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Lybrel (Levonorgestrel / Ethinyl Estradiol) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

An increased risk of the following serious adverse reactions (see WARNINGS section for additional information) has been associated with the use of oral contraceptives:

Thromboembolic and thrombotic disorders and other vascular problems (including thrombophlebitis and venous thrombosis with or without pulmonary embolism, mesenteric thrombosis, arterial thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis, transient ischemic attack), carcinoma of the reproductive organs and breasts, hepatic neoplasia/liver disease (including hepatic adenomas or benign liver tumors), ocular lesions (including retinal vascular thrombosis), gallbladder disease, carbohydrate and lipid effects, elevated blood pressure, and headache including migraine.

The following adverse reactions have been reported in patients receiving oral contraceptives and are believed to be drug related (alphabetically listed):

Acne
Amenorrhea
Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, including urticaria, angioedema, and severe reactions with respiratory and circulatory symptoms
Breast changes: tenderness, pain, enlargement, secretion
Budd-Chiari syndrome
Cervical erosion and secretion, change in
Cholestatic jaundice
Chorea, exacerbation of
Colitis
Contact lenses, intolerance to
Corneal curvature (steepening), change in
Dizziness
Edema/fluid retention
Erythema multiforme
Erythema nodosum
Focal nodular hyperplasia
Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as abdominal pain, cramps, and bloating)
Hirsutism
Infertility after discontinuation of treatment, temporary
Lactation, diminution in, when given immediately postpartum
Libido, change in
Melasma/chloasma which may persist
Menstrual flow, change in
Mood changes, including depression
Nausea
Nervousness
Pancreatitis
Porphyria, exacerbation of
Rash (allergic)
Scalp hair, loss of
Serum folate levels, decrease in
Spotting
Systemic lupus erythematosus, exacerbation of
Unscheduled bleeding
Vaginitis, including candidiasis
Varicose veins, aggravation of
Vomiting
Weight or appetite (increase or decrease), change in

The following adverse reactions have been reported in users of oral contraceptives:
Cataracts
Cystitis-like syndrome
Dysmenorrhea
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Hemorrhagic eruption
Optic neuritis, which may lead to partial or complete loss of vision
Premenstrual syndrome
Renal function, impaired



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED LYBREL SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Lybrel. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Lybrel side effects / adverse reactions in 37 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-23

Patient: 37 year old female weighing 75.3 kg (165.7 pounds)

Reactions: Atrophic Vulvovaginitis, Oestrogen Deficiency, Androgen Deficiency

Suspect drug(s):
Lybrel



Possible Lybrel side effects / adverse reactions in 45 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-16

Patient: 45 year old female weighing 78.0 kg (171.6 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Increased, Dizziness, Appetite Disorder, Metrorrhagia, Vaginal Haemorrhage

Suspect drug(s):
Lybrel



Possible Lybrel side effects / adverse reactions in 44 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-20

Patient: 44 year old female weighing 78.0 kg (171.6 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Increased, Increased Appetite, Dizziness, Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia

Suspect drug(s):
Lybrel

Other drugs received by patient: Advil; Multi-Vitamins; Calcium



See index of all Lybrel side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2008-10-10

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