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Anulette 20 is a daily birth control pill that is taken orally. The packet comes with 21 active pills and seven placebo pills that help women stay in the habit of taking their birth control. Anulette 20 works to prevent pregnancy, but it may have other benefits as well. It has been known to reduce menstrual flow, lighten cramps, and balance out hormones as a whole.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Anulette 20 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
How Does Anulette 20 Work?
Anulette 20 works in three primary ways. It stops ovulation so there are no eggs to fertilize. It also blocks sperm through a thick cervical mucus and then creates a thin uterine lining to prevent any fertilized eggs from attaching. These three elements work together to make daily pills like Anulette 20 significantly effective. When taken correctly, birth control pills like Anulette 20 can be more than 90% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Anulette 20 works best when taken at the same time each day. Not only that, but the pills should be stored in a cool, dry place where they can be reached each day. This will prevent damage or contamination to the packets.
How Can I Get Anulette 20?
If you are interested in trying Anulette 20 or a similar form of birth control pill, talk to your doctor. They can write a prescription to be filled at your local pharmacy. If your pharmacy is unable to fill or order your prescription for Anulette 20, check out the options we have at Nurx. Even if we do not have Anulette 20, we may have other options for birth control pills with the same hormone combinations and dosage levels.
What Are the Precautions Associated With Anulette 20?
Before you start taking Anulette 20, let your doctor know about any allergies you have or medications you are on. Existing medications may cancel out the effectiveness of Anulette 20, or the hormones may throw off your other medications.
Anulette 20 is also meant to prevent pregnancy, not terminate an existing one. Stop taking Anulette 20 immediately if you become pregnant.
What Are the Side Effects of Anulette 20?
Each form of birth control comes with potential side effects, and Anulette 20 is no different. A few common side effects of this pill include breast tenderness, moodiness, changes in weight or sexual desire, spotting in between periods, and changes in acne.
There are a few uncommon symptoms of Anulette 20 that can be severe. These include allergic reactions that result in hives, severe depression, chest pain, abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing. Stop taking Anulette 20 and seek medical treatment if any of these symptoms arise.
What If I Miss a Pill?
Anulette 20 is less effective if you skip your pill or take it more than 12 hours after you should. It is also ineffective if you experience vomiting or diarrhea within three hours of taking the pill. If this is the case, switch to back-up birth control until you can return to your normal birth control schedule. If you missed a pill during the 28-day cycle and then skip a period, you may be pregnant.
Does Anulette 20 Help With Acne?
While Anulette 20 is not approved as an acne treatment, you may find that your acne symptoms lesson while on this pill.
Does Anulette 20 Cause Weight Gain?
Some forms of birth control may cause weight gain, and Anulette 20 is no different. Women who take Anulette 20 may gain 10-15 pounds while on the pill.
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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