Delyla is a daily birth control pill that uses a combination of progestin and estrogen. The packet of Delyla that you will use comes with 21 active pills that contain these two hormones, along with seven inactive pills. The inactive pills allow you to maintain a regular menstrual flow while keeping you in the habit of taking birth control daily. While Delyla is not currently offered by Nurx™, we offer similar combination pills that you may want to use.
Delyla is primarily a birth control pill. However, patients may experience other benefits like lighter, shorter periods, lessened cramps, and fewer premenstrual symptoms.
- What Makes Delyla Effective?
When used correctly, combination birth control pills like Delyla can be more than 90 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. This is because they take a multi-step approach to preventing fertilization. In the uterine side, Delyla stops the body from ovulating so that there is no egg available to be fertilized. It also creates a thinner uterine wall, making the womb hostile to any fertilized eggs. On the sperm side, Delyla creates a thick cervical mucus that blocks any sperm from reaching the eggs in the first place. Together, these actions make Delyla incredibly effective.
- How Can I Get Delyla?
You doctor is the first person you should talk to about taking Delyla. They can write a prescription or make a recommendation based on what they think is best for your health. Delyla is found in most pharmacies across the country and is fairly affordable. Most people pay nothing if it is covered by health insurance.
If you are unable to get Delyla in your area, check out our options at Nurx. We may be able to ship the birth control you need to your state safely and affordably.
- What Precautions Should I Follow While Taking Delyla?
Tell your doctor about any allergies or existing medications before starting Delyla. Some medications can cancel each other out, which would cause your birth control and other prescriptions to become less effective.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
Every person reacts differently to medication, and Delyla is no exception. You may experience some common side effects, but they will likely be mild and pass in a few days. A few of these side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, moodiness, bloating, irregular spotting between periods, swelling of the ankles, and weight change.
Along with these common side effects, you may experience some more significant symptoms while taking Delyla. These include severe depression, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, chest pain, and blood clots. Seek medical attention immediately if severe reactions occur, and tell your doctor that you are taking Delyla.
- Does Delyla Help Treat Acne?
Delyla has been known to lighten acne symptoms. This is because of the hormone regulation that comes with taking the birth control pill.
- Does Delyla Actually Work?
Daily oral contraceptives can be 90 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly. Women who follow directions carefully should find that Delyla works.
- What Else Should I Know About Delyla?
Delyla is most effective when taken at the same time every day. If you skip days or take Delyla erratically, then you may be at a higher risk of getting pregnant. Consult your doctor if you miss two periods in a row, or if you miss one period and have not been taking Delyla correctly, as you may be pregnant.
Because Delyla is ingested orally, you may not fully absorb the hormones if you experience diarrhea or vomiting shortly after taking Delyla. Use backup birth control for the next few days if this occurs. Talk to your doctor if nausea persists as a result of taking Delyla.
- 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.