As with any medicine, Brisdelle can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Brisdelle include but are not limited to:
- Nausea or vomiting.
(Click Brisdelle Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Brisdelle may react with a number of other medications (see Brisdelle Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Ever had a seizure
- Bipolar disorder, a family member with bipolar disorder, or ever had an abnormally high mood (mania)
- Ever tried to commit suicide, or have had thoughts of suicide or of harming yourself
- Breast cancer or a history of it
- Low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia)
- Osteoporosis or have broken a bone
- Ever had bleeding problems
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Brisdelle and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Brisdelle and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Brisdelle Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)