Our expert says:
She should be taking it every 3 months and not every month.
Menstruation disturbances in the form of spotting, breakthrough bleeding or skipping menstruation.
Headaches, dizziness, depression and nausea. She may pick up weight and if there is a family history of diabetes, her blood sugar should be checked every 6 months.
People using Nuristerate can develop clots in the leg and is at higher risk of heart disease, especially if she smokes.
In rare cases liver tumours can develop leading to bleeding internally.
She may also be at risk for developing osteoporosis (thin bones) if she uses this for a long period.
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