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Aubra is a daily birth control pill taken orally. If you take this pill at the same time every day following the guidance of your doctor, Aubra is more than 90% effective at preventing pregnancy. This is why many women turn to this pill option when they are not ready to have kids. Aubra uses two hormones, progestin and estrogen, to regulate hormones and the menstrual cycle. This means that many women experience other benefits while on Aubra, like lightened periods and better hormone balance.
At this time Nurx only offers Aubra for pickup at your local pharmacy, but we carry similar birth control options available for delivery. Just answer a few quick questions and one of our licensed providers will help find the birth control that’s right for you. Click here to get started.
- How Does Aubra Work?
Aubra is a combination birth control pill, which means it has many of the benefits that women look for in regulating their menstrual flow. Aubra creates a thin uterine lining, which prevents any fertilized eggs from attaching to the womb. The egg passes through and pregnancy is prevented. This is also why women tend to have lighter periods on Aubra. Without a thick uterine lining to shed, the cramps and bleeding are lessened.
Along with thinning the uterine lining, Aubra also prevents the ovulation of the egg and creates a thicker cervical mucus to block any sperm. This prevents the sperm and egg from ever meeting, preventing conception.
- Where Is Aubra Available?
Aubra varies by cost depending on your insurance provider and pharmacy; however, many insurance companies cover Aubra and this pill is common in most pharmaceutical locations. If you do have to pay for Aubra out of pocket, you will likely pay around $30 for a pack of 84, which will last you three months.
If you are unable to afford Aubra or can't find it in your location, our team at Nurx may be able to help. We send more than 50 types of birth control around the country. See if our Nurx services are available in your area and if we have the pills you need.
- What Precautions Should I Take With Aubra?
Talk to your doctor about any allergies you may have before starting Aubra so they can make sure that your medication doesn't cause a reaction. Also, alert your health care provider to other medications that you are on. On rare occasions, the ingredients in various medications can counteract each other and cancel each other out. Your birth control may be less effective if this occurs.
- What Are Some Side Effects of Aubra?
Every medication comes with risks and Aubra is no different. While many women take Aubra without experiencing side effects, it is possible to experience a few common problems associated with birth control. While on Aubra, you may experience moodiness, nausea, irregular bleeding or spotting, mild weight gain, or cramping. These tend to be mild and will not interfere with your day-to-day life.
However, there are some more serious side effects to look out for. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience chest pain, dizziness, slurred speech, shortness of breath, sudden heavy bleeding, or severe depression.
- Does Aubra Contain Estrogen?
Aubra is effective because it uses two hormones: a progestin and estrogen. If you are unable to take an estrogen hormone, let your doctor know so they can suggest alternative birth control options.
- Does Aubra Help With Acne?
Aubra is often used to treat acne and you may find that your acne clears up within a few months of using Aubra. However, every person is different. Your acne may remain the same or even become worse while on this pill.
- What Else Do I Need to Know About Aubra?
Aubra becomes less effective when you take the pills erratically and miss days. If you skipped active days while on Aubra and then miss a period, you may be pregnant.
Aubra is only meant for women who are not pregnant. Stop taking Aubra if you become pregnant and talk to your doctor.
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