Jolivette (Oral)

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breastfeeding while on Jolivette birth control

started taking Jolivette oral birth control 6 weeks after birth of daughter. doctor prescribed them due to breastfeeding. 6 months later, still breastfeeding. have not gotten a period since started taking birth control. worried pregnant. took pregnanc...
by Jessie in Boiling Springs, SC, 03/18/2006

Jolivette and when i have my period?

I am start taking jolivette tablet march 11 2007 and i finish all the pills april 7 so when i am going to have my period?
by alicia in atlanta ga., 04/08/2007

Irregular periods

I am taking this birth control pill and am noticing very irregular periods. It seems that I have one every two weeks if not more frequently. This doesnt seem normal to me. Is this one of the side effects of this medication? If so is there another type...
by Denise Breaune in Joplin, MO., 01/01/2006

Low milk supply

Would taking Jolivette effect my milk supply? I am trying to piece together the change. I have not had my period yet. The dip in the supply has been going on for over a month now. Thanks.
by nwmm in IL, 07/22/2006

doses jolivette mess with your mood?

I suffer from aniexty and depression im taking jolivette since im brestfeeding.  Has anybody suffered  mood swings or noticed depression since taking jolivette and has taking this pill made mild supply be less? Im worried.
by Jamie Montano in san jose, ca, 05/20/2008

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Jolivette (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Jolivette (Oral)

Jolivette (Oral) Medication Classification


Jolivette (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Jolivette (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Jolivette (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Jolivette (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Jolivette (Oral) Storage

Store Jolivette (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Jolivette (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Jolivette (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Jolivette (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Jolivette (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Jolivette (Oral) Ratings

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Jolivette (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **


April, San Francisco, California - 01/02/2011

I've been on this specific kind of birth control for the past nine months. While all birth controls make me crazy, this one especially greatly effects my moods and emotional stability. I cry at nearly every thing and am very quick to get upset or mad. I also have gained thirty pounds even though I haven't been a glutton but I probably could use some more exercising. I also haven't had a period the whole time I have been on it which is a side effect but still concerns me.

On a plus side, I rarely get any pimples and I have yet to get pregnant so at least it's got that going for it.