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Ovcon-35 is a tried-and-true monophasic birth control pill. It provides a steady and consistent dose of hormones that are high enough to combat issues like spotting or breakthrough bleeding, while still low enough to prevent most side effects. There is, as with most birth control pills, a slight chance of potential risks, including increased risk for stroke and heart attack. However, if you do well with birth control in general, Ovcon-35 is a good choice for you.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Ovcon-35 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Balziva for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance. Feel free to check out more FAQs below, review our list of generic alternatives, and talk to our team to learn how you can get your first pack.
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Does Ovcon-35 Help Fight Acne?
Hormone-based birth control pills have long been prescribed by dermatologists for women with acne problems. Since acne can result from a hormonal imbalance, the hormones in birth control often set things right, resulting in clearer skin. If Ovcon-35 causes you to break out, you may want to switch to a type of pill that uses a different kind of progestin.
Can Ovcon-35 Make Me Sterile?
It's an old myth (that still gets around nowadays) that birth control will make you permanently unable to have kids. Most women return to full fertility within a couple of months after stopping their birth control.
Will Ovcon-35 Cause Me to Gain Weight?
Many women believe that hormone-based birth control causes weight gain, but research shows that this isn't true. Often, water retention or increased breast size are mistaken for weight gain.
Can Ovcon-35 Interact With Other Medications?
Yes, that's always a possibility when using most prescription medications, which is why it's so important to have the advice of a doctor or your Nurx advisor. You should bring up anything you're taking, whether it's prescription, over-the-counter, recreational, or herbal, before starting Ovcon-35. Meds that can especially cause problems are those used to treat chronic hepatitis C, seizures, cancer (including aromatase inhibitors), HIV, narcolepsy, and fungal infections. They can cause a bad reaction or weaken Ovcon-35's ability to prevent pregnancy.
Does Ovcon-35 Cause Side Effects?
It's quite unlikely, but side effects are possible with Ovcon-35. The most common ones include headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, water retention, and swollen ankles or feet. You may also experience changes in your period, such as irregularity, spotting, or unusually heavy flow. However, there's also a good chance your period may become more regular, shorter, and less painful instead. Your reactions to taking hormones are all very personal. Serious side effects, while extremely rare, have been noted among women who've taken Ovcon-35. These include heart disease, blood clots, severe headaches, migraines, dizziness, fainting, confusion, mood changes including depression, lumps in the breast, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, and pain in the chest, left arm, or jaw.
What Are Some Precautions to Consider Before Taking Ovcon-35?
Those with allergies, especially to hormones, should be aware that Ovcon-35 could cause a reaction. Allergies to birth control pills are very rare, however. Symptoms include itching, hives, rashes, trouble breathing, and swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue. Ovcon-35 may raise your blood pressure, and diabetics should know that Ovcon-35 could possibly raise your blood sugar levels. It's important to discuss your allergies, medical condition, and any drugs you're taking with a doctor or your Nurx professional before starting any sort of birth control. They can help you identify precautions. For example, women who smoke (especially if they're over 35) are at a higher risk for serious heart problems when taking Ovcon-35. Your physician may recommend you take a POP (progestin-only pill) instead. Those who are nearsighted or wear contacts should watch for changes in vision when taking Ovcon-35. Discuss any issues you have with your eye doctor.
Is Ovcon-35 Birth Control Hard to Get?
Nope! It's a safe and effective choice that's long been approved for pregnancy prevention. Most pharmacies across the country can provide Ovcon-35, though it does require a prescription. If you want the ultimate in privacy and discretion, give us a try! We partner with real doctors in every state we work in. They can provide prescriptions right over the internet. Ovcon-35 is covered by many insurance policies, and we work with tons of providers. If you're not covered, you can save money by choosing one of Ovcon-35's generic forms. They're sold under the names Balziva, Zenchent, Briellyn, Philith, Gildagia, and Vyfemla. Formulas that also contain an iron supplement are Wymzya Fe and Femcon Fe.
How Is Ovcon-35 Used?
Ovcon-35 is a daily pill that should always be taken at the same time each day. This helps to reduce side effects and make Ovcon-35 as efficient as possible in preventing pregnancy. Missing doses or taking your pill at different times of the day can weaken its potency. Ovcon-35 is a monophasic birth control pill, which means you'll take 21 pills in a row that have the same amount of hormones. You'll then have a week's worth of inactive placebo pills to take when your period would normally arrive.
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