Falmina, is a combination birth control pill that women take daily to prevent pregnancy. A combination pill means that the medication uses both a progestin and an estrogen. Each packet contains 21 days’ worth of active medication and seven pills that serve as placebos. The placebo week helps you maintain regular periods while keeping you in the habit of taking a daily pill. While you do not need to take the placebo pills, it is essential that you take one active pill daily during the 21-day cycle. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Falmina at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
- What Makes Falmina Effective?
Falmina works like most combination birth control pills. It starts by preventing ovulation so there are no eggs for the sperm to fertilize. Then, the pill creates a thicker cervical mucus to block sperm from reaching the egg. Finally, in the event that the sperm and the egg connect, Falmina prevents the uterine wall from growing, creating a thin lining and hostile environment for the egg. This causes any fertilized eggs to pass through the body so that pregnancy doesn't occur.
- Where Can I Find Falmina?
Falmina is easily found in most local pharmacies, and your doctor can write a prescription if they think that this birth control option is right for you. Falmina is a fairly affordable birth control option. It is often covered by insurance, with many patients paying nothing out of pocket. The pricing will likely vary between pharmacies if you do pay out of pocket.
If you are unable to find or cover the costs of Falmina, our team at Nurx may be able to help. We have several birth control options and can ship them across the country, safely and securely.
- What Should I Know Before Starting Falmina?
Tell your doctor about any existing allergies, medical conditions, or medications that you are on before starting Falmina. Falmina may cancel out certain medications or worsen side effects for others. Your health is the top priority.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Every person is different, and almost every form of birth control comes with side effects. Some of the lighter side effects that you may experience while taking Falmina include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, swelling of the feet and ankles, bloating, and weight change. These are typically mild and fade in a few months.
More severe side effects include lumps in your breast, severe abdominal pain, a racing heartbeat, pain in your chest, difficulty breathing, blood clots, and severe mood swings or depression. If you experience any severe side effects while taking Falmina, stop taking the pills and consult your doctor. In the interim, use backup birth control to prevent pregnancy.
- Does Falmina Cause Weight Gain?
Everyone reacts to Falmina differently. While there is no direct correlation between Falmina and weight gain, you may notice a small weight increase of 5 to 10 pounds after starting Falmina.
- Does Falmina Stop Periods?
Falmina is meant to regulate periods, not stop them. You should experience lighter, more regular periods while on this pill. Occasionally, some people do stop having periods while on Falmina. If you miss a period unexpectedly, you may be pregnant.
- What Else Should I Know About Falmina?
Falmina is most effective when it is taken every day at the same time. Skipping days or taking the pills at different times can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
One of the side effects of taking Falmina is nausea and vomiting. If you are sick within a few hours of taking Falmina, then your body may not have absorbed the hormones and you should use backup birth control (like condoms). To prevent nausea with Falmina, try taking the medication with a meal, or take it at night before bed.
- 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.