The Pill has few side effects. Some side effects tend to settle within 2 or 3 months of starting the Pill. During this time some women may experience:

  • nausea
  • breast tenderness or enlargement
  • mood changes
  • breakthrough bleeding
  • headache

Other possible side effects that may occur over time include:

  • Skin changes including acne or chloasma (brown discoloration on the face)
  • Change is sexual response
  • Weight gain: studies suggest this is not related to the pill