General Information on CombiPatch
Just like any medicine, CombiPatch can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of CombiPatch include but are not limited to:
- Breast pain
- Painful menstrual periods
- Skin reaction at the application site
- Stuffy or runny nose.
(Click CombiPatch Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
CombiPatch can interact with several other medications (see CombiPatch Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using CombiPatch if you have:
- Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus)
- Migraine headaches
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see CombiPatch and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see CombiPatch and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click CombiPatch Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)