Jinteli is a prescription drug used for treating hot flashes or night sweats caused by menopause. It is also approved for preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Jinteli comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day, every day. While most women tolerate the medication well, potential side effects can include headaches, nervousness, and breast pain.
What Is Jinteli?Jinteli™ (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication. It contains an estrogen and a progestin hormone. The drug is approved for the following uses:
- Treating hot flashes or night sweats due to menopause
- Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
For both uses, Jinteli is only approved for women who still have a uterus (who have not had a hysterectomy). Jinteli is a generic version of femhrt®.
(Click What Is Jinteli Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Jinteli can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with Jinteli include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Breast pain.
(Click Jinteli Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)