Jencycla is a once-a-day oral contraceptive that works by thickening the cervical mucus at the entrance to the uterus in order to keep sperm from passing through.
Because Jencycla is a progestin-only pill, it should not interfere with breastfeeding or affect milk production. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Jencycla.
- How Does Jencycla Work?
Jencycla is taken orally once a day and started on the first day of your menstrual period. Jencycla does not contain reminder pills, and when you finish one pack, you immediately start the next. Store Jencycla at room temperature and away from sunlight.
- Is Jencycla Easy to Get?
Jencycla is available at most major pharmacies. Check with your insurance provider to see if Jencycla is covered by your insurance.
- Are There Any Precautions?
It is important to take Jencycla at the same time every day and not to miss any doses, since it can be less effective if not taken consistently. If you miss a dose, use backup birth control for the next 48 hours. If you've missed more than one dose or you've been late taking your medication more than once, consider using backup birth control until your next cycle.
Jencycla can interfere with some epilepsy drugs and other medications. It is best to consult with your doctor to see if the mini-pill is right for you.
Frequent consumption of grapefruit juice while taking Jencycla can increase the blood levels of certain medications. Limit your consumption of grapefruit juice and monitor for any changes to your condition.
Jencycla and can cause blotchy, dark areas on the face, and sunlight can worsen the effect. Limit the time you spend in the sun, and use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when outside.
Jencycla does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Allergic reactions to this drug are rare. Get medical help right away if you experience rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face or throat), dizziness, or trouble breathing.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
- Breast tenderness.
- Weight changes.
- Nausea or stomach upset.
Serious side effects are uncommon, but include lumps in the breast, mood changes, abdominal pain, dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin. Serious complications, including the forming of blood clots, have been known to occur with Jencycla, although they are not common. Get medical help right away if you experience any pain in the limbs, confusion, sudden dizziness, or slurred speech.
- Is Jencycla Appropriate for Teenagers?
Jencycla can safely be used by teenagers with precautions. Teenage girls should not start taking Jencycla until they have had their first menstrual cycle. Be aware that Jencycla can aggravate acne, although it's not common.
- Will Jencycla Cause Weight Gain?
As with any oral contraceptive, there are certain risks and side effects. Fluctuations in weight are fairly common and may balance out over time. Give the medication some time to get into your system and fully assimilate to determine the effects of the medication.
- Will Jencycla Stop Your Period?
Jencycla does not stop your menstrual flow, although it may cause some fluctuations in regularity when you first start using it. Your period should occur every four to six weeks.
- What Else Should I Know About Jencycla?
Jencycla can react with epilepsy, tuberculosis, and HIV drugs. Talk to your doctor about the medications you're taking. Although Jencycla should not have any adverse reaction on blood sugar levels if you have diabetes, it is best to monitor your blood sugar for any changes.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.