Natazia, the first four-phase oral contraceptive that contains two female hormones (estradiol valerate, progestin) has been approved by the FDA (The Food And Drug Administration). This oral contraceptive is the first four phased contraceptive, which means it delivers various doses of progestin and estrogen hormones, right through each 28 day treatment cycle.
Prior to being approved by the FDA, two studies showed that 1,867 women found Natazia to be very effective. Though this new contraceptive does have some side effects such as; irregular bleeding, breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, and acne, Natazia has been given much praise. However, there are still some warnings to the use of Natazia for example women older than 35 who smoke should not use Natazia and the serious risk of cardiovascular events for women using contraceptives.
Before getting prescribed onto Natazia, you should consider the following:
- You are, or suspect that you are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding and / or are less than 6 weeks postpartum
- Are over the age of 35
- Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Have active liver disease or a history of liver tumors
- Have a history of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure or some other condition that puts you at risk of a heart attack
- Have diabetes
- Have breast cancer, history of breast cancer or an abnormal growth in the breast
- Have a history of blood clotting problems
- Have cancer or history of cancer of the reproductive organs
- Have migraines or focal neurologic symptoms
Side effects for Natazia
Common Side effects include:
- Breast tenderness or enlargement
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sexual interest
- Changes in weight
- Hair loss
- Stomach cramps or bloating
- Unusual spotting or bleeding
Severe side effects include:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
- Breast discharge
- Breast discomfort, pain, or lumps
- Calf or leg pain, swelling, or tenderness
- Change in vaginal secretions
- Chest, jaw, or left arm pain
- Coughing up blood
- Dark-colored urine
- Eye pressure or swelling
- Fluid retention (swelling of the fingers and ankles)
- Light-colored bowel movements
- Mental or mood changes (eg, new or worsening depression)
- Missed menstrual period
- New, persistent, or worsening headaches or migraines
- Numbness of an arm or leg
- One-sided weakness
- Persistent or recurrent abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Persistent or severe dizziness
- Severe pain or tenderness in the stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Slurred speech
- Sudden, severe headache or vomiting
- Vaginal irritation or discharge
- Vision loss or other vision changes (eg, double vision)
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
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This has given me irregular bleeding I barely get my period. Maybe one instance of spotting but never when I’m supposed to get my period. Have also noticed acne and worsening of moods/depression. I have been off it for about a week for the first time in months and I feel better than I have in a long time.
Comment by anon — December 5, 2011 @ 9:32 am
It is recommended you stay on the pill for 3 months for the side effects to go away.
Comment by Janine — December 5, 2011 @ 10:00 am
I’ve been taking this pill for almost a year now and it’s been brought to my attention that my mood has changed drastically. I’ve actually just noticed it about a month ago. I’m so bitchy that my boyfriend is afraid to even speak to me at my time of the month. I hate this pill, it’s ruining my life! I’m on my period a week early every month and it lasts for 2 weeks.
Comment by Megan — March 4, 2012 @ 3:51 pm
If this pill is not controlling your period, you should definitely let your doctor know and he/she will provide other birth control options for you that may work better.
Comment by Janine — March 5, 2012 @ 11:23 am