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What is/are Norelgestromin?

Norelgestromin is a progestin used in the contraceptive patch called Evra or Ortho Evra, where it is combined with the estrogen ethinylestradiol.

Adverse effects

  •     Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  •     Sudden and severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  •     Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  •     Sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
  •     Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;
  •     A change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
  •     Nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  •     Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  •     A breast lump; or
  •     Symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes).

Less serious side effects of ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin may include:

  •     Mild nausea (especially when you first start taking this medicine), vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
  •     Breast tenderness or swelling, nipple discharge;
  •     Freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
  •     Changes in weight or appetite;
  •     Problems with contact lenses;
  •     Vaginal itching or discharge; or
  •     Changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive.

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