As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Jolessa. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive 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 be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Jolessa include but are not limited to:
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
- Breast tenderness
(Click Jolessa Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Jolessa can interact with a number of other medications (see Jolessa Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Very high blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Will be having surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Jolessa and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Jolessa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Jolessa Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)