If you love the formulation of Yaz but find it too expensive, Loryna is its generic counterpart, meaning it’s far cheaper. Nurx™ doesn’t carry this particular combination birth control pill, but you can get it from your local pharmacy with a prescription from your OB/GYN.
- How Does Loryna Work?
Loryna comes with 24 active pills and four inactive pills, and you take one pill a day. The active ingredients are estrogen and progestin, and these team up in your body to stop you from ovulating. And if you do somehow release an egg, these hormones also make your uterus inhospitable to sperm, so they won't be able to fertilize the egg.
- Where Is Loryna Available?
You do need a prescription for Loryna, so you'll need to check with your OB/GYN before taking it. However, once your doctor signs off, you can pick up Loryna at whatever pharmacy is closest to you. Your health insurance might cover the cost of Loryna, so always check with your policy before paying out of pocket. However, even if you do need to pay out of pocket, Loryna costs around $23 on average for a one-month supply.
- What Are the Precautions for Taking Loryna?
You should always talk with your OB/GYN before starting Loryna to see if you might be allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are, you could experience an adverse allergic reaction when you take your first dose, which could include hives or a rash, trouble breathing, itchiness, and swelling of your tongue, lips, or throat.
If you have diabetes, you also need to be careful when taking Loryna, as it can raise your blood sugar levels. Keep an eye out for increased thirst or urination, as this might mean Loryna is affecting your diabetes.
Additionally, women with a history of blood clots, heart disease, liver or kidney problems, depression, or headaches may want to see if an alternative form of birth control might be better.
- Are There Any Side Effects With Loryna?
Luckily, there is a low chance of side effects when taking Loryna. However, there is always the slight possibility you might experience some adverse effects. These might include irregular uterine bleeding, nausea, breast tenderness, or headaches. You might also find your period becomes lighter or you skip it altogether.
Women who experience these symptoms find they often taper off in a few months as their bodies adjust to the hormonal doses Loryna provides.
- How Does Loryna Interact With Other Drugs?
Like any birth control, Loryna can have some adverse interactions with other medications. Some medications can lower the effectiveness of Loryna, while others can cause you to have an adverse reaction. The best course of action is to let your OB/GYN know exactly what drugs you are taking. Even herbal medicines, like St. John's wort, can have drastic consequences if not taken according to your doctor's recommendations. If there is a conflict, your doctor can prescribe other medications that won't clash as much.
- Does Loryna Have Estrogen?
Yes, Loryna contains 0.02 mg of an estrogen called ethinyl estradiol. This form of estrogen is synthetically created in a lab and is the most common estrogen used in combination birth control methods.
- Does Loryna Help Acne?
One of the benefits of Loryna is that it helps many women control their acne. This is because it regulates the hormones that cause you to break out every month. Check with your doctor to see if Loryna could be the solution for your pimples, blackheads, and other skin problems.
- 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.