Nikki (Generic Yaz)
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Nikki is a generic brand of Yaz, a very popular choice and one of our favorites here at Nurx. Nikki is an especially good pick for those who suffer from skin problems. It features a slightly extended active cycle (24 pills instead of the more common 21), which helps make your period become both shorter and milder.
Birth control type:
Combination birth control pill
✓ Treating acne
✓ Treating PMDD
✓ Reducing painful periods
✓ Lighter, shorter and more regular periods
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Will Nikki Stop My Period?
There's a chance that your period will be so light it's practically not there, especially since Nikki's active cycle is so long. It may even go away completely. If you're interested in getting rid your period or making it seasonal instead of monthly, we recommend an extended-cycle pill (such as Seasonique) instead.
Will Nikki Really Prevent Acne?
While there's no guarantee since every woman can react differently to the hormones in birth control, there's an excellent chance that Nikki will help with any acne problems you have. Nikki uses drospirenone, which is a type of progestin that's known to be very effective in fighting hormone-based acne.
What Else Should I Know About Nikki?
Any drug, even those that don't require a prescription, can react with other things in your system. Be sure to discuss anything you already take (including recreational drugs and herbal supplements) with your physician or Nurx consultant. If you take medications for chronic hepatitis C, HIV, seizures, tuberculosis, or cancer, it's important that you bring them up before starting Nikki.
Are There Side Effects Associated With Nikki?
As with just about any prescription drug out there, Nikki carries a very slight chance of negative side effects. Some of the milder ones that have been documented include headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, and swollen ankles or feet. Nikki may also raise your blood pressure or blood sugar levels, so diabetics should keep this in mind. Serious side effects are even less common, but do exist. Some of these are heart disease, blood clotting issues, sudden shortness of breath, migraines, severe headaches, and stroke-like symptoms like slurred speech, numbness or pain on one side of the body, and confusion. Those who are nearsighted or wear contacts may experience vision problems. Again, keep in mind that these side effects are extremely rare.
Are There Precautions to Consider?
While the odds of your experiencing an allergic reaction to Nikki are quite low, there's still a slight possibility. Allergy sufferers will probably recognize most of the symptoms — rashes, hives, itching, trouble breathing, dizziness, and swollen lips, tongue, or throat. Those with certain issues in their medical history may want to consider other options. This is why it's important to discuss your medical history with your doctor or one of our knowledgeable Nurx professionals before starting Nikki. If you've ever had troubles with diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clotting, heart disease, or cancer, be especially sure to bring them up.
Is Nikki Easy to Obtain?
Definitely. Yaz is a pill that's proven to be safe and effective, so its generic forms are just as widely accepted. Most pharmacies across the country carry Yaz and its generics, but you'll need a prescription. Here at Nurx, we partner with actual licensed physicians. They can answer your questions, address any of your concerns, and provide a prescription right over the internet. We also accept many forms of payment, including a long list of insurance providers. If you don't have insurance coverage, no problem — our cash prices are competitive, and since Nikki is a generic brand, it won't land you in the poorhouse. You can also consider other generic forms of Yaz such as Loryna, Vestura, Femelle 20, and Gianvi.
How Does Nikki Work?
As with many other hormone-based birth control pills, Nikki uses a combination of progestin and estrogen to simulate pregnancy in your body so you don't actually become pregnant. Take a single pill once a day. Pick a time of day that's easy to remember and stick with it. Most women choose to take Nikki just after dinner or before bed to cut down on any nausea that may be experienced.
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