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Mononessa is a daily birth control pill for women wanting to prevent pregnancy. There are two key ingredients that make this pill effective: a progestin and an estrogen. These chemicals work together to maximize the effectiveness of the pill with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.
Unfortunately, Mononessa was discontinued by the manufacturer. If you’re looking for a replacement for this birth control, our team at Nurx can help. We can prescribe the generic equivalent Mono-Linyah for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Mononessa?
If you are interested in taking Mononessa, tell your doctor about any allergies or sensitivities beforehand. They may recommend a different form of birth control for your needs. Stop taking Mononessa if you have an allergic reaction to the medication or serious negative side effects as a result of the pill.
What Are Some Known Side Effects of Mononessa?
Like most medication, Mononessa affects each person differently, and you may experience a few side effects while taking this pill. A few common problems include moodiness, breast tenderness, vomiting, bloating, swelling of the ankles, or weight change. Stop taking Mononessa if these problems become severe, or you experience additional side effects like yellowing of the skin and eyes, sudden heavy bleeding, high blood pressure, severe depression, or abdominal pain.
Is Mononessa Easy to Get?
In order to order Mononessa at your local pharmacy, you need to consult your doctor, who will then write you a prescription. Once you have a prescription, you can find Mononessa easily in most pharmacies. This form of birth control is affordable and covered by most health insurance plans. However, if it isn't covered by your health insurer, there are other options. We fill a variety of birth control prescriptions affordably for women across the country.
Does Mononessa Stop Your Period?
Many women who take Mononessa notice lighter periods over time. This occurs when the pill thins the uterine lining so there is less to shed. Over time, you may occasionally miss a period while on Mononessa, but this does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. However, talk to your doctor if you suddenly miss multiple periods, as you may be pregnant.
Does Mononessa Help Acne?
Mononessa is not approved to treat or improve acne. While some patients do report clearer skin as a result of this birth control pill, others reported worse acne because of it. Every patient is different and will react to the hormones in Mononessa differently.
Does Mononessa Have Estrogen?
Yes. Mononessa uses ethinyl estradiol as part of the combination birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. This means that Mononessa is not appropriate for women who are breastfeeding or considering other types of hormone therapy.
Do not take Mononessa with other medication unless it is approved by your doctor. Tell your doctor that you are taking Mononessa before they prescribe other medication. In some cases, multiple prescriptions can cancel each other out or have adverse side effects because of their combination.
Mononessa is less effective if you experience vomiting or diarrhea when taking it. If this is the case, you back up birth control and talk to your doctor about these side effects.
Mononessa is not effective if you are already pregnant. Stop taking Mononessa if you discover that you are pregnant.
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