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Dasetta 7/7/7 is an oral contraceptive designed to prevent women from becoming pregnant. It’s a combination birth control pill, meaning it contains both the hormones estrogen and progestin. These hormones prevent you from ovulating. They also make your cervical mucus thicker and your uterine lining thinner to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Dasetta, like other forms of hormonal birth control, does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Dasetta 7/7/7 at special request or can offer the generic equivalent Nortrel 7/7/7 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $25 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
- How Is Dasetta 7/7/7 Used?
For Dasetta 7/7/7 to be effective, you must take one pill every day at the same time, without skipping any doses. Choose a time of day you'll remember, or set a daily reminder for yourself. You'll take the 21 active, hormone-containing pills, followed by the seven inactive, placebo pills before starting a new pack. During the week of inactive pills, you should have your period. After you've finished one pack, immediately start taking the active pills of the next.
Store Dasetta 7/7/7 at room temperature and in a location away from light and moisture. Keep it somewhere kids and pets can't access it.
- Is Dasetta 7/7/7 Easy to Get?
Dasetta 7/7/7 is available with a medical provider's prescription from most pharmacies. It's one of several generic versions of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7. Most health insurance plans will cover the cost of generic birth control pills.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Dasetta 7/7/7?
Before taking Dasetta 7/7/7, tell your health care provider if you have any allergies, particularly to estrogen or progestin. Also tell your provider if you have a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, cancer, high cholesterol, swelling disorders, severe headaches or migraines, heart problems, stroke, liver or kidney disease, or thyroid problems.
If you will be having surgery, your doctor might recommend you stop using Dasetta 7/7/7 temporarily or take steps to prevent blood clotting. This is because being bedridden or in a reclined position for a while can increase your risk of blood clots.
Stop taking Dasetta 7/7/7 if you're pregnant or think you might be pregnant, and tell your health care provider. Also avoid taking Dasetta when breastfeeding, as the hormones can reduce your milk supply.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Due to the hormones it contains, Dasetta 7/7/7 can potentially cause side effects in women who take it. While most women experience few to no effects at all, common side effects of Dasetta 7/7/7 to be aware of include:
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Breast tenderness.
- Bloating or weight changes.
- Ankle and feet swelling.
- Mood changes.
- Reduced libido.
- Increased vaginal discharge.
- Spotting between periods.
- Missed or irregular periods.
You might experience some of these side effects within the first few weeks or months of starting Dasetta 7/7/7, after which they should go away. If they don't or get worse, however, let your health care provider know. Also let your provider know if you've missed more than one period, which could be a sign that you're pregnant.
Uncommon side effects of Dasetta 7/7/7 include:
- Blood clotting.
- High blood pressure.
- Abdominal pain.
- Severe headaches.
- Dark urine.
- Blotchy skin.
- Yellowing of your eyes or skin.
- Vision changes or difficulty wearing contacts.
- Breast lumps.
In very rare cases, women can have allergic reactions to Dasetta. Symptoms could include rash, itching around the face, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these less common and more serious side effects, talk to your medical provider right away.
- Can I Take Dasetta 7/7/7 With Other Medications?
With typical use, Dasetta 7/7/7 is 91-95% effective at preventing pregnancy. Some medications, however, can affect the way Dasetta works and vice versa. Those known to reduce its efficacy include:
- Rifamycin, a class of antibiotics.
- Certain HIV drugs.
- Certain drugs used to treat seizures.
- The antifungal griseofulvin.
- St. John's wort.
Dasetta 7/7/7 might also cause adverse reactions if taken with medications such as:
- Aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer patients.
- Estrogen modulators such as tamoxifen.
- Muscle relaxers such as tizanidine.
- Ospemifene, used to treat pain during sex.
- Tranexamic acid, used to treat heavy periods.
- Some chronic hepatitis C treatments.
For these reasons, always let your health care provider know what medications and supplements you're taking.
Vomiting and diarrhea can also affect Dasetta's efficacy if your body hasn't fully metabolized the hormones before you get sick. If you do get physically sick within two hours of taking your pill, take the next active pill in your pack and use a backup form of birth control.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Dasetta 7/7/7 Through Nurx?
You can submit a request to get a prescription for Dasetta 7/7/7 through our online platform. We simply charge a $15 consultation fee to talk to our medical team. Once our health care team reviews your request and asks a few questions, we'll write your prescription.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Yes, you can buy Dasetta 7/7/7 directly online through Nurx. The price, however, will vary depending on your insurance. You can typically buy three month's worth of pills at a time, which we'll ship to you for free.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver This Drug if I Bought it Online?
Once our team at Nurx receives and approves your request, you should receive your shipment within three to five business days.
- Who Makes This Drug?
The generic pharmaceutical company Northstar Rx LLC makes Dasetta 7/7/7.
- Is Dasetta the Same as Ortho-Novum?
Yes, Dasetta 7/7/7 is one of the generic versions of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7. Both are norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol combination pills. Dasetta is also the same as other generics, such as Alyacen 7/7/7, Cyclafem 7/7/7, Dasetta 7/7/7, Necon 7/7/7, Nortrel 7/7/7, and Pirmella 7/7/7.
- How Long Does it Take for Dasetta 7/7/7 to Work?
Dasetta becomes fully effective at preventing pregnancy after you've taken it for seven days. When you start taking Dasetta, you can choose either a Sunday start or a Day 1 start.
With a Sunday start, you take your first active pill on the first Sunday after your period starts. If your period begins on a Sunday, still take the first pill of the pack on that day. Take those active tablets daily for 21 days, followed by seven days of inactive pills. After you've finished the pack, immediately start a new one.
With a Day 1 start, take your first active pill on the first day of your period. Again, take one of the 21 active pills each day, followed by seven days of inactive pills, before moving on to the next pack.
Regardless of which schedule you follow, use a backup form of birth control, such as condoms, for the first seven days while the pill is taking effect.
- How Effective Is Dasetta 7/7/7?
Used perfectly (meaning you take it at exactly the same time every day and never miss a dose), Dasetta, like any other combination birth control pill, is 99% effective. With normal use (sometimes you miss a pill or forget to take it at the right time), it's at least 91% effective at preventing pregnancy.
- What If I Miss a Dose?
If you miss an active pill one day, take two pills the next day, then continue taking your daily pills as normal. If you forget to take two active pills in a row during the first two weeks of the pack, take two pills a day for the next two days. Use a backup form of birth control for the next seven days. If you forget to take two active pills during the third week of the pack, throw it away and start a new pack immediately (or keep taking the pills and begin the new pack on Sunday, if you're on the Sunday start schedule). If you miss three active pills at any time, start a new pack.
- Does Dasetta 7/7/7 Cause Weight Gain?
Weight gain is a commonly reported side effect of Dasetta. However, it's usually a result of water retention that occurs within the first weeks and months of starting this pill, not a gain in fat.
- Does Dasetta 7/7/7 Cause Acne?
Dasetta does not acne in most women. In fact, it can help reduce acne, and some health care providers might prescribe it to women as a way to manage their breakouts. This is because the hormones in these pills reduce the circulation of another type of hormone, androgen, which causes your glands to secrete the oils that can lead to breakouts.
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