Jolessa Warnings and Precautions

Smoking cigarettes while taking Jolessa increases your risk of heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes, especially if you are over age 35. Besides women who smoke, other people who should pay special attention to the warnings and precautions with Jolessa include women who have a history of depression, gallbladder problems, or diabetes.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to using Jolessa™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol), talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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