Product details

Cyred is a daily oral contraceptive that uses two hormones (a progestin and an estrogen) to prevent pregnancy. Along with reducing pregnancy risk, Cyred may also improve other menstrual symptoms through hormone regulation. While every woman is different, you may experience lighter periods, lessened cramps, and more emotional balance with the help of Cyred. Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Cyred at special request or can offer the generic equivalent Apri for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.

Additional Details

  • Lighter periods
  • Oral contraception
  • Daily pill
  • Birth control
  • Lighter cramps
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • Desogestrel and Ethinyl estradiol
  • May increase chances of blood clots.
  • May increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Not for women who are already pregnant.
  • Not for women who are over 35 who smoke.
  • May be less effective for women who are overweight.





  • How Does Cyred Work?

    As a combination birth control pill, Cyred works in three ways to prevent pregnancy. First, it blocks sperm from passing through by creating a thick cervical wall, limiting the chances of fertilization. Next, Cyred thins the uterine wall so any fertilized eggs won't attach and start to grow. Finally, this pill prevents ovulation, so there are no eggs to fertilize even if the sperm does pass through.

    Cyred is most effective when it is taken every day at the same time. When you follow these instructions, this form of birth control can be more than 90% effective.

  • Where Is Cyred Available?

    You do need to consult your doctor before you can start taking Cyred. However, once you have a prescription, this form of birth control is easily found in most pharmacies. If you are unable to find Cyred or a generic alternative at your local pharmacy, we may be able to help. Our staff at Nurx works to ship birth control pills across the countryand is available in many states.

    Cyred is typically an affordable pill. Most health care plans will cover it, though you may need to pay a little out of pocket in some cases. There may be more generic options that you use instead.

  • What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Cyred?

    Before you start taking Cyred, let your doctor know if you have any allergies or are taking any other medications. The active ingredients in Cyred could worsen your symptoms or cancel out your existing medication.

    Your doctor will likely perform an exam to make sure that you are a good candidate for Cyred. They want to know about your health and will try to identify any problems that could cause severe side effects while taking this pill.

  • Are There Any Known Side Effects?

    Every woman experiences birth control side effects differently, so you may experience more or fewer effects as a result of taking Cyred. A few common side effects of this birth control include nausea, headaches, spotting between periods, breast tenderness, bloating, swelling of the ankles or feet, and moodiness. Many of these side effects are mild and can pass within a short period of time.

    You may experience more severe side effects while taking Cyred. Stop taking Cyred and talk to your doctor immediately if you notice sudden bleeding, lumps in your breast, severe abdominal pain, a rapid heartbeat, dizziness, or severe depression.

  • Does Cyred Help With Acne?

    Cyred is not approved as a specific acne treatment. However, you may notice changes in your acne shortly after starting this medication.

  • Does Cyred Stop Periods?

    You may skip a period while taking Cyred or notice that your periods are lighter and shorter. However, if you missed a few days while taking Cyred and then miss a period, you may be pregnant.

  • What Else Should I Know About Taking Cyred?

    If you skip Cyred one day, take two pills the next day. If you skip more than one pill and miss your next period, you may be pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, stop taking Cyred, switch to backup birth control (like condoms) until you can take a test, and consult your doctor.

    If you become nauseous or experience diarrhea shortly after taking Cyred, you may want to use backup birth control. If you regularly experience nausea while taking Cyred, consider taking it with dinner or right before bed.

  • 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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