By now, you probably know that Nurx™ offers birth control. What you may not realize, however, is the vast palette of options available to you. One such option is the Apri birth-control pill, an oral contraceptive that relies on desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol to prevent pregnancy. When taken properly, it stops a woman’s egg from fully developing each month.
And while those of us at Nurx™ believe it’s a great option for most women, anyone who is over age 35 and smokes should not take Apri.See full product details
Does Apri Help With Anything Other Than Pregnancy Prevention?
For anyone who suffers from irregular periods, excessive acne, or frequent ovarian cysts, here's the great news — Apri has been known to help with all these conditions! Some of the additional benefits include:
- Increased menstrual-cycle regularity.
- Fewer acne breakouts.
- Decreased incidence of ovarian cancer.
- Decreased blood loss and incidence of iron-deficiency anemia.
- Reduced likelihood of endometrial cancer.
- Lowered chance of developing ovarian cysts.
What Are the Potential Side Effects?
As with all medications, you may experience some side effects while taking Apri. These may include:
- Breast tenderness.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Weight gain or loss.
- Fluid retention.
- Vaginal bleeding between periods.
What Happens if I Miss a Dose?
The likelihood of pregnancy increases with every missed dose. If you skip an active pill dose, take it as soon as possible and then resume your regular schedule. It won't cause any harm to take two active pills in one day. If you miss taking an active pill and want to prevent pregnancy, it's important to use a non-hormonal contraceptive for at least one week after the skipped pills. With Apri, it's possible to miss a period if you've skipped more than two active pills in one month. If you experience two missed periods, you may be pregnant and should consult your doctor.