hi, most women have no side effects when taking the oral contraceptive pill, but some women do experience irregular periods
, nausea, headaches
, or weight change. Each type of oral contraceptive pill can affect each woman differently.
Spotting between periods
may occur while taking the first three weeks of hormone pills, but this is not serious. This usually occurs during the first two or three cycles. You should call your health care provider if the bleeding is heavier than a light flow or lasts more than a few days.
Some women have some nausea, but this usually goes away if the pill is taken with a meal or a snack at bedtime. Sometimes a pill with less estrogen
is prescribed if the nausea doesn't go away.
Sometimes, women may experience headaches when they start taking oral contraceptive pills
. Usually headaches occur because of stress or other reasons. If your health care provider thinks they are related to the pill, he/she may prescribe an oral contraceptive pill with a lower dose of estrogen o