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When and How to Use Jencycla

Some general considerations to keep in mind while taking this contraceptive include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • Missing Jencycla (or other progestin-only) 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.
  • 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.
  • Each pack contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away the next day.
  • You may have your period early or late while taking Jencycla. Keep taking your pills either way; do not stop taking them during your period.
  • It does not matter if you take this medication with food or on an empty stomach. If Jencycla bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to dose Jencycla, regardless of your weight, age, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Jencycla Dosage for more information.)

Jencycla Drug Interactions

Jencycla may react with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Jencycla).
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