Angeliq

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Angeliq Side Effects

Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, stomach upset, bloating, irritability, changes in sleep patterns, nausea, weight changes, increased/decreased interest in sex, change in vaginal discharge, or breast tenderness may occur. If any of these persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, memory loss), breast lumps, nipple discharge, swelling of the hands/feet, unusual vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged/returning bleeding), yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, worsening of a seizure condition, muscle weakness, signs of worsening diabetes control (e.g., increased thirst and urination), symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).

This medication may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack). Get medical help right away if you experience: pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, tingling/weakness/numbness in the arms/legs, sudden shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, sudden dizziness/fainting, confusion, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes (such as partial/complete blindness), unusual headaches (including headaches with vision changes/lack of coordination, worsening of migraines, sudden/very severe headaches).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • malignant neoplasm of the ovary
  • endometrial carcinoma
  • neoplasm of breast
  • hypocalcemia
  • body fluid retention
  • mood changes
  • libido changes
  • migraine
  • retinal thrombosis
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • pulmonary thromboembolism
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • thromboembolic disorder
  • thrombotic disorder
  • upper respiratory infection
  • sinusitis
  • influenza
  • bronchitis
  • gastroenteritis
  • hepatitis
  • gallbladder obstruction
  • gynecomastia
  • mastalgia
  • unspecified lump in breast
  • nipple discharge
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • vaginal discharge
  • dysmenorrhea
  • amenorrhea
  • menorrhagia
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • breast milk flow decreased
  • urticaria
  • back pain
  • change in corneal curvature
  • dizziness
  • peripheral edema
  • anorexia
  • weight gain
  • headache disorder
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • abdominal distension
  • involuntary muscle movement
  • carcinoma of cervix
  • hyponatremia
  • body fluid retention
  • hyperkalemia
  • mood changes
  • depression
  • retinal thrombosis
  • optic neuritis
  • pulmonary thromboembolism
  • thromboembolic disorder
  • thrombophlebitis
  • dyspepsia
  • constipation
  • hepatitis
  • obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
  • cystitis
  • galactorrhea not associated with childbirth
  • mastalgia
  • vaginitis
  • amenorrhea
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • erythema multiforme
  • erythema nodosum
  • pruritus of skin
  • alopecia
  • hirsutism
  • acne vulgaris
  • urticaria
  • chloasma
  • back pain
  • hypertonia
  • myalgia
  • drowsy
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • appetite changes
  • headache disorder
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • abdominal distension
  • hyperglycemia
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • anaphylaxis

Drug Interactions

See also Precautions section.

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug are: aromatase inhibitors (e.g., anastrozole, exemestane), atazanavir/cobicistat, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), ospemifene, raloxifene, tamoxifen, tizanidine, tranexamic acid, warfarin.

Drospirenone may raise your potassium blood level. Tell your doctor if you are regularly taking other drugs/products that can also raise your potassium level (including aliskiren, ACE inhibitors such as enalapril/lisinopril, angiotensin receptor blockers such as losartan/valsartan, heparin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen, potassium-sparing "water pills"/diuretics such as eplerenone/spironolactone/triamterene).

Other medications can affect the removal of estrogen from your body, which may affect how estrogen works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others.

This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.