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Have you been thinking about switching birth control pills? Orsythia is a great choice! It’s a combination-style pill that uses progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. The combination method has been in use for a while and is a popular choice among birth control pills. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Orsythia at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
- How Does Orsythia Work?
Orsythia comes in a 28 day supply of pills. The first 21 pills you take will contain the active hormones and the next seven will be inactive. Your period should start when you begin taking the inactive pills. It's important that you remember to take your pill at the same time every day to give the medicine the best chance to prevent pregnancy.
- Where Can I Buy Orsythia?
If you have a prescription, you can buy Orsythia at most pharmacies. Insurances vary on their coverage of birth control pills, so you'll want to double-check with them that it's covered. Even if you don't have insurance, we at Nurx™ will be happy to discuss your options with you. We'll help you find the right birth control without hurting your wallet, and our team of doctors can even prescribe it to you online and have it delivered to your house. We also offer a renewal plan, so you won't ever need to worry about waiting in line to get your prescription refilled again.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Orsythia?
You should always consult your medical provider or our team at Nurx™ before beginning a new form of birth control. If you're allergic to estrogen, do not take Orsythia. Orsythia also contains inactive ingredients that may cause some patients to have an allergic reaction. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all of your allergies and medical history before beginning a new medication.
Avoid taking Orsythia if you are a smoker and over the age of 35. Smoking and tobacco use increases the risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.
- What Are the Side Effects of Orsythia?
The thought of experiencing a side effect from medicine can be scary, but you should always be informed of what they are. Luckily, combination birth control pills have been on the market for a while and most side effects are pretty mild. Common ones include headaches, nausea, vomiting, spotting, and breast tenderness. If you happen to miss two periods in a row, be sure to contact your doctor.
The more serious side effects are uncommon, but they're still important to know about. Tell your doctor immediately if you have yellowing of the eyes or skin, new or worsening depression, sudden heavy vaginal bleeding, high blood pressure, lumps in your breast, vision changes, or dizziness/fainting.
Orsythia has the potential to raise your blood pressure and sugar levels, so be cautious if you have a history of hypertension or diabetes.
- Does Orsythia Interact With Other Medication?
Like most drugs, Orsythia does interact with other medication. Do not take it with hepatitis C or HIV medication, barbiturates, tamoxifen, modafinil, or seizure medication. By mixing Orsythia with the wrong medicine, you run the risk of lessening its effectiveness of preventing pregnancy. The above is not a complete list of drug interactions, so if you're concerned that something you're taking may interact with Orsythia, you can reach out to our experts at Nurx™ to answer your questions. We're dedicated to making sure you understand your options and are comfortable with the birth control you're taking.
- Does Orsythia Have Estrogen?
Yes, 21 out of the 28 monthly pills contain 0.02 mg of estrogen. The remaining seven inactive pills do not contain estrogen. If you are allergic to estrogen, reach out to our team at Nurx™ for some other birth control options.
- Does Orsythia Stop Your Period?
No, it will not stop your period. Orsythia is designed to give you monthly periods when you take the inactive pills. If you're looking for birth control that reduces your number of yearly periods, you could try taking Seasonique. It's an extended-cycle pill that gives you one period every three months.
- Does Orsythia Treat Acne?
Orsythia isn't specifically used to treat acne, but it can help reduce breakouts in some people. The hormones lessen the amount of oil produced on your face, which means your pores aren't getting as clogged. For people who struggle with oily skin, Orsythia may help treat their acne.
- Does Orsythia Protect Against STDs?
No. Please use proper protection against STDs, STIs, and HIV.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
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