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  • How does Sayana Press work?
  • How effective is Sayana Press?
  • Is it okay to breastfeed and take Sayana Press?
  • I’ve just had a baby, how soon can I start Sayana Press?
  • Can Sayana Press change my periods?
  • I’m worried about gaining weight, what can I expect?
  • I missed an injection or my injection appointment, what should I do?
  • Will I get any skin reactions to Sayana Press?
  • Is there an increased risk of cancer?
  • Does Sayana Press have an effect on bone health?
  • Does Sayana Press have an effect on bone health in teenagers (up to 18 years)?
  • What if I don’t want to continue Sayana Press?
  • Can my Sayana Press expire?
  • What temperature should I store Sayana Press?
  • What if I decide to have a family?
  • Can I continue Sayana Press for more than 2 years?

Like all medicines, Sayana Press can cause side effects

Please familiarise yourself with this section and re-read it regularly.

If you experience any of the side effects listed below, or if you notice any side effects not listed here, you should contact your doctor or nurse straight away:

Serious: A serious allergic reaction to the medicine. It is not known how frequently this occurs. However, this can happen even if you have used Sayana Press before.

Uncommon: A stroke or blood clot in the lungs, leg or eye.

Very common: Weight increase or decrease.

Common: Abdominal pain (cramps); nausea; acne; amenorrhea (very light or no period), heavy, frequent and/or unexpected bleeding; irregular periods; period pains; breast pain/tenderness; depression; weakness or tiredness; headache; injection site reactions (including pain, tenderness, lump, persistent skin indentation/dimpling); irritability; anxiety; decreased sexual feeling; vaginal irritation or itching; mood changes; dizziness; back pain; pain in limbs; abnormal cervical smear.

Please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet you received with your medicine for the full list of side effects

If you think you have experienced a side effect from your medicine, you should report it to the MHRA through the Yellow Card Scheme. You should also contact Pfizer medical information on 01304 616161