Are you looking to start a new birth control pill? Try Ogestrel-28. It’s a combination-style birth control pill, which means it uses a mixture of progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. This method has been used by numerous birth control pills in the past, so it’s a proven method. At this time, Nurx does not offer Ogestrel-28 but our medical team can help you find a birth control that’s right for you.
How Does Ogestrel-28 Work?
Ogestrel-28 comes in a 28-day pill pack. You'll need to take one pill at the same time daily. The first 21 will be active pills with hormones and the last seven will be inactive pills without hormones. Your period should start when you take the inactive pills.
Where Can I Buy Ogestrel-28?
You can buy Ogestrel-28 at almost any pharmacy in the U.S, but you'll need a prescription for it. Your medical doctor can prescribe it for you, but you'll most likely need to make an appointment first. If you're in a rush, we at Nurx™ can help! Our team of doctors is qualified to prescribe medication online and have it delivered right to your house. Don't worry — the packaging is discrete, so no one will know what's in it. Our doctors can also answer any questions you may have about your script.
What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Ogestrel-28?
Smokers and tobacco users over 35 should not use Ogestrel-28 because they are at a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and high blood pressure.
People with a history of diabetes, hypertension, and liver disease should use caution when trying this product. It's important to keep a close eye on your vitals to make sure Ogestrel-28 works for you.
Allergic reactions, though unlikely, are a possibility when taking hormonal birth control pills. They are usually mild and can include hives and a rash. If your symptoms worsen, you're having trouble breathing, or your lips and tongue are swelling, get in touch with a doctor immediately.
What Are the Side Effects of Ogestrel-28?
Most people don't experience side effects from combination birth control pills, and if they do, the side effects aren't too troubling. Usually, they consist of bloating, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, or spotting. Those symptoms tend to be more prevalent during the first few months of taking Ogestrel-28. Remember, if you experience vomiting or diarrhea after taking your pill for the day, don't take another one. Treat it as a missed pill day and continue on the next day.
Although it's rare, some people may have serious side effects after taking hormonal birth control. Those symptoms include yellowing of the eyes/skin, new or worsening depression, loss of feeling on one side of the body, severe headache, vision problems, and difficulty breathing. Contact a doctor immediately if you have any of the above symptoms.
Does Ogestrel-28 Interact With Other Medication?
Among other things, Ogestrel-28 should not be taken with HIV, seizure, hepatitis C, or some cancer medications.
It's normal for medicine to interact with something else. That's why you need to tell your medical provider all of the products you're taking, not just the other medicines. Vitamins, herbal supplements, and even recreational drugs can have interactions with prescribed medication, so have an open and honest talk with your doctor about what you're taking. If you feel uncomfortable having that talk with your family doctor, feel free to reach out to our experts at Nurx™ who will help guide you to the best birth control for you.
Does Ogestrel-28 Have Estrogen?
Yes, out of the 28 pills each month, 21 of them have a low dose of estrogen — 50 mcg or 0.005 mg. The remaining seven pills do not have active hormones. They serve as a placeholder to help you remember to take your pill every day. Your period should come while you take those seven pills.
Does Ogestrel-28 Protect Against HIV?
No, Ogestrel-28 will not protect you against HIV or any other sexually transmitted diseases. Please take the proper precautions to protect you and your partner.
Does Ogestrel-28 Cause Weight Gain?
Like with any hormonal birth control pill, weight gain is a possible side effect of Ogestrel-28. In most cases, fluid retention is the cause of a few extra pounds, and usually, people don't experience much more than that. In a few instances, though, people have gained more weight. Those people tend to have a slower metabolism that was affected by the hormones, making them unable to process food as quickly as they did in the past.
If you're one of the few people who has experienced extra weight gain while on hormonal birth control, you can get in touch with our professionals to discuss other birth control options.
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