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Philith is a combination oral contraceptive that primarily stops ovulation to prevent pregnancy. Philith accomplishes this through the combination of the female hormones progestin and estrogen that work together to stop an ovary from releasing an egg. Philith works in other ways as well. Philith thickens vaginal mucus to stop sperm from reaching an egg if one has been released. If sperm were able to fertilize an egg, Philith creates changes to the uterine wall to make it difficult for an egg to attach. Unattached eggs harmlessly leave the body.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Philith at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Balziva for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
How is Philith Used?
Philith comes in a blister pack of 28 color-coded tablets. Each of the first 21 tablets contains the hormone combination progestin and estrogen in a specific amount. The remaining seven pills contain inert ingredients and serve mainly as reminders to take your medication every day at the same time for maximum effectiveness. During those seven days, you should have your period. Start the next pack of Philith whether or not your period arrives.
Philith also has other benefits besides pregnancy prevention. The hormone combo in Philith makes it an effective treatment for women with mild to moderate acne. In the short-term, Philith lessens the chance of developing ovarian cysts while making periods lighter and less painful. With long-term use, Philith may help to prevent ovarian cancer and reduce instances of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Since it's important to remember to take your medication at the same time every day, store Philith in a cool, dry place that is convenient and easy to access.
Is Philith Easy to Get?
Since Philith is medication, you will need a doctor's prescription. Philith is available in some pharmacies and retails around $40 for a 28-day pack. Philith may be covered by your insurance, check with your provider to find out if your medication is covered. If you're not insured, or you need help choosing your medication, the team here at Nurx can help answer any questions you may have.
What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Philith?
As with most medications, it's a good idea to be aware if Philith will interact with your existing medications. Oral contraceptives can compromise the effectiveness of some medications while other medicines can reduce hormone levels and run the risk of pregnancy.
Philith can elevate blood pressure, so women with significant hypertension are advised to speak with their doctor about whether or not Philith is the right medication. Smokers are cautioned against taking Philith because of increased risk of heart disease, especially if they are over 35.
Women with diabetes may experience glucose intolerance while taking Philith. Diabetic women should monitor blood glucose levels while taking Philith.
Oral contraceptives may elevate liver enzymes. Women who are undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C should probably wait a few weeks following completion of treatment before starting Philith.
Women who are taking medication that causes fluid retention may aggravate the effect with the addition of Philith.
Although allergic reactions sometimes happen, they are rare. If you experience allergy symptoms such as rash, swelling of the face or tongue, or breathing difficulties, seek medical attention.
Oral contraceptives can sometimes alter test results. If you have elective surgery or a lab appointment is in your near future, consider waiting until all procedures are completed before starting Philith.
Philith, when used correctly and consistently, is a highly effective preventive to pregnancy. Philith does not protect against STIs including HIV.
Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Side effects are sometimes an accompaniment to a new medication. Most side effects are common and go away after taking the medication for a while. Common side effects are seen as minor weight fluctuations, fluid retention, and breast tenderness. Some spotting or breakthrough bleeding may occur when you first start using Philith. Talk to your doctor about symptoms that don't go away, lessen, or that concern you.
Some women have reported nausea and vomiting as a side effect of Philith. Since vomiting can reduce the amount of hormone in your body, consider taking your medication with a meal or at bedtime to avoid or reduce these side effects.
Serious side effects are not common. Let your doctor know if you experience any serious effects such as chest or jaw pain, sudden dizziness or confusion, groin pain, or slurred speech.
Can I Take Philith With Other Medications?
Yes, with caution. Some meds Philith might interact with include breast cancer treatment, and treatment for Hepatitis C. Anti-seizure and HIV drugs can reduce the amount of hormone in the body and increase the risk of pregnancy.
Supplements and over-the-counter medications may also compromise the effectiveness of Philith. It's a good idea to talk to your doctor about the medications and supplements you're taking so you can decide if Philith is a good fit for you.
Can I Buy Philith Online Through Nurx?
We can get Philith for you by special request. Contact our team here at Nurx to learn how you can get started with Philith and to answer any questions you might have.
How Long Would it Take to Deliver Philith if I Bought it Online?
Your order arrives in about a week. We deliver to your mailbox in a discreet package, or you can arrange to pick your medication up at your local pharmacy when it's convenient for you. Special requests may take slightly longer.
Who Makes Philith?
Philith is manufactured by Novast Laboratories, LTD and packaged by Northstar Rx.
What Should I Do if I Want To Become Pregnant While Taking Philith?
Talk to your doctor. Stopping birth control will be an adjustment on your body and it will take some time for your hormones to stabilize once you stop taking Philith. Your doctor can provide the best advice on how and when to stop your medication, and may suggest supplements if you plan to become pregnant soon after stopping. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get pregnant after you stop taking birth control.
Does Philith Cause Weight Gain?
Not really. When you first start taking Philith, you may experience fluctuations in weight which may be due to fluid retention. Oral contraceptives usually have little effect on weight and changes may just be a side effect. Take your medication for a month or two and if you're still concerned about weight changes, talk to your doctor or one of us here at Nurx about your alternatives.
How Effective is Philith?
Very! Philith is a highly effective and safe medication for the prevention of pregnancy. With correct and consistent use (one tablet every day at the same time and no more than 24 hours between doses) Philith is more than 99% effective.
Alongside preventing pregnancy, Philith has health benefits that are documented from both short-term and long-term use. Additional benefits include lighter, milder periods that don't take you by surprise, and protection against ovarian cysts and cancers.
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