When a woman takes the combined oral contraceptive pill, she may experience some side effects. However, these adverse effects do not always appear and, when they do, they may be temporary.
Therefore, if the woman continues to have any side effects after a few months, the ideal is to discuss them with the specialist. The gynecologist will then be able to prescribe a different contraceptive pill.
Some of the side effects that may occur with the combined oral contraceptive pill are:
- Breast tenderness and discomfort.
- Mood changes, depressed mood.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Tiredness and weakness.
In addition, women taking combined hormonal contraceptives have an increased risk of venous or arterial blood clots.