What are the side effects of Vivelle-Dot?

Unusual vaginal bleeding, lump in breast, or nipple discharge are serious side effects that should be reported. If your urine seems dark, your stools seem light, or your skin/eyes seem yellow, it might be related at Vivelle-Dot. Tell your doctor pain, swelling, or soreness in your stomach or swelling or soreness in your calf.  Mood changes might take a turn for the worse and lead to depression. Memory loss, confusion, difficulty speaking or comprehending, strange behavior or thoughts, problems walking, numbness, and lack of coordination or strength could all be stemming from use of Vivelle-Dot.

Less serious side effects include acne, altered skin color, ankle/feet swelling, breast swelling, bloating, increased or decreased interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, feeling tired, headache, dizziness, losing some hair, and vaginal irritation.

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