Introvale is a daily birth control pill that uses two hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. Introvale is called a combination pill because it has two hormones, rather than just one, to prevent pregnancy. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Introvale at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Setlakin for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $45 without insurance.
Patients who take Introvale will have 21 active days and seven inactive ones. This schedule allows most patients to continue to have regular periods and normal cycles. However, you may experience lighter periods and lessened cramps or premenstrual symptoms while on this pill. Some women skip periods entirely after taking it for a few months.
- How Does Introvale Work?
Introvale is effective because it follows the three-pronged system of most birth control options. The medication causes your body to create a thicker cervical mucus, which is used to block sperm from entering the uterus. Even if sperm does make it through, Introvale limits ovulation to reduce the chances that a fertile egg is present. This medication also creates a thinner uterine lining so that fertilized eggs won't latch on. Instead, they will pass through the body.
- Where Can I Find Introvale?
Talk to your doctor if you are interested in taking a combination birth control pill like Introvale. They may recommend this pill for you or suggest alternative options that may be better for your particular bodily needs.
Introvale is covered by most insurance providers, so many patients will pay nothing to use it. If you do need to pay out of pocket, the cost will vary between pharmacies. If you are unable to access birth control in your area, check out the services that we offer at Nurx. We ship birth control to states across the country and might be able to help you get the protection that you need.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Introvale?
Before you start taking Introvale, tell your doctor if you have any allergies or are on any current medications. Introvale can worsen allergy symptoms and cause unexpected reactions. Additionally, Introvale can interfere with other medications, which can limit your treatment and recovery from other conditions.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
While all medications have some side effects, you may experience lighter or heavier reactions to taking Introvale. Every person is unique, so you can't compare someone else's experience to your own.
A few common side effects of Introvale include nausea, breast tenderness, moodiness, swelling of the feet and ankles, spotting between periods, bloating, and slight weight gain. These side effects are typically mild and may go away as your body adapts to the hormones.
However, there are some uncommon and severe side effects of taking Introvale to look out for. Stop taking Introvale and seek medical attention immediately if you experience severe abdominal pain, unusual headaches, dizziness, confusion, blood clots, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or depression.
- How Effective Is Introvale?
While Introvale can be up to 90% effective when taken correctly, it's important to take Introvale at the same time every day. If you skip days or take Introvale at different times, you could have a higher risk of getting pregnant.
If you do get pregnant while taking Introvale, stop taking the medication immediately and see a doctor.
- Does Introvale Cause Weight Gain?
It is uncommon for Introvale to cause weight gain in patients. While it is possible to experience weight gain as a symptom, many women who take Introvale do not experience it or notice only small changes in weight.
- Does Introvale Help With Acne?
Introvale may clear up your acne or reduce your overall symptoms. This is because of the hormone regulation that comes with taking the daily pill.
- 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.