Portia is a daily birth control pill that works to regulate your reproductive system to prevent pregnancy. By taking this pill at the same time every day, you can significantly reduce your risk of getting pregnant if you are sexually active. Portia is just one birth control option that you can choose. We provide more than 100 types of birth control to women all over the country. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Portia for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.
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- How Does Portia Work?
Women who take Portia only need to worry about the pill once a day. When you take this pill, the combination progestin and estrogen work to reduce your risk of getting pregnant. The pills prevent your body from ovulating while creating a thick cervical mucus. Even if you do ovulate, the sperm can't get to the egg. Finally, Portia creates a thin uterine wall, so any fertilized eggs can't attach and start to grow. This makes Portia a highly-effective birth control option.
- Is Portia Easy to Get?
Portia is a prescription form of birth control, which means you will need to see a doctor in order to receive this medication. Most women will be able to find Portia readily available at their nearest pharmacy. This birth control is highly affordable and may even be free through your health insurance. However, if your insurance does not cover the cost of Portia, there are other options. We provide affordable birth control for women of all walks of life.
- What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Portia?
Always consult your doctor before taking Portia and let them know if you have any allergies, sensitivities, medical conditions, or concerns. They can evaluate your needs and will recommend the best birth control option possible.
- What Are Some Known Side Effects of Portia?
Like most medication, side effects vary from person to person. Side effects may be different in severity and length for you compared to others you know. A few common side effects of Portia include nausea, bloating, breast tenderness, or spotting in between periods.Stop taking Portia if you experience serious side effects like increased blood pressure, severe stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, or continuous heavy bleeding. Talk to your doctor if you experience severe mood swings or depression as a result of taking this pill.
- Does Portia Cause Weight Gain?
Every form of birth control is different. Portia may cause some women to gain or lose a few pounds when they first start treatment, but most patients only gain about 5-10 pounds. Oftentimes, patients are unable to attribute this weight gain directly to taking Portia. Talk to your doctor if you gain more than this shortly after starting Portia.
- Does Portia Cause Acne?
Portia is not approved to prevent acne in patients, but in some cases this prescription may change your acne levels. While some patients notice lighter acne as a result of the pill, other patients experience worsening of the skin and increased acne and sensitivity while on birth control. Do not rely on Portia for your acne treatment.
- Does Portia Contain Estrogen?
Portia does contain an estrogen hormone (ethinyl estradiol) to prevent pregnancy. Because of the hormones used, Portia is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding or already pregnant.
- Important information
Portia may not be as effective if taken with other medications, and it may cancel out or worsen the side effects of your existing medication. This is why it is always important to ask your doctor before taking Portia. Additionally, talk to your doctor or use backup birth control if your experience vomiting or diarrhea when taking Portia. When the pill is not properly digested, you increase your risk of getting pregnant.