Jolessa Birth Control Information

Jolessa™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is the generic version of Seasonale®, an extended-cycle birth control pill that allows women to have one period every three months. This product comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day. It is very important to take it at the same time every day, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
Although most women are able to take Jolessa without any problems, this type of birth control can sometimes cause side effects, such as vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting), nausea, and breast tenderness. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this medication if you have:
(For more information on this form of birth control, click Jolessa. This article takes an in-depth look at how it works to prevent pregnancy, what to do if you miss any pills, and precautions to be aware of before taking it.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD