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Jencycla Side Effects

Menstrual changes, nausea, and headaches are potential side effects that may occur with Jencycla. Reactions to this form of birth control are usually mild and either do not require treatment or are easily treated. There are, however, certain problems that require immediate medical attention, including depression, severe lower-back pain, or an unexplained rash.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Jencycla

Just like any medicine, Jencycla™ (norethindrone) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Often, many of the bothersome side effects of Jencycla improve or go away completely within the first few months of use.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Jencycla. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Jencycla Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Jencycla, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • More than 45 days between periods (this may be a sign of pregnancy)
  • Severe lower abdominal (stomach) or back pain, which may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy (also known as a "tubal" pregnancy) or an ovarian cyst
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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