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Severe back pain, high blood sugar, and depression are some of the potentially serious side effects of Jolivette. Any of these serious problems should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately. However, Jolivette side effects are usually minor and do not require medical attention in most cases. Some of these common side effects include irregular menstrual periods, nausea, and dizziness.

What Are the Side Effects of Jolivette?

Jolivette® (norethindrone) is a generic version of Ortho Micronor®. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Jolivette; however, not all women who use the contraceptive will experience side effects. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Often, many of the bothersome side effects of Jolivette 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 Jolivette. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Jolivette side effects with you.)

Side Effects With Jolivette to Report

There are a number of side effects with Jolivette that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • More than 45 days between periods (this may be a sign of pregnancy)
  • Severe lower abdominal or back pain (which may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, also known as a "tubal" pregnancy, or an ovarian cyst)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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