Norlyda is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy by tricking your body into thinking that it is already pregnant. It thickens vaginal fluids in order to prevent fertilization from occurring. Norlyda also stops the release of an egg. If you are sensitive to the side effects of estrogen, then you should give Norlyda a try! Norlyda is a mini-pill which means it does not contain any estrogen. Norlyda may also reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.
- How Does Norlyda Work?
You will take one pill of Norlyda daily. It is important to take it at the same time each day. There are no reminder pills as you take the same dosage every day of the month. Norylda may be a better choice for women who are breastfeeding because it does not change your bodies' milk production. Norlyda may also be a better option for smokers over the age of 35.
- Is Norlyda Easy to Purchase?
Yes! Norlyda is a popular birth control medication that we at Nurx™ often recommend to women who have previously experienced side effects. Norlyda does require a prescription but we make this process easier than ever. You can speak with a Nurx™ healthcare professional in the comfort and confidentiality of your own home and then have your Norlyda shipped right to your front door!
Nurx™ also works with most insurance providers. No health insurance? No Problem! Norlyda is a generic version of Norethindrone, making it a more affordable birth control option.
- What Precautions Should I Take With Norlyda?
It is always a good idea to consult with a medical professional before taking Norlyda. Your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you assess your risk of an allergic reaction. Signs of hives, itching, difficulty breathing, dizziness, or swelling of the face could indicate an allergic reaction. Although unlikely, it is important to discuss these risks with your doctor.
Norlyda can increase your blood pressure levels. If you have a history of high blood pressure, routine readings may be necessary.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects With Norlyda?
Although every birth control medication comes with the risk of side effects, very few women will experience severe symptoms. Side effects of Norlyda may include nausea, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, and weight gain. Many women will not experience side effects with Norlyda because it does not contain any estrogen hormones.
Serious side effects of Norlyda are very rare but might include blood clots, breast lumps, major headaches, vision problems, and a worsening of depression symptoms.
- Can I Take Norlyda With Other Medications?
You can take Norlyda with most medications. However, you should avoid using Norlyda with Bosentan, a hypertension medication as well as HIV medications. As always, it is best to share your current medications including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements with your healthcare provider before beginning a birth control medication.
Some medications can reduce the effectiveness of Norlyda in preventing pregnancy. Discuss your use of St. John's wort, seizure, and HIV drugs with your healthcare provider.
- What is different about a mini-pill birth control medication?
Norlyda is a mini-pill which means it only contains one type of hormone, progestin. With a mini-pill, it is more important than ever to take your pill at the same time each day. In return, you are less likely to experience severe headaches or any of the more frequent side effects that can come with estrogen hormones.
- Does Norlyda Cause Weight Gain?
Although extremely rare, Norlyda can cause weight gain in some women. However, because Norlyda does not have estrogen, weight gain is not as common. Some of this weight gain can be attributed to water retention which may go away as your body adjusts to the birth control medication. Significant weight gain should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
- 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.
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