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Cyclafem 1/35 is a daily oral contraceptive tablet containing a combination of the hormones progestin and estrogen. Cyclafem 1/35 prevents pregnancy by interfering with ovulation to stop the release of an egg. Cyclafem 1/35 also thickens the uterine wall to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching and thickens vaginal fluid to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Fertilized eggs that don’t attach are safely passed out of the body.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Cyclafem 1/35 at special request or can offer the generic equivalent Nortrel 1/35 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 Is Cyclafem 1/35 Used?
Cyclafem 1/35 comes packaged in a blister pack of 28 color-coded tablets. The first 21 pills contain the same dose of hormones estrogen and progestin. The remaining seven pills contain inert ingredients and help keep you in the habit of taking a pill each day. Cyclafem 1/35 is most effective when all tablets are taken in the correct order and at the same time every day. After the last pill is ingested, a new pack of Cyclafem 1/35 is started whether or not your period has ended.
- Is Cyclafem 1/35 Easy to Get?
Cyclafem 1/35 is a prescription medication that requires a visit with your doctor. Check with your insurance provider to find out if the cost of your medication is covered. Speak with one of our doctors to find the contraceptive that will work best for you.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Cyclafem 1/35?
In general, healthy women can consider it safe to use oral contraceptives. If you have a history of thromboembolism, heart attack, or high blood pressure, talk to your doctor to determine if Cyclafem 1/35 is the right choice for you. Cyclafem 1/35 does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.
Although allergic reactions are rare, seek medical attention if you experience allergy symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face or tongue.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
The side effects of combination oral contraceptives are relatively minor and usually lessen over time with consistent use. The most common side effects are breast tenderness, bloating, headache, and spotting. Nausea and vomiting may also accompany oral contraceptives and can usually be alleviated by taking your pill after a meal or at bedtime.
Serious side effects are uncommon and may present as a change in mood, dizziness, hair loss, or severe headache. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your symptoms or if symptoms persist.
- Can I Take Cyclafem 1/35 With Other Medications?
The risk of elevated liver enzymes for those undergoing treatment for hepatitis C may increase with the use of combination contraceptives. Wait until your treatment is complete before starting Cyclafem 1/35, or contact us here at Nurx to learn more about the mini-pill, a progestin-only oral contraceptive.
- Is Cyclafem 1/35 Monophasic Birth Control?
Yes, it is. Monophasic means the same dose of hormone is found in each and every one of Cyclafem 1/35's 21 active tablets. The remaining inactive seven tablets (indicated by color change) contain inert ingredients. The seven-day break in hormone dosage allows time for menstruation to happen and to keep you in the habit of taking a pill each day.
- Has Cyclafem 1/35 Ever Been Recalled?
Yes. In 2016, Cyclafem 1/35 was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer for a packaging error. Some blister pack tablets were in reverse order, which obscured the expiration date and jumbled the order of pills. Although it was an inconvenience, the recall did not pose any health risks.
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