If you experience hormone-based acne, heavy and irregular periods, and painful ovarian cysts, Microgestin 1.5/30 might be a good birth control choice for you! Microgestin 1.5/30 works to avoid pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg during menstruation. It also changes the uterus lining and vaginal fluid to prevent sperm from reaching an egg.
Nurx™ often recommends Microgestin 1.5/30 because of its relatively low dose of estrogen. Estrogen is the hormone that is often responsible for the unwelcome, although uncommon, side effects of birth control medications.See full product details
- How Does Microgestin 1.5/30 Work?
Microgestin 1.5/30 will come to you in a discreet, easy-to-use package. You will start Microgestin 1.5/30 with the day one pill which includes estrogen and progestin. You will continue taking the active pills for a total of 21 days, making sure to take your pill at the same time each day. For the next seven days, you will take reminder pills which do not contain any medication.
- Is Microgestin 1.5/30 Easy to Get?
Yes. Microgestin 1.5/30 is a safe birth control option that is easy to get at almost any pharmacy, including Nurx. You will need a prescription to order it, though. You can get a prescription for Microgestin 1.5/30 through one of the licensed physicians that we partner with in each state. Working with Nurx, you can get your birth control medication with the same quality care you would receive in your physician's office, but without the inconvenient hassle. Your Microgestin 1.5/30 will then be shipped to you in a discreet package at an affordable price.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Taking Microgestin 1.5/30?
You should always consult with your doctor or one of our Nurx healthcare professionals before taking a new birth control medication. Although an allergic reaction to Microgestin 1.5/30 is extremely rare, it is possible. Allergic reaction symptoms might include itching, facial swelling, difficulty breathing, and rash. Diabetics may also need to monitor their blood sugar levels more closely. Sunlight can cause blotchy spots or darkening of the skin. You should avoid tanning beds and wear sunscreen when using Microgestin 1.5/30.
- Are There Any Side Effects of Microgestin 1.5/30?
Side effects are uncommon and often mild, when taking Microgestin 1.5/30 but might include nausea, vomiting, water retention, breast tenderness, bloating, weight changes, and irregular bleeding. Serious side effects are even less common but might include hypertension, depression, stroke, and blood clots.
- Do I Need to Avoid any Medications When Taking Microgestin 1.5/30?
Always inform your doctor or Nurx healthcare professional of any prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements that you are taking before using Microgestin 1.5/30. Generally speaking, this birth control medication is safe with other medications. However, some medications can interfere with the effectiveness of Microgestin 1.5/30's, sometimes leading to pregnancy. Additionally, some drugs including aromatase inhibitors, seizure medications, and medications used to treat chronic hepatitis C may interfere with the ingredients of Microgestin 1.5/30.
- Does Microgestin 1.5/30 Prevent Pregnancy?
Microgestin 1.5/30 is approved for use as a form of birth control. If taken correctly, it can prevent pregnancy by as much as 99.9 percent. However, it is important to avoid any medications that may interfere with its ability to work. Also, if you miss any doses, use alternative contraception until you are back on schedule.
- Does Microgestin 1.5/30 Cause Spotting?
Although uncommon, some women may notice irregular periods or spotting during the first few months of using Microgestin 1.5/30. However, these symptoms should go away as the body adjusts to the birth control medication.