Birth control pills: what are the worst side effects?

Depends on the pt. Some commonly reported side effects of birth control pills are unscheduled bleeding, lighter/shorter periods, missed periods, nausea, upset stomach and headaches. Each individual patient may experience one or more of these or none at all. If you do experience something you can't tolerate, you can always try another formulation. You have many pills combos to choose from. Talk to your doctor.

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Am a 22yr old unmarried, is it safe for me to take birth control pills? What r the side effects?

USUALLY. Without reviewing your personal health history it is hard to make a blanket statement. The pill is usually a combination of hormones like the ones your body would make anyway. They work by making your body think you are pregnant,preventing you from ovulating (releasing an egg). The pill comes in different strengths and combinations and a doc can usually find one that has the least side effects. Read more...

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

Do a web search. The most important one that comes to my mind - is that they cause blod clotting sometimes where you dont want clots. Read more...

Which side effects of birth control pills are most common?

Water retention. Water retention, breast engorgement, weight gain, indirectly can elevate the bp.Blood clot especially if one is smoker and has sedentary life style or travelling long distance in car or via plane .Spotting or break through bleeding . Some times can cause headache. Read more...

Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Yes. All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, lighter periods. Occ. There is temporary breast tenderness or nausea - but generally pill is well tolerated. Read more...