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Daysee is a combination, extended-cycle oral contraceptive that protects against pregnancy and works to inhibit ovulation. Daysee contains the female hormones estrogen and progestin and comes packaged in a kit with instructions for proper dosage of the 91 tablets.
Daysee mainly works to prevent ovulation by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). Combination oral contraceptives also work to prevent fertilization by thickening vaginal fluid to make it hard for sperm to reach an egg. Implantation is prevented when Daysee creates changes to the lining of the uterus to make it difficult for an egg to attach to the uterine wall.
Our team at Nurx does not prescribe Daysee, but we can offer the generic equivalent Amethia for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $45 without insurance. To discuss all your contraceptive options and to learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
How is Daysee Used?
Daysee is packaged in a kit that contains three trays of tablets. In the kit, Daysee is comprised of 84 light blue active tablets that contain a combination of progestin and estrogen, and seven yellow tablets containing a low dose of estrogen for a total of 91 active tablets. The first two trays each hold 28 pills, the third tray holds 35 pills and includes the seven tablets that contain a low-dose estrogen.
Since Daysee is an extended-cycle contraceptive, periods generally occur every 12 weeks. Your period will ideally begin while taking the seven yellow “reminder” pills. Start the next pack of Daysee whether or not you have your period. Daysee works best when it is stored in a cool, dry place and taken at the same time each day. Doses of Daysee should be taken no more than 24 hours apart to maintain its 99% effective rate. Keep Daysee in a convenient place so you don't forget to take your medication.
Is Daysee Easy to Get?
Daysee is a prescription medication that requires a visit to your doctor. Prescription prices may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy and may be reduced if you have insurance. Retail Daysee typically runs between $232 and $75 for a 91 tablet kit and is available at most pharmacies. It's always a good idea to check with your insurance provider to see if your medication is covered or if you will incur out-of-pocket expenses.
What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Daysee?
When using Daysee, it's important to take your medication at the same time every day and no more than 24 hours between doses. If you miss a dose, take your medication as soon as you remember. To reduce the risk of pregnancy, consult your doctor if you miss more than two doses, or if you are consistently late taking your medication.
Daysee may interfere with Hepatitis C treatment by elevating liver enzymes. Be sure to complete Hep C treatment before taking Daysee. Diabetic women are advised to monitor their blood sugar regularly while taking Daysee. Contact lens wearers may notice vision changes or discomfort, let your vision specialist know if you experience issues while wearing contact lenses.
Women with significant hypertension should use caution before taking Daysee as some contraceptives have been reported to raise blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about whether a combination oral contraceptive is right for you.
Although allergic reactions are rare, seek medical attention If you experience rash, swelling of the face or neck, or difficulty breathing.
If you have upcoming elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medication (or postpone starting it) before your surgery. Let your doctor know you're taking Daysee before scheduling any procedures. Daysee does not prevent against sexually transmitted diseases.
Are There Any Known Side Effects?
As is the case with most meds, you may experience side effects. Most side effects are minimal and diminish after you've been on the medication for a while. Common side effects include breakthrough bleeding or spotting, breast tenderness, mood changes, sensitivity to light, and minimal weight gain. Some women may experience nausea or vomiting when taking this medication, so it is recommended that you take it with food or at bedtime.
Serious side effects are rare and may show up as changes in breast tissue or discharge, or changes in vaginal bleeding. Consult your doctor if your symptoms don't lessen after the first 91-day cycle of Daysee, or if your symptoms are a concern.
Can I Take Daysee With Other Medications?
Some medications can interfere with other meds, or reduce their effectiveness. This medication may interfere with over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen or with supplements like St. John's wort. Daysee can also interact with other drugs such as those taken for HIV, anxiety and some antibiotics. Daysee should not be taken by women undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C until treatment is complete.
It is always wise to tell your doctor about medications or supplements you are taking to determine if Daysee is right for you. Speak with a Nurx medical team member about your concerns and we'll answer questions that may come up.
Can I Buy Daysee Online Through Nurx?
We can prescribe Daysee by special request. Speak with one of our team members here at Nurx so we can help you choose the right medication or get you started with Daysee.
How Long Would it Take to Deliver Daysee if I Bought it Online?
We discreetly ship your medication fast and free and most orders arrive in a week when you order online or through our app. We can also arrange for the delivery of your medication to your local pharmacy for convenient pick-up. Special request orders may take slightly longer.
Who Makes Daysee?
Daysee is manufactured and packaged by Lupin Pharmaceuticals.
Does Daysee Treat Acne?
It can, yes. Since Daysee contains a combination of progestin and estrogen, it may be effective in treating mild to moderate acne. However, when you first start taking the medication, it may take a while to see results. Give Daysee a full 91 day cycle before determining if it is treating your acne or making it worse.
Does Daysee Stop My Period?
Yes. Daysee is an extended-cycle contraceptive, which means you will continuously dose for 84 days before taking the final seven estrogen-only tablets. During those seven days, you will ideally have your period. Keep in mind that you may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting during the first cycle of Daysee as your body adjusts to the medication. Remember to keep taking our medication even if you experience spotting and start the next pack whether or not you have your period. Let your doctor know if bleeding or spotting continues or becomes a concern.
Will Daysee Cause Weight Gain?
It might, but the weight gain you experience might just be fluid retention. Today's birth control has advanced enough that weight gain is not a significant issue. When you first start taking Daysee, your body enters an adjustment period in which you may experience fluctuations in weight, both up and down. Give your medication a few months before you decide if it's affecting your weight. If you're still not happy with Daysee, our team here at Nurx can recommend a safe and effective alternative that may work better for you overall.
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