Just like with any other form of birth control, you might notice some side effects but they should be easy to manage.
Some side effects are really common and should go away on their own after a couple of months, once your body has gotten used to the mini pill.
The most common side effects noted include:
- tender breasts
- irregular bleeding
- changes to your mood and sex drive
- nausea and vomiting
- cysts on your ovaries (they should be harmless and won’t need treatment)
If you get side effects that cause you discomfort and don’t go away, drop us a message. They may recommend that you try an alternative mini pill.
More serious side effects with the progestin-only pill are rare, but it’s good to know what the symptoms are in case you do need to get medical help.
Stop using the progestin-only pill and go to the hospital immediately if you experience:
- signs of a blood clot (throbbing or cramping pain, feeling breathlessness suddenly, coughing up blood)
- signs of a heart attack (cold sweat, fatigue, chest pain)
- signs of a stroke (a sudden weakness on one side of your body, difficulty seeing out of one or both of your eyes, sudden confusion)