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What to Do If You Miss a Dose

Irregular periods are a very common Jencycla side effect. It is normal to have your period earlier or later than expected, and it is normal to have bleeding or spotting between periods. This is one of the disadvantages of this medication.
However, you should make sure you are not pregnant if you miss two periods in a row. You should also make sure you are not pregnant if your period is late and you have missed pills or taken pills late, especially if you did not use a backup method of birth control. In these situations, an over-the-counter (OTC) pregnancy test works fine.
If you are breastfeeding and you have not started having periods yet, you cannot use missed periods as an indicator for a possible pregnancy. You are unlikely to get pregnant before your first postpartum period, but it is not impossible. If you have any symptoms or signs of a possible pregnancy, it might be a good idea to take a pregnancy test.
It is very important that you take Jencycla every day at the same time every day, even if you do not have sex very often. If you miss pills or if you are more than three hours late for any pill, take one missed pill as soon as you remember and then go back to your usual schedule. You need to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, for 48 hours after restarting the pills.

General Information on Taking Jencycla

Some considerations to keep in mind while taking Jencycla include the following:
  • Jencycla comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • Missing pills or taking them late is more likely to result in pregnancy, compared with combined oral contraceptives. It is essential that you take them at exactly the same time every day.
  • Each pack of Jencycla contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away.
  • You may have your period early or late while taking Jencycla. Keep taking it either way; do not stop Jencycla during your period.
  • It does not matter if you take this drug with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking your dosage with food.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills or take them even a few hours late. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Jencycla dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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