Natazia Side Effects: Weight Gain, Migraine, Nausea. What are the side effects, if any, of Bayer’s new birth control pill Natazia which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Most Common Natazia Side Effects. Here’s what the company’s press release is saying about Natazia’s negative side effects:
“The most common treatment-emergent adverse reactions (greater than or equal to 2%) were headache (including migraines) (13.2%), metrorrhagia and irregular menstruation (8.0%), breast pain, discomfort or tenderness (6.6%), nausea or vomiting (6.5%), acne (3.9%), and increased weight (2.8%).”
That’s more that one in ten women (13%) using Natazia who experience headaches from use of the birth control pill. Nearly one in ten (8%) experience irregular menstruation because of Natazia.
Meanwhile, not a lot — but still a significant number — of Natazia users gain weight because of the pill.
Specifically, if the above Bayer press release is to be believed, about one in 35 women end up with more weight from using Natazia.
Moreover, you should note these cautionary warnings also from the company’s press release:
“Natazia should not be used in women with a high risk of arterial or venous thrombotic diseases, undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, breast cancer or other estrogen- or progestin-sensitive cancer, liver tumors (benign or malignant) or liver disease, or who are pregnant.”
Wait, there’s more: “The use of Natazia is associated with increased risks of several serious conditions including venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, hypertension, ruptured ovarian cyst and uterine leiomyoma. The excess risk of thromboembolic events is highest during the first year of use of COC.”
And, if you are using Natazia, you should refrain from smoking.
From the Bayer advisory:”Women using COCs, including Natazia, should be strongly advised not to smoke. Smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from COC use. The risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes, especially in women over 35 years old.”
Have you tried taking this birth control pill? What are the side effects, if any, for you?
Natazia Side Effects: Weight Gain, Migraine, Nausea. Posted 9 May 2010. Last updated on 9 May 2010.