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Estarylla is a once-daily oral contraceptive containing the combined hormones of progestin and estrogen. These hormones work together to prevent ovulation and to interfere with fertilization, which helps to prevent pregnancy.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Estarylla at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Mono-Linyah for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
- How Does Estarylla Work?
Estarylla is an effective form of hormonal birth control. It works to stop pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle and by thickening vaginal fluid to prevent sperm from getting through in case an egg does get fertilized. Estarylla also changes the lining of the uterus to make it more difficult for fertilized eggs to attach to it.
With Estarylla, you take one tablet by mouth every day at the same time. Estarylla comes in a pack of 28 pills. You'll take 21 active tablets and then seven inactive, or placebo, tablets. The placebo tablets keep you in the habit of taking a pill at the same time every day.
- Is Estarylla Easy to Get?
Estarylla is available, but you'll need a doctor's prescription. Check with your insurance provider to see if your medication is covered.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Estarylla?
As with any medication, it's always a good idea to talk to your physician about your health history and any concerns you may have. You and your doctor can determine if you're at risk for a rare allergic reaction to Estarylla. Allergic reactions might include swelling of the tongue or throat or trouble breathing.
Share with your doctor any history of liver or heart issues to make sure Estarylla doesn't interfere or interact with your medications or treatments. Estarylla may affect your blood pressure, so its a good practice to check it regularly, especially if you have a history of hypertension.
Uncommon sensitivity to light and contact lens issues have been reported. Talk to your physician if you wear contact lenses or have experienced photosensitivity in the past.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
As with any birth control, there may be side effects, although they are usually not a cause for concern and will lessen over time. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, and breast tenderness. Some women report fluctuations in weight or swelling of the ankles or feet from fluid retention. Bleeding or spotting between periods is also common, especially during the first few months of use.
Less than 1% of Estarylla users have reported serious side effects such as lumps in the breast, mood changes, or severe abdominal pain. Watch for unusual changes in bleeding or dark urine, which can indicate a problem with Estarylla.
Combination pills like Estarylla may have positive side effects, as well, such as a decrease in painful or heavy periods. Estarylla has been used as an effective acne treatment, and long-term use has shown reductions in the development of ovarian cysts.
- Can I Take Estarylla With Other Medications?
For the most part, yes. Estarylla contains hormones that can interfere with some medications and supplements to reduce their effectiveness. At the same time, there are medications that can reduce the effectiveness of Estarylla. It's best to talk to your doctor about any medicine or supplements you're taking to determine if Estarylla will interact with your medications. He or she can help you explore your birth control options.
- Does Estarylla Cause Weight Gain?
The good news is that studies have shown that there is no known relationship between hormonal birth control and weight gain. Some women may experience the side effect of fluid retention, which can mimic weight gain.
- Can Estarylla Treat Acne?
Yes, it can! The hormones contained in Estarylla work to reduce the production of sebum and help to keep pores open. When pores are open, less acne is produced, resulting in clear skin.
- How Does Nurx Work?
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