Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can improve acne in women.
Though typically safe and effective, birth control pills for acne (combination estrogen-progestin pills) aren't for everyone. Side effects can include headache, breast tenderness, nausea, weight gain, breakthrough bleeding and a slightly increased risk of blood clots.
Talk to your doctor about how your health history and age may affect your risks with birth control pills for acne.
Don't take birth control pills for acne if you:
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