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Cryselle 28

Cryselle 28 is a combination birth control pill that prevents pregnancy. The two hormones contained in the medication prevent the release of an egg during your menstrual cycle, change the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching, and thicken the vaginal fluid to restrict sperm from reaching the egg.

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FAQ

  • Is Cryselle 28 Available?

    Most pharmacies carry Cryselle 28, although it does require a prescription. Your insurance may classify it as a higher tier drug because it is a brand-name medication. At Nurx, we make it easier to get your birth control by offering access to licensed healthcare providers from the comfort of your own home. Your medication is sent directly to your home discreetly, privately, and safely. We also work with insurance providers for coverage of birth control options. If you plan to pay out of pocket, we offer a wide range of generic options to keep your costs under control.

  • What Precautions Should I Take When Using Cryselle 28?

    Before taking any medication, including birth control pills, you should consult with a doctor or provider. Discuss your current medications and health conditions to ensure that you're a good candidate for Cryselle 28. Your provider can determine if you might be at an increased risk of an allergic reaction to the drug, although this type of reaction is rare. Some medical issues may also cause increased risk, such as depression, heart disease, liver or kidney problems, blood clots, cancer, high cholesterol, and severe headaches.

  • Does Cryselle 28 Cause Weight Gain?

    Cryselle 28 does contain estrogen, which can cause weight gain in high doses. Some patients report increased appetites, which can contribute to weight gain, as well.

  • Is Cryselle 28 a Combination Pill?

    Cryselle 28 is a monophasic medication, which means all pills in the pack (except the placebos or iron supplements) deliver the same level of hormone.

  • Is Cryselle 28 Monophasic?

    Cryselle 28 is a monophasic medication, which means all pills in the pack (except the placebos or iron supplements) deliver the same level of hormone.

  • Other Important Information About Cryselle 28

    Drug interactions with Cryselle 28 can impact the effectiveness of your medications or increase the risk of more serious side effects. Medications that are known to possibly interact with Cryselle 28 include tranexamic acid, aromatase inhibitors, tizanidine, tamoxifen, products used to treat chronic hepatitis C, and ospemifene. Other drugs can decrease the amount of birth control hormones in your body, increasing the risk of pregnancy. Talk to your provider about all medications and drugs you take. When taken exactly as it is directed, Cryselle 28 is 99 percent effective. However, to account for human error, the average effective rate is 91 percent.

  • Are There Any Known Side Effects?

    All hormone-based birth control pills have some side effects, though most women experience mild side effects. Some of the most common side effects of Cryselle 28 include fluid retention in the ankles and feet, breast tenderness, weight changes, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Vaginal bleeding between periods may occur, especially in the first few months of use. Serious side effects, while rare, have been documented. These include stroke-like symptoms, lumps in the breast, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding, mood or mental changes, dark urine, severe abdominal pain, or yellowing of the eyes or skin. Blood clots can cause serious and even fatal problems, including deep vein thrombosis, stroke, or heart attack.

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