Lutera

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Lutera Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the pill has not been used properly), contact your doctor for a pregnancy test.

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.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: lumps in the breast, mental/mood changes (such as new/worsening depression), severe stomach/abdominal pain, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding (such as continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods), dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

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

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away 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.
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • benign hepatic cell adenoma
  • neoplasm of breast
  • folate deficiency
  • hypertriglyceridemia
  • hyperlipidemia
  • body fluid retention
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • mood changes
  • libido changes
  • depression
  • migraine
  • retinal thrombosis
  • cataracts
  • optic neuritis
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • pulmonary thromboembolism
  • hemorrhagic stroke
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • thromboembolic disorder
  • arterial thrombosis
  • hepatic vein thrombosis
  • thrombotic disorder
  • deep venous thrombosis
  • colitis
  • hepatitis
  • biliary calculus
  • gallbladder disease
  • obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
  • kidney disease with reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • gynecomastia
  • galactorrhea not associated with childbirth
  • mastalgia
  • vaginitis
  • vaginal dryness
  • dysmenorrhea
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • amenorrhea
  • menorrhagia
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • skin photosensitivity
  • erythema multiforme
  • erythema nodosum
  • pruritus of skin
  • alopecia
  • hirsutism
  • acne vulgaris
  • urticaria
  • chloasma
  • back pain
  • muscle spasm
  • change in corneal curvature
  • unconsciousness
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • peripheral edema
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • appetite changes
  • headache disorder
  • dyspnea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • abdominal distension
  • pelvic pain
  • abnormal glucose tolerance
  • nervousness
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • hypersensitivity drug reaction
  • general weakness
  • acute abdominal pain
  • pancreatitis
  • oligomenorrhea
  • dysplasia of cervix
  • neoplasm of liver
  • erosion of cervix
  • cervical discharge
  • liver cell carcinoma
  • focal nodular hyperplasia of liver
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • acute occlusion of mesenteric vein

Drug Interactions

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 include: aromatase inhibitors (such as anastrozole, exemestane), ospemifene, tamoxifen, tizanidine, tranexamic acid, certain combination products used to treat chronic hepatitis C (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir with or without dasabuvir).

Some drugs may cause hormonal birth control to work less well by decreasing the amount of birth control hormones in your body. This effect can result in pregnancy. Examples include griseofulvin, modafinil, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir), among others.

Tell your doctor when you start any new drug, and discuss if you should use additional reliable birth control. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.

This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as blood clotting factors, thyroid), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this medication.