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Common Contraceptives Side Effects


The most commonly reported Contraceptives side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (5)
Encephalopathy (4)
Cytotoxic Oedema (4)
Headache (3)
Dysphonia (3)
Cerebrovascular Accident (3)
Hypoaesthesia (3)
Demyelination (3)
Hemiparesis (3)
Lymphocyte Count Decreased (3)
White Blood Cell Count Decreased (3)
Visual Impairment (3)
Vaginal Haemorrhage (3)
No Adverse Event (3)
Urticaria (2)
Nausea (2)
Swelling (2)
Oedema Peripheral (2)
Oral Herpes (2)
Pain In Extremity (2)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Contraceptives Side Effects Reported to FDA



Contraceptives Side Effect Report#9989137
Injection Site Pain, Incorrect Dose Administered
This is a report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Contraceptives (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 06, 2013), combined with:
  • Multivitamin
  • Humira (Loading Dose)
  • Humira
  • Asacol
  • Ativan
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Injection Site Pain, Incorrect Dose Administered after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives treatment in female patients, resulting in Injection Site Pain side effect.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8553402-6
Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Haematemesis
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives Nos Dyspepsia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Contraceptives Nos the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper, HaematemesisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo
  • Aleve (2df / Oral)
Although Contraceptives Nos demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspepsia, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8479538-6
Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Amniocentesis Normal
This Pregnancy problem was reported by a physician from Korea, Republic Of. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 18, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Act-293987 (200 ?g, Qd)
  • Tracleer (Unk)
  • Act-293987 (400 ?g, Bid)
  • Act-293987 (200 ?g, Bid)
When using Contraceptives, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Amniocentesis NormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pregnancy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8402067-2
Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Visual Impairment, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Aphasia, Dysphonia
This Oral Herpes side effect was reported by a physician from Czech Republic. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives Nos (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 20, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Unk)
.After starting to take Contraceptives Nos the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Visual Impairment, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Aphasia, DysphoniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives Nos. The patient was hospitalized.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8376430-2
Cold Sweat, Hyperventilation, Presyncope, Peripheral Coldness, Bradycardia, Pallor, Musculoskeletal Pain
This is a report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Spain, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Contraceptives (dosage: NA, start time:
May 16, 2012), combined with:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cold Sweat, Hyperventilation, Presyncope, Peripheral Coldness, Bradycardia, Pallor, Musculoskeletal Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives treatment in female patients, resulting in Cold Sweat side effect.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8365785-0
Suture Rupture, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives For Topical Use Suture Rupture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Belgium was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Contraceptives For Topical Use (dosage: Unk) starting
Nov 17, 2011. After starting Contraceptives For Topical Use the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suture Rupture, Intervertebral Disc ProtrusionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Weekly)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Contraceptives For Topical Use demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suture Rupture, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8352859-3
Vision Blurred, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension
This Vision Blurred problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Strattera (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Strattera (60 Mg, Unk)
When using Contraceptives, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vision Blurred, Hyperhidrosis, HypertensionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vision Blurred, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8329589-7
Blood Fibrinogen Decreased, Hemianopia, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Hemiparesis, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Lymphocyte Count Decreased
This Blood Fibrinogen Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from Czech Republic. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives Nos (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 20, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Unk)
.After starting to take Contraceptives Nos the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Fibrinogen Decreased, Hemianopia, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Encephalopathy, Hemiparesis, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cytotoxic Oedema, Demyelination, Lymphocyte Count DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives Nos. The patient was hospitalized.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8305836-2
Demyelination, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Cytotoxic Oedema, Dysphonia, Visual Impairment, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
This is a report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Czech Republic, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 20, 2012), combined with:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Demyelination, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Cytotoxic Oedema, Dysphonia, Visual Impairment, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives Nos treatment in female patients, resulting in Demyelination side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8304413-7
Emotional Distress, Renal Vein Thrombosis, Injury, Pain, Thrombosis, Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives Nos Emotional Distress side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 01, 2009. After starting Contraceptives Nos the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Emotional Distress, Renal Vein Thrombosis, Injury, Pain, Thrombosis, AnxietyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Yaz
The patient was hospitalized. Although Contraceptives Nos demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Emotional Distress, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8283658-9
Aphasia, Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Visual Impairment, Dysphonia, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Hemiparesis
This Aphasia problem was reported by a physician from Czech Republic. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Mar 20, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Unk)
When using Contraceptives Nos, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Aphasia, Oral Herpes, Cytotoxic Oedema, Visual Impairment, Dysphonia, Encephalopathy, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, HemiparesisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Aphasia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8166600-0
Headache, Rash, Haematochezia, Dry Mouth
This Headache side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 18-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amnesteem
  • Amnesteem
  • Amnesteem
.After starting to take Contraceptives the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Headache, Rash, Haematochezia, Dry MouthThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8166104-5
Alopecia
This is a report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 11, 2010), combined with:
  • Amnesteem
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alopecia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives Nos treatment in female patients, resulting in Alopecia side effect.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8152741-0
Diarrhoea, Urticaria, Swelling, Nausea, Chills, Headache
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives Nos Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Contraceptives Nos the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Urticaria, Swelling, Nausea, Chills, HeadacheAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Benadryl
  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol-500
Although Contraceptives Nos demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8092466-3
Swelling, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Warmth, Injection Site Erythema
This Swelling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jun 01, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Humira
  • Topamax
When using Contraceptives, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Swelling, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Warmth, Injection Site ErythemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Swelling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8086102-X
Tuberculin Test Positive
This Tuberculin Test Positive side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,psoriatic arthropathy,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives (drug dosage: Pills), which was initiated on
May 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
  • Benicar
  • Humira
.After starting to take Contraceptives the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tuberculin Test PositiveThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8076791-8
No Adverse Event
This is a report of a 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Aleve (caplet)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): No Adverse Event after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives Nos treatment in female patients, resulting in No Adverse Event side effect.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8031658-6
Hypoaesthesia, Cerebrovascular Accident
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives Hypoaesthesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Ireland was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Contraceptives (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Contraceptives the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypoaesthesia, Cerebrovascular AccidentAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pradaxa
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Contraceptives demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypoaesthesia, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8016610-9
Vaginal Haemorrhage
This Vaginal Haemorrhage problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United Kingdom. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Dec 22, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Clotrimazole (Unk)
When using Contraceptives Nos, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vaginal HaemorrhageAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vaginal Haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8014367-9
Sinus Tachycardia, Diarrhoea, Heart Rate Increased, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Increased, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Chest Pain
This Sinus Tachycardia side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives (drug dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk), which was initiated on
Dec 31, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Levetiracetam
  • Nortriptyline Hcl (125 Mg, Unk)
  • Vitamin D (50 Kiu, Weekly)
  • Keppra (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Nuvigil (150 Mg, Daily)
.After starting to take Contraceptives the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sinus Tachycardia, Diarrhoea, Heart Rate Increased, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Neutrophil Count Increased, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Chest PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives. The patient was hospitalized.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#8011629-6
Cholecystectomy, Cholecystitis Chronic
This is a report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: premenstrual syndrome, who was treated with Contraceptives Nos (dosage: Unk, start time:
Jan 01, 2007), combined with:
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Imitrex (Unk)
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Daily)
  • Zoloft (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Nsaid's
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
  • Yasmin (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cholecystectomy, Cholecystitis Chronic after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives Nos treatment in female patients, resulting in Cholecystectomy side effect.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#7983046-6
Procedural Pain
This report suggests a potential Contraceptives Nos Procedural Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Contraceptives Nos (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 12, 2011. After starting Contraceptives Nos the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Procedural PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Mirena (20 Mcg/24hr, Cont)
Although Contraceptives Nos demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Procedural Pain, may still occur.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#7949158-8
Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypoaesthesia
This Cerebrovascular Accident problem was reported by a pharmacist from Ireland. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Contraceptives (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pradaxa
When using Contraceptives, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cerebrovascular Accident, HypoaesthesiaThe patient was hospitalized and became disabled.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cerebrovascular Accident, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#7944653-X
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cognitive Disorder, Hemiparesis, Headache, Aggression, Brain Oedema, Dehydration, Influenza, Convulsion
This Multiple Sclerosis Relapse side effect was reported by a physician from United States. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Contraceptives Nos (no Ingredients/substances) (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 27, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate), 5 Mg
  • Trazodone (trazodone), 50 Mg
  • Gilenya (Unk Ukn, Unk, Oral)
.After starting to take Contraceptives Nos (no Ingredients/substances) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Cognitive Disorder, Hemiparesis, Headache, Aggression, Brain Oedema, Dehydration, Influenza, ConvulsionThese side effects may potentially be related to Contraceptives Nos (no Ingredients/substances). The patient was hospitalized.
Contraceptives Side Effect Report#7927332-4
Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypoaesthesia
This is a report of a 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Ireland, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Contraceptives (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Pradaxa
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypoaesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Contraceptives treatment in female patients, resulting in Cerebrovascular Accident side effect. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.


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    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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