What are the most common side effects of the Pill?

    • Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting. If bleeding occurs in more than one cycle or lasts for more than a few days call your healthcare professional.
    • Problems wearing contact lenses such as change in vision or inability to wear your lenses. If these occur, contact your healthcare professional.
    • Fluid retention with swelling of the fingers or ankles and may raise your blood pressure. Contact your healthcare professional if you experience fluid retention.
    • Spotty darkening of the skin (particularly the face). This may persist after you stop using ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN® LO.
    • Other side effects include nausea and vomiting, change in appetite, headache, nervousness, depression, dizziness, loss of scalp hair, vaginal infections and allergic reactions.
    • If any of these side effects bother you, call your healthcare professional.