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Birth Control Pills

Ortho Micronor

Ortho Micronor is a 28-day contraceptive pill. Ortho Micronor is different from most 28-day pills because it doesn’t contain estrogen. Instead, this pill uses only progestin to prevent pregnancy. Many doctors and patients refer to Ortho Micronor as the “mini-pill” because it doesn’t contain estrogen. Remember to speak with your doctor prior to starting this pill to review possible risk.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe Ortho Micronor at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Errin for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

Norinyl 1/50

Get to know the latest and greatest in birth control pills! Norinyl 1/50 is a daily contraceptive that comes in pill form. You take the pills with active ingredients for 21 days, and then, for the remaining seven days, take pills with inactive ingredients. The goals of Norinyl 1/50 are to prevent pregnancy and regulate menstrual flow.  Norinyl, like many medications, comes with potential risk, including worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

At this time Nurx does not offer Norinyl 1/50, but our medical team can help you find the birth control that’s right for you. Learn how you can get your first pack or read more about this drug in the FAQs below. 

Natazia

Do you have heavy periods? You’re not alone, and there’s a birth control pill that’s perfect for you! Check out Natazia, a daily contraceptive pill that’s meant to prevent pregnancy while treating heavy periods. Natazia is more than 91 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, and it has also been approved by the FDA to lighten and regulate the flow of monthly periods. Natazia, however, is not for women who are already pregnant or breastfeeding.

At this time Nurx does not offer Natazia, but our medical can team can help you find the birth control that’s right for you.  Check out our list of generic alternatives below and learn how you can get your first pack, or read more about this drug in the FAQs below. 

Mircette

For those who suffer from severe periods, Mircette is highly recommended. Many pills have a seven-day placebo period with no hormones at all, which is fine for those with easy periods. Mircette, on the other hand, has only two inactive days. The other five pills you take during when your monthly visitor arrives contain a tiny dose of estrogen, which greatly helps ease you through menstruation.  As with all contraceptive pills, there are some risks.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe Mircette at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Azurette for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

Loestrin Fe 1/20

The dose of estrogen in Loestrin Fe 1/20 is nicely mid-range when compared to others on the market, making it perfect for those just starting on birth control. After all, too much estrogen can result in side effects, but too little can cause spotting or breakthrough bleeding. If you experience any problems, switching to another dosage is a snap. Plus, the daily dose of iron (even when taking the inactive pills) is something every woman can use. Just like other birth control pills, Loestrin Fe 1/20 does come with potential risks. It should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a family history of blood clots.

Loestrin Fe 1/20 uses a combination of the two main hormones used in birth control pills — estrogen and progestin. These hormones cause your body to think it’s pregnant already, helping to prevent an actual pregnancy. The “Fe” in the name stands for iron. During your period, blood loss can sap your body of iron, possibly leading to anemia and other health problems. Loestrin Fe 1/20 can help. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Loestrin Fe 1/20 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Microgestin Fe 1/20 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

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