Jolivette is an oral type of prescription contraceptivecontaining progestin. It does not contain estrogen at all and is perfectlysuited for breastfeeding women and all other women who cannot intake estrogenfor various medical reasons.
Some women may experience some of the side effects ofJolivette, but most of them are mild and require little to no treatment at alland are all quite tolerable. There are a few serious side effects that mayoccur on rare occasions.
Jolivette can commonly affect the regularity ofmenstrual periods, trigger headaches and cause nausea and breast tenderness. Ifa woman experiences severe back pain or an increase in blood sugar levels and evendepression, those are all indications of serious side effects of Jolivette, andas such, they must be reported to a doctor as soon as possible. Usually all theside effects get improved or disappear completely during the first couple ofmonths of use. Various allergic reactions can also be triggered by Jolivette.
Sometimes the side effects can be triggered becauseJolivette’s properties get mixed with some other medication taken at the sametime. Some negative interactions between Jolivette and other drugs may occur.
Jolivette combined with aminoglutethimide significantly increases the risk ofunintentional pregnancy, so if one has to ingest them at the same time, abackup contraception method should be provided. Birth control pills takentogether with some types of antibiotics can also trigger an unintentional pregnancy,although all the reported cases were just pure coincidence.
A combination ofantibiotics and birth control pills may also require some backup contraceptivemethod. Aprepitant sometimes causes Jolivette to have a lesser effect andpossibly leads to a pregnancy and once again it has to be emphasized that abackup contraception plan may be required.
Jolivette contains hormones that get metabolized in the bodyand the parallel use of barbiturates may cause a faster metabolization of hormoneswhich sometimes can lead to an unintentional pregnancy. One should alwaysconsult the healthcare provider if there is a need for an additionalcontraceptive method.
Bosentan also sometimes lessens the effect of Jolivettewhich increases the risk of becoming pregnant, and as with all otheraforementioned medication combinations, a backup contraceptive method should be used.
Modafinil is another type of medication that can affect thecontraceptive properties of Jolivette and calls for a backup contraceptionmethod to make sure that one does not get pregant by accident. Various seizure medications share the same issues with the medicationspreviously described.