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Pimtrea is a combination oral contraceptive tablet that contains the hormones estrogen and progestin. Pimtrea is designed to prevent pregnancy by working mainly to stop ovulation. If ovulation happens to take place, Pimtrea works to prevent fertilization by thickening vaginal fluid to make it harder for sperm to reach an egg. Pimtrea stops implantation of a fertilized egg by creating changes to the uterine wall so fertilized eggs can’t attach. Fertilized eggs that don’t attach are passed out of the body.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Pimtrea at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Azurette for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance. Contact us to discuss your options and to help you choose the right oral contraceptive for you. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
- How is Pimtrea Used?
Pimtrea comes in a blister pack of 21 active tablets with an estrogen/progestin hormone combination. The pack also contains two inactive tablets and five additional tablets containing a low-dose of estrogen. Pimtrea is taken as follows:
- Take 21 tablets at the same time each day and not more than 24 hours apart.
- Take two tablets with no hormone.
- Take five low-dose estrogen-only tablets.
While taking the final seven tablets (two + five), your period should begin. For the first few months of use, you may experience spotting until your body adjusts to the medication. Start the next pack of Pimtrea whether or not you have your period.
Pimtrea offers other benefits besides pregnancy prevention such as regulating periods and making them less painful while reducing menstrual flow. Pimtrea can reduce the risk for pelvic inflammatory disease, iron-deficient anemia, as well as decrease the risk of developing ovarian cysts. Pimtrea may also be an effective acne treatment for certain types of acne.
Store Pimtrea in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. Keep it in a convenient location where you will remember to take your medication every day.
- Is Pimtrea Easy to Get?
Pimtrea will require a doctor's visit to obtain a prescription for this medication. The average retail cost for Pimtrea is between $26-$56 for a 28-day pack. Your insurance may cover all or part of your medication. Check with your insurance provider to find out if the cost of your medication is covered or contact us here at Nurx to learn more about your contraceptive options.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Pimtrea?
Pimtrea is a medication and can therefore interfere with other medications or certain medical procedures. It's a good idea to talk with your doctor about ongoing medical conditions that may be affected by combination oral contraceptives.
Studies have shown that oral contraceptives may raise the risk of complications in existing conditions. Increased risks for elevated blood pressure and stroke means women with heart or vascular disease are cautioned against using combination oral contraceptives. For diabetic women, Pimtrea may increase the risk of glucose intolerance and deregulate insulin levels. Diabetics are advised to monitor blood glucose carefully while taking Pimtrea. Women with headaches, especially migraine, may experience worsening headaches.
The chance of an allergic reaction to Pimtrea is rare. Seek medical attention if you experience allergy symptoms such as rash or swelling of the face or throat. The additional symptoms of pain in the groin or left arm or difficulty breathing may also signal an uncommon allergic reaction to Pimtrea.
When used correctly and consistently, Pimtrea is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy but does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Side effects are pretty common when you're starting a new medication. Most side effects diminish over time or you can head them off with a few simple adjustments, like when you take your pill. Pimtrea users have reported common side effects such as breast tenderness, fluid retention, and spotting. Other common effects such as nausea and vomiting can usually be remedied by taking Pimtrea at night or with a meal. Most side effects dissipate after a few weeks of use. Talk to your doctor about side effects that persist or become a concern.
Serious side effects are uncommon and have been described as mood swings, lumps in the breast or severe abdominal pain. See your doctor right away if you experience these indicators of a serious reaction to Pimtrea.
- Can I Take Pimtrea With Other Medications?
It's always a good idea to talk with your doctor about medications or supplements you're taking that may be affected by Pimtrea. Some medications can interact with Pimtrea and lose their effectiveness, while others can diminish the amount of hormone in your body and increase the risk of pregnancy.
For women undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C, liver enzymes may be elevated when taking Pimtrea, Women are encouraged to wait two or more weeks following Hep C treatment before starting Pimtrea.
Pimtrea may interfere with lab tests such as skewing cholesterol results by falsely elevating HDL (bad) and lowering LDL (good) cholesterol. If you have upcoming tests or elective surgeries scheduled, consider starting Pimtrea after your procedures are complete.
- Can I Buy Pimtrea Online Through Nurx?
We can order Pimtrea for you by special request. Contact us here at Nurx to answer all your contraceptive questions and get you started with Pimtrea.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver Pimtrea if I Bought it Online?
Here at Nurx, we strive to get your medication to you as quickly and discreetly as possible. Most orders take about a week to arrive. If you don't want home delivery, you can opt to have your medication delivered to your local pharmacy where you can pick it up at your convenience. Special requests may take slightly longer.
- Who Makes Pimtrea?
Pimtrea is manufactured by Novast Laboratories, LTD and packaged by Northstar Rx, LLC.
- Does Pimtrea Treat Acne?
Yes, it can! The hormone combination in Pimtrea makes it an effective acne treatment for both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. Pimtrea works by reducing hormones that lead to an over-production of pore-clogging sebum. When androgens are reduced and sebum is lessened. pores open, skin clears and complexion brightens. Since most combination oral contraceptives are not specifically approved for acne treatment, your results may vary. It may take several weeks of consistent use to see results.
- Is Pimtrea Safe for Young Women?
Yes, with precautions. Combination oral contraceptives are generally safe for young women over the age of 16 and who have already had their first period. For young women, combination pills may also be effective acne treatment and help to clear skin. Consult with our Nurx team to help you choose effective and safe contraception at any age.
- What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Pimtrea?
If you miss taking your tablet at your usual daily time, take is as soon as you remember. If you miss two or more doses, or you are late taking your medication more than once, consider a backup birth control for the remainder of your cycle. Use your smartphone or other devices to set reminders to take your pill at the same time every day.
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