Oral Birth Control Pills – Serious Complications Nursing Mnemonic (Aches)

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Outline

ACHES

  • A-Abdominal Pain
  • C-Chest Pain
  • H-Headache
  • E-Eye Problems
  • S-Severe Leg Pain

Description

Because oral contraceptives can cause clots, we should monitor for the following serious complications in patients taking oral contraceptives: abdominal pain, chest pain, headache, eye problems, swelling or aching in the legs or thighs.

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