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Demulen

Looking for prescription birth control? Look no further than Demulen 1/35! Demulen 1/35 is a daily pill that contains two hormones: a progestin and an estrogen, which reduces the risk of pregnancy in women. While Demulen 1/35 is only approved for contraception by the FDA, it is sometimes used to treat acne, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. This is because the pill regulates your period and oftentimes lightens it, making it a less invasive part of your life. You could enjoy lighter, less painful periods on this pill!  

At this time Nurx does not offer Demulen, but our medical team can help you find the birth control that’s right for you.  Check out our list of generic alternatives below and learn how you can get your first pack.

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FAQ

  • Does Demulen 1/35 Protect Against STDs?

    As with most oral contraceptives, Demulen 1/35 does not protect women from contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It's important for you and your partner to get tested on a regular basis for STIs and use barrier contraception, like condoms, to prevent the spread of diseases.  

  • Does Demulen 1/35 Help Acne?

    While Demulen 1/35 is not FDA approved as an acne treatment, many patients report clearer skin when they start taking this pill. You may have reduced acne symptoms as a result of starting this contraceptive plan.

  • What Are Some Side Effects of Demulen 1/35?

    The side effects of Demulen 1/35 are similar to most oral contraceptives and will vary from woman to woman. Many common side effects include:

    • Breast tenderness
    • Headaches
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Body fluid retention
    • High blood pressure
    Additionally, you may experience severe side effects that are warning signs from your body to stop taking the pill. These include pain in the jaw or chest area, numbness (especially on one side of the body), blood clots, severe abdominal pain, and trouble breathing. Talk to your doctor if any side effects arise shortly after you start taking Demulen 1/35.  

  • What You Else Should I Know About Demulen 1/35?

    Like most daily pills, Demulen 1/35 is most effective when you take it every day at the same time. If you skip a day or multiple days, the pill becomes less effective and you increase your chances of becoming pregnant. If you miss a day, you shouldn't take two pills the next day to make up for it. This could cause an overdose for your hormones and lead to unexplained vaginal bleeding or other period complications. If your period is more than seven days late, you may be pregnant.  

  • Is Demulen 1/35 Readily Available?

    Demulen is a common drug that is easily found in most pharmacies and recommended by many healthcare providers. Your insurance might cover most or all of the cost, and the recurring fees for these pills tend to be fairly low. This is not a hard contraceptive to find. Demulen also has generic options that you might use instead. These are called Kelnor 1/35 and Zovia 1/35. Don't have insurance? Check out Nurx! We're committed to offering safe, reliable, and affordable birth control. We can find the contraception you need at a price that works for you.

  • How Does Demulen 1/35 Work?

    The progestin and estrogen in Demulen 1/35 work to prevent a woman's ovaries from releasing an egg every month. Without an egg to fertilize, the sperm dies. This pill also creates a thicker cervical mucus, so sperm has a harder time reaching the egg. Finally, Demulen 1/35 thins out the uterine lining so any fertilized eggs don't latch on to begin the pregnancy process. Patients take one pill of Demulen 1/35 (Ethynodiol diacetate-Ethinyl estradiol 1 mg - 0.035 mg) by mouth every day at the same time for 21 days. Then they take an inactive pill for seven days during their normal period cycle.  

  • Is There Anything You Should Avoid When Taking 1/35?

    Let your doctor know about any medication that you're on before you start Demulen 1/35. They know what medications will interact with this form of contraception and what could cause some unpleasant side effects. Most doctors also discourage women from smoking while taking Demulen 1/35, which can increase your risk of severe reactions against the pill. Additionally, women are encouraged to avoid marijuana, grapefruit juice, and high levels of caffeine. This pill should be safe with moderate caffeine intake — so you don't have to give up your morning coffee — but you should tell your doctor if caffeine makes the side effects worse.

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