Birth control pills are prescription oral contraceptives that contain progestin and/or estrogen. There are multiple types of birth control pills, combination pills, progestin-only pills and extended cycle pills, each with varying amounts of hormones that prevent pregnancy.
Cyclessa is a pill that you take at the same time every day to prevent pregnancy. While pregnancy prevention is the main focus of Cyclessa, it can also help regulate your period, reduce cramps, and lighten the flow of your menstrual cycle. Though like many pills, Cyclessa comes with potential risks, including worsening anxiety and depression symptoms. Many women who aren’t sexually active take this pill for the benefits alone!
At this time Nurx does not offer Cyclessa, but our medical team can help you find the birth control that’s right for you. Feel free to check out more FAQs below, review our list of generic alternatives, and talk to our team to learn how you can get your first pack.
Brevicon is a great option if you’re looking for a daily contraceptive. Women take Brevicon over the course of a 28-day cycle, with 21 active blue pills and seven inactive orange pills. Once the 28-day cycle ends, patients start a new round of tablets with a new 28-day set.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Brevicon at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Necon 0.5/35 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.
Alesse is a daily birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy, but it can also help regulate your periods and give you a shorter, lighter, flow — making it a top choice for women on the go! Like all birth control, Alesse does have potential side effects, such as increasing your contact lens sensitivity. When you take Alesse, you receive 28 tablets to take each month.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Alesse at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
Mini-pills such as Nora-BE are good for women who have trouble tolerating estrogen. This pill is a progestin-only medication, containing only one hormone instead of the two hormones that are found in combination pills. The medication thickens the vaginal fluid so that it’s more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. It also changes the uterine lining so that it’s more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach to it. In about half of users, Nora-BE stops ovulation.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Nora-Be at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Errin for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.