Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following are possible side effects of Mircette: Get immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction to Mircette: hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. The negative effects of Mircette If you have: Stop using Mircette and contact your physician right away. Other side effects could occur; this is not a comprehensive list. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. nausea, vomiting, weight gain, eye problems, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, acne, or skin darkening (especially when you first start taking this medication). Signs of a stroke include: sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; signs of a blood clot include: sudden vision loss, stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath, coughing up blood, pain or warmth in one or both legs; heart attack symptoms include: chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating; liver problems include: loss of appetite, upper stomach pain
Medications and Mircette (more information) Apri, Kariva, Enskyce, Reclipsen,... +9 more Patient resources Advanced Reading Other brands Apri, Kariva, Enskyce, Reclipsen,... +9 more Professional resources Prescribing Information Related treatment manuals Birth Control Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel may interact with other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Some drugs can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Unwanted effects on a nursing infant could result from a small amount that enters breast milk. Skip the sunlamps and tanning booths. Inform your surgeon or dentist of everything you use, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products, before the procedure. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to ethinyl estradiol or desogestrel; or to any other estrogen or progestin; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood clots (for example, in the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S deficiency), high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), high cholesterol or triglyceride (blood fat) levels, depression, diabetes, family or personal history of a certain swelling disorder (angioedema), gallbladder problems, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), history of yellowing eyes/skin (jaundice) during pregnancy or while using hormonal birth control (such as pills, patch), kidney disease, liver disease (including tumors), stroke, swelling (edema), thyroid problems, unexplained vaginal bleeding. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Prior to breastfeeding, consult your doctor. Consult a medical professional. If any of these issues arise, consult an eye doctor. If you wear contacts and are nearsighted, you run the risk of experiencing vision issues or trouble wearing your contacts. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. This medication may affect your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and find out when it is safe to start using birth control that contains a form of estrogen, such as this medication. It may take longer for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills. Spend as little time as possible in the sun. See also the Warning section. The impact could be worsened by sunlight. To learn more, speak with your pharmacist. If you recently underwent surgery, plan to undergo surgery, or anticipate spending a significant amount of time in a bed or chair (such as during a lengthy flight), let your doctor know. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. Blood clots are more likely to occur if you have these conditions, especially if you use hormonal birth control. Melasma, or blotchy, dark patches on your skin and face, can be brought on by this medication. This medication may decrease breast milk production. Pregnancy should not be the time when this medication is taken. Inactive ingredients in this product have the potential to cause allergic reactions or other issues. If you're outside, wear sunscreen and a hat. You may need to stop this medication for a time or take special precautions. Your doctor might need to modify your diet, exercise routine, or diabetes medication.