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What are possible side effects of Gildess?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Possible side effects of the birth control pill Gildess (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) are generally mild. Relatively common ones include:
    • breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between periods) and spotting
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • weight gain
    • breast tenderness
    • mood changes
    • depression
    • anxiety
    • irritability
    • acne
    • rash
    • brown spots on your skin
    • sensitivity to the sun
    • difficulty wearing contact lenses
    • cramps and bloating
    • yeast infection
    • changes in sexual desire
    Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms do not go away or are severe.

    Serious side effects are rare but do occur. If you experience any of the following, call your doctor or get emergency medical help right away:
    • changes in your period or bleeding between periods
    • discharge or changes in breast tissue
    • increased blood pressure
    • heart attack
    • migraines or other headaches
    • coughing up blood
    • difficulty speaking
    • chest pain
    • fainting spells or dizziness
    • leg, arm or groin pain
    • severe stomach pain
    • severe vomiting
    • yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
    • sudden shortness of breath
    • loss of coordination, particularly on one side of your body
    • weakness or numbness in your arms or legs, particularly on one side of your body
    • signs of vaginal infection, such as irritation, itching or unusual discharge
    • upper abdomen tenderness
    • sudden loss of vision, complete or partial
    • beast lumps
    • swelling of the face, arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
    • liver tumors
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