 28 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, was treated with Contraceptives Nos. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: no adverse event. Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hypoaesthesia, Cerebrovascular Accident
Patient was taking Contraceptives. After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: hypoaesthesia, cerebrovascular accident on Jan 06, 2012 from IRELAND Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, . Contraceptives dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Vaginal Haemorrhage
Adverse event was reported on Dec 23, 2011 by a Female taking Contraceptives Nos (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 25 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: vaginal haemorrhage.
Associated medications used:

Sinus Tachycardia, Diarrhoea, Heart Rate Increased, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Increased, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Chest Pain
on Dec 21, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 157.4 lb, was treated with Contraceptives. Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: sinus tachycardia, diarrhoea, heart rate increased, supraventricular tachycardia, lymphocyte count decreased, neutrophil count increased, chest discomfort, dyspnoea, chest pain. Contraceptives dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Levetiracetam
  • Nortriptyline Hcl (125 Mg, Unk)
  • Vitamin D (50 Kiu, Weekly)
  • Keppra (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Nuvigil (150 Mg, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cholecystectomy, Cholecystitis Chronic
on Dec 19, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 30 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Contraceptives Nos. After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: cholecystectomy, cholecystitis chronic. Contraceptives Nos dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Imitrex (Unk)
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Daily)
  • Zoloft (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Nsaid's
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Yasmin (Unk)


Procedural Pain
Patient was taking Contraceptives Nos. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: procedural pain on Dec 13, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 18 years of age, . Contraceptives Nos dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypoaesthesia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 28, 2011 by a Female taking Contraceptives (Dosage: N/A) . Location: IRELAND , 29 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, Patient felt the following Contraceptives side effects: cerebrovascular accident, hypoaesthesia.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cognitive Disorder, Hemiparesis, Headache, Aggression, Brain Oedema, Dehydration, Influenza, Convulsion
on Jul 06, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, was treated with Contraceptives Nos (no Ingredients/substances). After Contraceptives was administered, patient encountered several Contraceptives side effects: multiple sclerosis relapse, cognitive disorder, hemiparesis, headache, aggression, brain oedema, dehydration, influenza, convulsion. Contraceptives Nos (no Ingredients/substances) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypoaesthesia
on Nov 16, 2011 Female from IRELAND , 29 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Contraceptives. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Contraceptives side effects: cerebrovascular accident, hypoaesthesia. Contraceptives dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

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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.

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 46

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

 

[Posted 09/16/2011]

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pharmacy, OB/GYN

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:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


[09/15/2011 - Press Release - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals]

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