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Evaluna 20 is a daily birth control pill that is taken orally to prevent pregnancy. Many women prefer taking a daily pill because they can monitor their symptoms and see how the medication affects their bodies. It also creates a daily habit that is easier to remember than changing a weekly patch or other non-daily birth control option.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Evaluna 20 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera 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 Evaluna 20 Work?
Evaluna 20 works to regulate your hormones to prevent pregnancy. You will take 21 active pills over three weeks, and then you'll take seven placebo pills during the week that you would normally be on your period. Most doctors will recommend starting Evaluna 20 the Sunday or Monday after your last period.
Evaluna 20 is effective at preventing pregnancy in three ways: It prevents ovulation (or the process of an egg passing to your uterus), blocks sperm through a thick cervical mucus, and creates a thin uterine lining so no eggs attach. The result is a pill that is more than 90% effective in women who take it correctly.
- How Can You Get Evaluna 20?
Evaluna 20 is available in most pharmacies, but you will need a prescription from your doctor to receive it. While this birth control pill is accessible and oftentimes affordable, you may find that your healthcare insurance does not cover it or only partially covers it. If this is the case, we at Nurx might be able to help. We offer a variety of birth control forms online and might have a prescription that is similar to what you need.
- What Are the Precautions Associated With Evaluna 20?
While Evaluna 20 is considered safe to use, there are a few precautions you should follow in the same way you would for any medication. First, talk to your doctor before starting Evaluna 20. Let them know about any allergies you have or any medications you are on. This can prevent severe reactions and make sure that your birth control is still effective.
If you experience severe side effects or allergies when taking Evaluna 20, stop taking the pill and switch to backup birth control (like condoms) until you can talk to your doctor.
- What Are the Side Effects of Evaluna 20?
Everyone experiences new medication differently, and you may notice a few of these common birth control side effects while taking Evaluna 20: mild nausea, breast swelling, changes in weight or appetite, vaginal itching, or decreased sex drive.
Stop taking Evaluna 20 and seek medical help immediately if you have a severe reaction to Evaluna 20, including sudden wheezing or rapid breathing, numbness or weakness in the body, severe depression, or chest pains.
- Does Evaluna 20 Help Acne?
The hormones in Evaluna 20 may help regulate your acne and improve your skin. While Evaluna 20 is not approved as an acne treatment, this may be an additional positive side effect of the pill.
- Does Evaluna 20 Cause Weight Gain?
All forms of birth control come with side effects, and you may experience some weight gain while on Evaluna 20. However, the weight gain is likely to be small, typically around 5 to 10 pounds.
- What Else Should I Know About Taking Evaluna 20?
If you do not take Evaluna 20 at the same time every day, you are at an increased risk of getting pregnant. If you miss a day while taking Evaluna 20 and then skip a period, consider taking a pregnancy test. This also applies to women who follow the Evaluna 20 dosing instructions closely but still missed two periods.
- 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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