If you’re considering starting birth control, check out Demulen 1/50. Here’s what you need to know: you take this pill daily at the same time to prevent pregnancy over a 28-day cycle. When one cycle ends, you start on another packet of Demulen 1/50 pills. It’s that easy!
While Demulen 1/50 is only approved as a contraception, it has been used to treat endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and irregular periods. Many women who take this pill aren’t sexually active, but use it for the added benefits of treating menstrual problems.
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- Does Demulen 1/50 Help Acne?
Demulen 1/50 has been known to help people who have acne, especially severe acne, but is not approved by the FDA as an acne treatment medication. Demulen 1/50 often works with one cause of acne (hormones) instead of treating multiple problems. You may notice a lightening of your acne because of Demulen 1/50, but should not use it exclusively as your acne treatment plan.
- What Else Should I Know About Demulen 1/50?
If more than two months pass without a period or if your period is seven days late and you have missed days, then you may be pregnant. Do not continue to take Demulen 1/50 if you become pregnant. Like other contraceptive pills, Demulen 1/50 is not approved to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or diseases. Continue using barrier preventions, like condoms, to prevent the spread of HIV, chlamydia, and other infections.
- Does Demulen 1/50 Have Any Side Effects?
Side effects vary from person to person, and you may feel some symptoms of Demulen 1/50 worse than others. A few common problems that most women report on Demulen 1/50 and other forms of birth control include:
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Bloating or water retention
- Bleeding (spotting) between periods
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Taking Demulen 1/50?
Let your doctor know about any allergies you have or medication that you are on before starting Demulen 1/50 or any other form of birth control. This can prevent any complications from the pill or uncomfortable side effects. At times, some medications will cancel each other out, and the pill could be less effective because of your other prescriptions. Demulen 1/50 is most effective when taken every day at the same time each day. If you miss pills or take them erratically, then your odds of getting pregnant increase significantly.
- How Can You Get Demulen 1/50?
Demulen 1/50 was discontinued as a prescription medication. This pill was fairly common, and most patients would pay between $15-$35 depending on the location and health insurance. Because Demulen 1/50 is currently unavailable, there are generic options that women can choose from. Ask your pharmacist about Zovia 1/50 as an alternative to Demulen 1/50 for a prescription with the same active ingredients that are currently available. There is a significant difference in the dosage between Demulen 1/50 and Demulen 1/35. Ask your doctor if you're not sure which one you need. If you don't have health insurance or you're not sure if Demulen 1/50 is covered, try us instead! We can find the birth control you need and make sure you're protected.
- How Does Demulen 1/50 Work?
Demulen 1/50 is a form of birth control that uses two hormones, a progestin and an estrogen, to prevent women from getting pregnant. There are three factors that come into play to ensure that your odds of getting pregnant significantly decrease:
- The eggs are blocked from leaving the ovaries, so there's nothing to fertilize.
- The cervical lining thickens, so sperm can't easily pass through.
- The uterine lining thins, so any fertilized eggs won't attach and start growing.