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ooix

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Oral Contraceptives-side effects
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:04:54 PM »
1)Cholestatic jaundice
2)Oedema(Corneal)
3)Nasal Congestion
4)Thyroid dysfunction
5)Raised Blood pressure
6)Acne,Alopecia,Anaemia
7)Cerebrovascular disease
8)Elevated blood sugar
9)Porphyria,pigmentation/pancreatitis
10)Thromboembolism
11)Intracranial hypertension
12)Vomiting(Progesterone only)
13)Erythema nodosum/Extrapyramidal effects
14)Sensitivity to light
That is why we call the Mnemonics 'CONTRACEPTIVES'

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Re: Oral Contraceptives-side effects
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 12:32:30 PM »
Oral contraceptives also have many beneficial effects :

-They can help to regularize your periods.
-Improve your complexion and reduce your acne.
-Women on oral contraceptives usually have regular, painless menstrual cycles with a reduced blood loss.
-If you have heavy irregular menstrual periods, and also need contraception, then using OCs will allow you to kill two birds with one stone

Long-term use will not affect your future fertility, so you can take them for as long as you like, till you are ready to start your family.