Jencycla is a prescription birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is a progestin-only contraceptive that works by stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Each pack contains 28 pills. It is important to take them at the exact same time every day. Side effects include headaches, breast tenderness, and nausea.
Jencycla™ (norethindrone) is a prescription oral contraceptive, also known as a birth control pill. It is a generic version of Ortho Micronor®. Jencycla is a progestin-only contraceptive (also known as a "mini pill"). It is an ideal choice for breastfeeding mothers and other women who should not take estrogens.
(Click What Is Jencycla Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Just like any medicine, Jencycla 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. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Jencycla include but are not limited to:
- Breast tenderness
- Irregular menstrual periods
(Click Jencycla Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)