Jolivetteand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Norethindrone
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No generic is available for Jolivette 0.35mg.
- Manufactured by Watson Pharma Inc
- Product of United States • Shipped from United States
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Jolivette 0.35mg.
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Jolivette Drug Information
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Jolivette Drug Information
Jolivette is used to prevent pregnancy. It is often referred to as the "mini-pill" because it does not contain any estrogen. Norethindrone (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy by making vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. Jolivette also stops the release of an egg (ovulation) in about half of a woman's menstrual cycles. While the "mini-pill" is more effective than certain other methods of birth control (such as condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm), it is less effective than combination hormone (estrogen and progestin) birth control because it does not consistently prevent ovulation. It is usually used by women who cannot take estrogen. To reduce the risk of pregnancy, it is very important to take Jolivette exactly as prescribed. Using Jolivette does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
How to Use Jolivette
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using Jolivette and each time you get a refill. The leaflet contains very important information on when to take your pills and what to do If you miss a dose of Jolivette. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Jolivette by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember, and take your pill at the same time each day. Taking Jolivette after your evening meal or at bedtime may help if you have stomach upset or nausea with the medication. You may choose to take Jolivette at another time of day that is easier for you to remember. No matter what dosing schedule you use, it is very important that you take Jolivette at the same time each day, 24 hours apart. It is best to begin taking Jolivette on the first day of your menstrual period. If you begin taking it on any other day, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 48 hours to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. Continue taking one tablet every day. After taking the last tablet in a pack, start a new pack the next day. There is no break between packs, and you do not take any "reminder" tablets (tablets without medication). Your periods may be irregular, or heavier/lighter than usual. You may also have vaginal bleeding (spotting) between periods. Do not stop taking your pills if this happens. Pregnancy is more likely if you miss pills, start a new pack late, or take your pill at a different time of the day than usual. If you miss a pill, or take it 3 or more hours later than usual, or have diarrhea, or vomit soon after taking a pill, use a back-up method of birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) every time you have sex for the next 48 hours. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how to switch from other forms of hormonal birth control (such as patch, other birth control pills) to Jolivette. If any information is unclear, consult the Patient Information Leaflet or your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Jolivette, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to norethindrone; or to other progestins; or if you have any other allergies. Jolivette may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Jolivette, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,blood clots (for example, in the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S deficiency), high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), low levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL), depression, diabetes, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), history of yellowing eyes/skin (jaundice) during pregnancy or while using hormonal birth control (such as pills, patch), liver disease (including tumors), unexplained vaginal bleeding. Smoking raises your risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, and high blood pressure from hormonal birth control (such as the pill, patch, ring). The risk of these serious problems increases with age and with the number of cigarettes you smoke. Do not smoke or use tobacco. Tell your doctor if you just had or will be having surgery or if you will be confined to a bed or chair for a long time (such as a long plane flight). These conditions increase your risk of getting blood clots, especially if you are using hormonal birth control. You may need to stop Jolivette for a time or take special precautions. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Jolivette may cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin (melasma). Sunlight may worsen this effect. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Jolivette should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Jolivette may pass into breast milk in small amounts and have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Refer to the product package information for advice on missed doses. You may need to use back-up birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. If you often forget to take your pills as directed, contact your doctor to discuss switching to another form of birth control.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some drugs may cause hormonal birth control to work less well by decreasing the amount of birth control hormones in your body. This effect can result in pregnancy. Examples include griseofulvin, modafinil, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir), among others. Tell your doctor when you start any new drug, and discuss if you should use additional reliable birth control. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well. Jolivette may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as sex hormone-binding globulin, thyroid), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Jolivette.
Jolivette Side Effects
What are Jolivette side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Jolivette may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Jolivette as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Jolivette
The side effects of Jolivette may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Jolivette. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Jolivette may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Jolivette, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Jolivette.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Jolivette, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Jolivette and the side effects associated with Jolivette are described in the following:
Common Jolivette Side Effects
- irregular menstrual periods
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- abdominal distension
- weight loss
- appetite changes
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Jolivette Side Effects
- vaginal discharge
Rare or Very Rare Jolivette Side Effects
- retinal thrombosis
- optic neuritis
- thromboembolic disorder
- galactorrhea not associated with childbirth
- Erythema Multiforme
- erythema nodosum
- pruritus of skin
- back pain
- skin rash
- chest pain
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- malignant neoplasm of the ovary
- ectopic pregnancy
- ovarian cyst
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- Erosion of Cervix
- Cervical Discharge
- acne vulgaris
- weight gain
- body fluid retention
- limb pain
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Jolivette when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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