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MonoNessa Side Effects

MonoNessa Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with MonoNessa that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • 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 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 yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, and upper right abdominal pain
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • 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
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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Common Side Effects of MonoNessa

Since it is difficult to obtain much information about side effects from studies that do not use a placebo (since it is difficult to know if any particular problem is actually a side effect of the medication), only vague information is available about MonoNessa side effects. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information for MonoNessa are actually side effects of all birth control pills in general (not necessarily of MonoNessa in particular). Some of the common bothersome (but usually not dangerous) side effects of birth control pills include:
 
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
  • Bloating
  • Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
  • Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods (especially for the first few cycles)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breast tenderness other breast changes (such as swelling)
  • Changes in sex drive (often a decrease, rather than an increase).
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