Microgestin 1/20 is a combination birth control pill that contains two hormones that prevent ovulation: estrogen and progestin. The mix of hormones also changes the uterine lining and cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg.See full product details
- How Does Microgestin 1/20 Work?
Microgestin 1/20 comes in a package with 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills. Take one pill daily, at the same time each day. Once you have completed the 21 active pills, you will change to the 7 inactive pills. These pills act as reminders and should cause your period to begin.
- Is Microgestin 1/20 Easy to Buy?
Yes! Microgestin 1/20 is a popular birth control medication that you can get from most pharmacies, including right here at Nurx. Microgestin 1/20 is covered under most health insurance plans. Don't have insurance? No problem! Microgestin 1/20 is a generic medication and Nurx offers affordable pricing. You do need a prescription to buy Microgestin 1/20, but we make this process easier than ever by partnering with physicians in each of our available states. By working with us, you can obtain a prescription and your medication with the same quality healthcare you receive at your doctor's office, but without the inconvenience of an actual office visit. It doesn't get any easier, or more discreet, than that.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Taking Microgestin 1/20?
It is always a good idea to consult your medical provider or one of our Nurx healthcare professionals before taking a new medication. The possibility of having an allergic reaction to Microgestin 1/20 is low but your healthcare provider can help you determine if you are at risk. Allergic reactions to Microgestin 1/20 might include facial swelling, rash, itching, and trouble breathing.
- What Are the Side Effects of Microgestin 1/20?
Most birth control medications carry some risk, although minimal, for allergies and side effects. Potential side effects include acne, dizziness, nausea, abdomen swelling, and breast tenderness. More serious side effects are also possible, although rare. They include stroke, blood clots, changes to your vision, heart attack, extremity swelling, depression, and breast lump. Hearing about serious side effects can be scary. However, they are actually very uncommon and fortunately, most women will experience the positive effects when taking Microgestin 1/20 such as lighter periods and reduced pains.
- Can I Take Microgestin 1/20 With Other Medications?
It is always a good idea to discuss the medications you are currently taking with a healthcare provider before starting a new birth control treatment. It is possible that the medications you are already taking can prevent Microgestin 1/20 from being completely effective. Additionally, some over-the-counter and prescription medications can increase your risk of experiencing side effects. Microgestin 1/20 should not be used with St. John's Wort or other hepatic enzyme-inducing drugs, without first consulting with a healthcare provider. This medication can also interact poorly with the sun or tanning beds. Always wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are taking Microgestin 1/20.
- Will I gain weight while taking Microgestin 1/20?
There are many myths in the healthcare industry that birth control medications cause you to gain weight. Birth control medication can contribute to water retention and breast swelling which may make you feel like you have gained weight. However, these effects should go away as your body adjusts to the birth control treatments.
- Will My Periods Get Lighter with Microgestin 1/20?
Everyone's body reacts differently to birth control medication, but the majority of women do notice lighter and less painful periods when taking Microgestin 1/20.