Natazia

  • Lighter periods
  • Lighter cramps
  • Helps acne

Do you have heavy periods? You’re not alone, and there’s a birth control pill that’s perfect for you! Check out Natazia, a daily contraceptive pill that’s meant to prevent pregnancy while treating heavy periods. Natazia is more than 91 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, and it has also been approved by the FDA to lighten and regulate the flow of monthly periods. Natazia, however, is not for women who are already pregnant or breastfeeding.

Nurx™ does not currently offer this pill.  So check out our list of generic alternatives below, and learn how you can get your first pack for FREE.  Or read more about this drug in the FAQs below. 

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Type

  • Birth Control Pills

Pills

  • 26 active in various colors + 2 inactive

Active Ingredients

  • Estradiol valerate [3 mg] (2 tabs)
  • dienogest [2 mg] + estradiol valerate [2 mg] (5 tabs)
  • dienogest [3 mg] + estradiol valerate [2 mg] (17 tabs)
  • estradiol valerate [1 mg] (2 tabs)

Risks

  • Not for women over the age of 35 who smoke.
  • Not for women who are already pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not mix with certain medications.
  • Increases the risk of heart attack.
  • Increases the risk of stroke.
  • Increases the risk of blood clots.

FAQ

  • Does Natazia Cause Hair Loss?

    While rare, some women experience changes in their hair when they take Natazia. You may notice more hair or thicker hair on your body, or you may notice hair loss or thinner hair. Talk to your doctor if this becomes severe.

  • Does Natazia Cause Weight Gain?

    Like many other forms of birth control, Natazia has been known to cause weight gain in some women, though the side effects are typically minor. However, you may experience significant changes in your appetite and fluid retention habits that cause you to put on weight. If you continue to gain weight while on Natazia, talk to your doctor about other birth control options.  

  • What Else Should I Know About Natazia?

    Tell your doctor about any allergies and any other medications that you’re taking. Natazia can worsen allergy symptoms and interact with other medications. These side effects could be life-threatening. Talking about other conditions could save your life and help your doctor find the medication that’s right for your needs.

    If you’ve skipped a period for two months, or if you’ve missed a pill and your period is more than seven days late, you may be pregnant.

  • What Are the Side Effects of Taking Natazia?

    Women experience different side effects while on birth control, and Natazia is no different. While on this pill, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, moodiness, cramping, bleeding between periods, and nausea or vomiting. Some women prefer to take the pill in the evening to reduce the impact of these side effects.

    There are a few severe, though uncommon, symptoms that signal serious problems. Seek emergency medical help if you experience symptoms of a heart attack or stroke or develop blood clots. Other severe symptoms include shortness of breath, trouble seeing, trouble speaking, or yellowing of the skin and eyes.  

  • What Precautions Should I Take When Taking Natazia?

    If you are considering Natazia, make sure you closely follow the 28-day cycle. Unlike other daily pills, you can’t make up for a day if you miss a pill. Don’t take Natazia if you can’t take the pill at the same time every day. If you don’t, you significantly increase your chances of getting pregnant.

    Natazia is not recommended for women who smoke or who are older than 35. They face an increased risk of developing blood clots and health problems from taking the medication. Natazia’s effects on women who are obese have not been studied.  

    Natazia does not protect against infections such as HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Continue to use other forms of protection and get tested regularly if you are with a new partner or are unsure about your status or their status.

  • How Does Natazia Work?

    Natazia uses progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. Natazia regulates your periods and prevents pregnancy in three main ways: by preventing ovulation, by creating thicker cervical mucus that blocks sperm, and by thinning the uterine lining so that a fertilized egg can’t stick. This third step plays a key role in regulating periods and reducing flow.

    Natazia is different from most birth control pills because it doesn’t follow the 21-day active/seven-day inactive process. Instead, there are five differently colored tablets, each with different hormone levels and active ingredients (mostly estradiol valerate and dienogest) that regulate your flow. For the last two days of the 28-day cycle, patients take placebo pills before starting another pack.