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Jolivette Birth Control Pills

Jolivette® (norethindrone) is a progestin-only oral contraceptive (birth control pill). It is a generic version of Ortho Micronor®. Because it contains only a progesterone-like hormone, not an estrogen (most birth control pills contain both types of hormones), Jolivette is most often used by women who are breastfeeding or cannot take estrogens for other reasons.
 
Some of the potential side effects include:
 
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness.
 
Jolivette is taken once a day, at the same time each day. There are no inactive or "placebo" pills in each pack. Every tablet contains the active hormone, and there is no break in between pills or packs. Because there are no breaks, menstrual periods often occur at irregular intervals.
 
(To learn more about these birth control pills, click Jolivette. This article includes details on effectiveness, general safety precautions, and more.)
 

Jolivette Birth Control Pills

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