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Side Effects

Head/Brain

  • Cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding into the cranial cavity) 7,8
  • Cerebral thrombosis (blood clot that drains blood from the brain) 7,8
  • Melasma, which may persist (skin discoloration; usually dark, irregular patches) 7,8
  • Migraine 4,7,8
  • Headache 4,7,8
  • Dizziness 7,8
  • Loss of scalp hair 7,8
  • Acne4,7,8

Eyes

  • Retinal thrombosis (blockage of the central retinal vein that carries blood away from the eye) 7,8
  • Change in corneal curvature (steepening of the cornea) 7,8
  • Intolerance to contact lenses 7,8
  • Cataracts 7,8

Heart/Blood

  • Thrombophlebitis and venous thrombosis with or without embolism (blood clots in the veins) 4,7,8
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 7,8
  • Mesenteric thrombosis (blood clot in the major veins that drain blood from the intestine) 7,8
  • Hemorrhagic eruption (bleeding eruption) 7,8
  • Arterial thromboembolism (blood clots in the heart) 7,8
  • Pulmonary embolism (arterial blockage, usually from a blood clot, that cuts off one lung's blood supply) 7,8
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack) 7,8
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome (closing of the veins that carry deoxygenated blood from the lower half of the body into the heart) 7,8
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (kidney failure and low platelet count in the blood) 7,8

Mental

  • Mental depression 4,7,8
  • Nervousness 7,8

Whole Body

  • Changes in libido (usually decreased libido) 4,7,8
  • Edema (increased fluid and subsequent pressure within an organ) 7,8
  • Change in weight (increase or decrease) 7,8
  • Rash (allergic reaction) 7,8
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome 7,8
  • Hirsutism (excessive hair growth in places where hair normally is minimal or absent) 7,8
  • Erythema multiforme (allergic reaction) 7,8
  • Erythema nodosum (skin inflammation) 7,8
  • Porphyria (disease that can manifest itself as anything from acute mania, including hallucinations, to constipation and skin rashes) 4,7,8
  • Bone loss 2
  • Cancer (breast, uterine and vaginal) 4

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