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Emoquette is a daily birth control pill that uses two hormones (a progestin and an estrogen) to prevent pregnancy. In order to make sure that Emoquette is effective, women should take it at the same time each day. Women who skip days or take Emoquette at different times each day increase their risk of pregnancy and other adverse reactions to the pill.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Emoquette at special request or can offer the generic equivalent Apri for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
How Does Emoquette Work?
Like other combination birth control pills, Emoquette works to prevent pregnancy in three different ways. It blocks sperm through a thick cervical mucus, limits the risk of implantation by creating a thin uterine wall, and prevents ovulation from happening. These three steps make Emoquette (and other daily pills) more than 90% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Not only does Emoquette work to prevent pregnancy, but it may also improve period symptoms in some women. A lack of ovulation and a thinner uterine wall may result in lighter periods or even fewer periods. However, every woman is different and will react to birth control in different ways.
Where Is Emoquette Available?
You need a prescription from your doctor to begin taking Emoquette. You should be able to find Emoquette at your local pharmacy. Emoquette is known for being an affordable birth control option; however, you may need to pay more depending on your health insurance coverage. Generic alternatives may be a better option for you.
Our team at Nurx works to provide accessible birth control to women across the country, and we may be able to send you the birth control pills that you need.
What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Emoquette?
Before you start taking Emoquette, talk with your doctor and let them know about any allergies you have or any medications you are on. This can help prevent adverse reactions to the pills that could cause significant discomfort. Telling your doctor about your existing medication will also ensure that your birth control doesn't cancel out the other prescriptions you are taking, keeping you happy and healthy.
What Are the Side Effects of Emoquette?
You may experience certain side effects while taking Emoquette that differ from person to person. No two people are completely alike, which means your reaction to Emoquette is unique to you. A few common side effects to look out for include moodiness, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the feet or ankles, and spotting in between periods. These symptoms are typically mild and may even pass within a few months.
There are, however, a few severe side effects of Emoquette to look out for. These include dizziness, rapid heartbeat, irregular breathing, sudden abdominal pain, unexpected heavy bleeding, lumps in your breast, and depression. Stop taking Emoquette immediately and see a doctor if these symptoms arise.
Does Emoquette Cause Weight Gain?
While some women may notice an increased appetite as a result of taking Emoquette, there is no direct correlation between this medication and weight gain. The weight gain may be temporary as the body adjusts to the medication, or it may simply be water weight.
Does Emoquette Help Acne?
Emoquette is not approved to treat acne. While you may notice that your acne improves while on the pill, other women experienced minor or no changes to their skin while on the pill.
What Else Should I Know About Taking Emoquette?
Emoquette is not effective at preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and STDs. This includes infections like HIV. Consider using additional precautions, like condoms, to prevent the spread of STDs and to protect you and your partner.
Emoquette is also not meant to terminate a pregnancy. If you suspect that you are pregnant, stop taking Emoquette and see your doctor.
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.
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