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Birth Control Pills

Loestrin 24 Fe

We love Loestrin 24 Fe for its mid-level estrogen levels and helpful daily doses of iron. It has 20 micrograms of estrogen in each active dose, which is a nice moderate amount. High estrogen levels can cause more side effects, but not enough can result in spotting and breakthrough bleeding. The “Fe” in the name is how iron appears on the periodic table. Blood loss during your period can sap your body of this important nutrient, and Loestrin 24 Fe helps put it back. While unlikely, Loestrin 24 Fe has potential risks, such as increased risk for blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

Loestrin 24 Fe, a hormone-based combination birth control pill, uses a mixture of two hormones (estrogen and progestin) to simulate pregnancy in your body, so you don’t actually become pregnant. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Loestrin 24 Fe at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Junel Fe 24 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $30 without insurance.

Loestrin 1.5/30

We love Loestrin 1.5/30! This popular birth control pill uses a combination strategy. Two different hormones, estrogen and progestin, trick your system into thinking it’s already pregnant. This helps prevent actual pregnancy. Loestrin 1.5/30 has 30 micrograms of estrogen, a bit more than some other pills on the market. This makes it a good choice for women who experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding when taking pills with lower doses of estrogen.

The numbers in Loestrin 1.5/30’s name indicate how much of each hormone is contained in each active pill. The 30 represents the estrogen level. Loestrin is also available in a 20 version, and the Lo Loestrin line goes as low as 10 micrograms. Loestrin carries potential risks, just as most other birth control on the market.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe Loestrin 1.5/30 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Microgestin 1.5/30 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

Lo/Ovral

If you’re looking for a no-frills birth control pill that prevents pregnancy and helps with your painful periods, we highly recommend Lo/Ovral. This popular choice is a hormone-based combination-style pill that uses estrogen and progestin to simulate pregnancy in your body so you don’t actually become pregnant. Lo/Ovral, along with dozens of others, is but one choice that we provide here at Nurx. Like with most birth control pills, Lo/Ovral comes with potential risks, such as increased risk for blood clots, and shouldn’t be taken if you have a family history of blood clots.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe Lo/Ovral at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Low Ogestrel for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

LoSeasonique

If you enjoy the reassurance of that “monthly guest” as a reminder that you’re not pregnant, but her visits are a bit too frequent for your taste, LoSeasonique is for you!  It’s a combination-style birth control pill that uses a blend of two hormones, progestin and estrogen, so your body thinks it’s already pregnant (this helps prevent actual pregnancy). LoSeasonique is crafted so your period will go from a monthly event to a seasonal one. That’s right — only four periods per year! It’s best for women over 35 who don’t smoke and experience periods that are heavier and more painful than normal — so they want to skip most of them completely.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe LoSeasonique at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Amethia Lo for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $45 without insurance.

 

Levlen

If you’re looking for a daily pill so you don’t get pregnant, check out Levlen! Levlen has 21 active pills and seven inactive pills and can be up to 91 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. You do have to take this pill every day though, ideally at the same time if you don’t want to get pregnant.  Other risks, while unlikely, may include nausea or vomiting and increased anxiety and depression symptoms.

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

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