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Jolessa Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Jolessa?

You should not use Jolessa if you:
  • Are allergic to it, or to levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make Jolessa. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
  • Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors or liver disease.
  • Are pregnant or might be pregnant.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Jolessa should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before using this form of contraception. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Jolessa that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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