Side effects of birth control pills

Unplanned pregnancy can be an unpleasant fact for a woman at a time when she is not yet ready to be a mother. Many methods help to prevent unwanted pregnancy for example hormonal contraception in the form of birth control pills.

After using hormonal contraceptives, side effects can be unpleasant and last for a while. However, many women make their conscious choice in favor of contraceptive pills, since a possible unwanted pregnancy worries them more than possible side effects of drug therapy.

When a woman uses oral contraceptives for a short time, she may not experience common side effects. Birth control pills, which have been used for several months, can eventually cause some unwanted reactions, such as:

  • itching or breast pain;
  • troubling levels of anxiety;
  • decrease or increase in menstrual bleeding;
  • increase in blood pressure;
  • unpredictable or irregular vaginal bleeding.

Woman feels calmer when she has confidence that she is protected from unwanted pregnancy during the periods of active sex life. After using birth control pills, side effects can be painful and persist for a while, but other drugs also cause side effects that is a common reaction of the patient’s body to drug therapy.

To woman be sure of protection from unwanted pregnancy, she should use birth control pills correctly and consistently. Side effects of drugs that help avoid pregnancy may arise or not arise and this mainly depends on the every woman’s health status.

Some women prefer to use such methods to combat unwanted pregnancy as intrauterine contraception or contraceptive implant, which can be effective just as birth control pills. Side effects of hormonal contraceptives may occur in women during a week and be extremely painful.

To relieve the pain symptoms, consult the doctor who will prescribe an anesthetic taking into account your birth control pills used. If side effects are unusual after using birth control pills and they are not listed in the prescribing information, contact your doctor for regular monitoring.