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Progestin Only Pill (Mini Pill)

The minipill, also known as the progestin-only birth control pill (POP), is an oral contraceptive that contains the hormone progestin.

Nor-QD

Nor-QD is prescribed primarily for women who experience issues with birth control pills containing estrogen. Because Nor-QD is a low-hormone pill, it may be suitable for women with a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, or migraines. Since Nor-QD contains no estrogen, it is also ideal for mothers who are breastfeeding. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Nor-QD.

Jencycla

Jencycla is a once-a-day oral contraceptive that works by thickening the cervical mucus at the entrance to the uterus in order to keep sperm from passing through.

Because Jencycla is a progestin-only pill, it should not interfere with breastfeeding or affect milk production. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Jencycla.

Heather

Heather is a progestin-only, once a day mini-pill. Heather does not contain estrogen, which makes it the ideal choice for women who are breastfeeding or have adverse reactions to estrogen birth control products. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry the Heather mini-pill.

There are no reminder tablets with Heather; you finish one pack and start the next. Heather does not prevent STDs.

Norlyda

Norlyda is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy by tricking your body into thinking that it is already pregnant. It thickens vaginal fluids in order to prevent fertilization from occurring. Norlyda also stops the release of an egg. If you are sensitive to the side effects of estrogen, then you should give Norlyda a try! Norlyda is a mini-pill which means it does not contain any estrogen.  Norlyda may also reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.

Norethindrone

Norethindrone is an oral birth control medication that prevents pregnancy by changing vaginal fluids to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. In some women, Norethindrone also prevents the release of an egg. If you are prone to the side effects that come with estrogen-based birth control medications, then you should give Norethindrone a try!

This mini-pill does not contain any estrogen which is the hormone often responsible for birth control side effects. This may also make it a safer choice for women over the age of 35 or women who are breastfeeding. Norethindrone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of endometriosis.

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