Pirmella 1/35 (Ortho-Novum 1/35)
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Take control of your reproductive health with Pirmella 1/35, a combination hormonal birth control pill that uses progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. The combination-style has been used for a long time, so it’s a reliable and safe way to manage birth control. We love this pill because it can also work overtime to regulate and lessen painful periods, treat stubborn acne, and treat PMDD!
Birth control type:
Combination birth control pill
✓ Regulating periods
✓ Lighter and less painful periods
✓ Treating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
✓ Treating acne
|Price with Insurance||Out-of-Pocket Price|
|As little as $0 for the medication||As little as $15 per month for the medication|
We also charge a $25 medication consultation, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
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How Does Pirmella 1/35 Work?
Like most oral contraceptives, you'll be given a series of 21 pills to take daily (the active pills with hormones) followed directly by a smaller series of 7 inactive pills (without hormones). If you've never taken this medicine before, make sure you use another form of nonhormonal birth control — like condoms — during the first week so that the medicine has ample time to build up in your system.
Is Pirmella 1/35 Available Anywhere?
Pirmella 1/35 is a common medication and can be purchased at most drug stores, but you will need a prescription to get it. Since it can be a hassle to make a doctor's appointment just for a prescription, you can try getting in touch with our team of doctors here at Nurx™. They're able to write you a prescription online and have it delivered right to your door. You can also get on a renewal plan, so you won't have to worry about not having your birth control when you need it.
Are There Precautions to Consider Before Taking Pirmella 1/35?
Always talk to your doctor about your medical history and allergies before starting a new medication. Sometimes things that we wouldn't even consider can affect how our bodies will react to something. For example, if you have a history of blood clots, Pirmella 1/35 may not be the right fit for you; however, that doesn't rule out other types of birth control. Our experts will be happy to provide different options that may be better for you.
Smoking while on Pirmella can increase your risk of having a stroke, so if you aren't planning on quitting, you'll want to try something else.
If you're a diabetic, keep a close watch on your blood sugar because Pirmella can affect it.
What Are the Side Effects of Pirmella 1/35?
Some common side effects include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, spotting, headache, and weight change. These may be more likely to occur during the first few months that you take Pirmella 1/35. If your symptoms don't go away or get worse, reach out to your medical provider or a Nurx™ professional. Severe side effects from Pirmella 1/35 are rare, but if you experience depression, yellowing eyes or skin, or if your contacts begin to irritate your eyes, consult your doctor. Those side effects can sound scary, but keep in mind that most people will never have them.
If you're prone to high blood pressure, make sure to check it regularly. Pirmella 1/35 may also make you more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outside. You'll want to avoid tanning beds and sun lamps.
Does Pirmella 1/35 Interact With Any Other Medication?
It's a good idea to keep a list of all your medication (prescribed, over-the-counter, herbal, and even recreational drugs) and share it with your doctor or pharmacist. Don't take other hormones with Pirmella 1/35 because you'll run the risk of lessening its effectiveness to prevent pregnancy. Products like barbiturates, modafinil, and HIV drugs can cause your birth control to stop working. Aromatase inhibitors, tamoxifen, and some combination medication used to treat chronic hepatitis C can interact with Pirmella 1/35.
Does Pirmella 1/35 Help Treat Acne?
Yes, it's possible Pirmella will treat your acne! Many people have reported a reduction in their acne within three months of starting the medication. The combination of estrogen and progestin works by lessening the amount of oil produced on your skin, which can help to clear up your breakouts.
Does Pirmella 1/35 Cause Weight Gain?
Like most hormonal birth control, there's a possibility you'll gain weight by using it. Most often, water retention is the cause and the weight gain isn't very significant. If you find yourself putting on a lot of extra pounds after starting Pirmella 1/35, consult your doctor or one of our professionals here at Nurx™.
The unexplained weight gain could be your basal metabolic rate slowing down due to the medication, which means your body isn't processing food as quickly as it used to. Basal metabolic rates vary from person to person, so it's possible someone will experience weight gain from Pirmella 1/35, while another will not.
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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