For those who suffer from severe periods, Mircette is highly recommended. Many pills have a seven-day placebo period with no hormones at all, which is fine for those with easy periods. Mircette, on the other hand, has only two inactive days. The other five pills you take during when your monthly visitor arrives contain a tiny dose of estrogen, which greatly helps ease you through menstruation. As with all contraceptive pills, there are some risks.
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- What Are Some Side Effects of Mircette?
As Mircette is hormone-based, you may experience some minor side effects, though they’re quite uncommon. The most common ones we've seen include weight gain, acne, stomach upset, blotchy or dark patches of skin, and breast tenderness. While the chances are extremely low, some serious side effects have resulted from taking Mircette. These include depression, high blood pressure, and liver problems that result in abdominal pain or reduced appetite. You may also experience effects that are similar to a stroke or heart attacks, such as slurred speech, sudden numbness on one side of the body, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Immediately stop taking Mircette if any of these occur.
- What Are Some Precautions When Taking Mircette?
Mircette is a prescription drug and can't be purchased over the counter. We work with licensed doctors in every U.S. state we distribute in, making your access to Mircette as simple as possible. If allergies occur (which is possible but extremely rare), Mircette may set off hives, itching, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the facial area (especially the lips, throat, and tongue). Be sure to discuss any existing allergies with your health care professional or one of our consultants here at Nurx before you begin Mircette.
- How Is Mircette Used?
You take Mircette daily, at the same time every day. That's it! To prevent any stomach discomfort, you may find that taking Mircette after dinner works best for you. Begin your first Mircette pack on the Sunday after your period ends. You may need to use a secondary form of pregnancy prevention, such as condoms or spermicide, for a week or so when you start your very first pack. Mircette pills should be taken in order without skipping any doses.
- How Available and Accessible Is Mircette?
Mircette is a very affordable option. You can expect to pay less than a dollar a day for Mircette, even if it's not covered by insurance. Many insurance providers, however, will cover your Mircette prescription since it's proven to be such a safe and cost-effective option. Here at Nurx, we presently work with many insurance companies and our list is constantly growing. Mircette can be found at most pharmacies nationwide. There are also several generic brands on the market, such as Viorele, Azurette, and Kariva.
- Does Mircette Cause Weight Gain?
While some have experienced weight gain, studies have shown that birth control is not a direct cause. Inactivity or mood swings from the hormones may contribute, however. By staying active and eating right, Mircette can work with your lifestyle.
- Does Mircette Cause Hair Loss?
As with any hormone-based contraceptive, Mircette can trigger hair loss in a small percentage of women. The good news is that those with hormone-based hair loss issues should take birth control pills with low androgenic activity, and Mircette makes the list.
- Can Mircette Help With Acne?
While increased acne is a possible side effect of Mircette, it can also improve your skin if your acne is a result of a hormonal imbalance, which is fairly common. Dermatologists have even been known to prescribe hormone-based birth control to help with acne problems. For some women, Mircette can be a real "side benefit" — it all depends on your health situation.
- Anything Else I Should Know About Mircette?
Hormone-based birth control may not work for you if you have experienced certain health conditions. Those with a history of diabetes, cancer (especially breast cancer), blood clotting disorders, depression, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, stroke, or high cholesterol may want to consider other contraceptive options. A few different medications can interfere with Mircette. If you're currently taking drugs to treat chronic hepatitis C, such as ombitasvir or ritonavir, be sure to discuss this with your doctor or Nurx professional. Aromatase inhibitors like exemestane can also be an issue, as well as some drugs that combat breast cancer or MS. Keep in mind that, as with almost any birth control, taking Mircette isn't an iron-clad guarantee that you won't get pregnant. It's proven to be over 90 percent effective, however, which are far better odds than almost any other form of birth control that's not implanted or permanent.