Product details

Reclipsen is a type of combination hormone-based birth control. It works by tricking your body into thinking it’s pregnant, therefore helping to prevent you from getting pregnant. In addition to preventing pregnancy, Reclipsen also can help treat acne, prevent ovarian cysts, and make periods more regular and less painful. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Reclipsen at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Apri for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.

Reclipsen is not right for you if you have a history of blood clots or a family history of blood clotting disorders.

Additional Details

  • Less painful periods
  • Treats acne
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Reduced risk of ovarian cysts
  • More regular periods
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • Desogestrel (progestin) [0.15 mg]
  • Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) [0.03 mg]
  • Increased risk of blood clots.
  • Not suitable if you have a family history of blood clots.
  • Not suitable if breastfeeding or pregnant.
  • Increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Do not take if you are a smoker over 35 years old.





  • How Should I Take Reclipsen?

    Take one Reclipsen pill each day at the same time of day. You can take the pill at a specific time like right before bedtime or first thing in the morning. If you feel nauseous when you take the medication, it could help to take it after a meal. Talk to your doctor or our Nurx™ team of experts if you have questions about how to take Reclipsen.

  • Can I Easily Access Reclipsen?

    Yes! Reclipsen is only available by prescription. However, here at Nurx™ our goal is to provide hassle-free, safe access to birth control and other medications. Work with our expert team online to figure out whether Reclipsen or another birth control medication is right for you and your body.

    We work with many health insurance providers and are working to add more all the time to our list. But don't worry if you don't have access to health insurance — Reclipsen is a generic version of Ortho-Cept, so it may be a more affordable option. Regardless, we'll work with you to figure out the most affordable option.

  • What Precautions Should I Take Before Taking Reclipsen?

    Like any prescription medication, talk to your doctor or to one of our medical experts before taking Reclipsen. You should share with them your entire medical history, including any known allergies and whether you have a medical history of blood clots, diabetes, depression, high cholesterol, gallbladder problems, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, swelling, or stroke.

    Reclipsen could affect your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes, so make sure to check your blood sugar regularly and tell your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased urination/thirst.

  • Are There Known Side Effects of Reclipsen?

    Hormonal birth control medications, including Reclipsen, do have some known side effects. These can include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, bloating, headache, or fluid retention.

    There are also some known side effects that are more severe. These include lumps in the breast, severe abdominal/stomach pain, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding, mood changes, or blood clots. Seek immediate medical help if you experience confusion, sudden dizziness, slurred speech, shortness of breath, or jaw/chest/left arm pain. A serious allergic reaction is rare but possible, so seek medical help if you notice symptoms, including itching/swelling, rash, trouble breathing, or severe dizziness. While these sound scary, it's important to remember that these kinds of severe side effects are rare.

    Reclipsen could raise your blood pressure, so make sure to test your blood pressure regularly and communicate the results to your doctor.

  • Can I Take Reclipsen With Other Medications?

    In general, yes. However, it's important to let your doctor or our medical experts know about any other products or medications that you're taking in case they could interact with Reclipsen or make it less effective.

    Drugs that could interact with Reclipsen include meds that treat chronic hepatitis C, aromatase inhibitors, tamoxifen, tizanidine, tranexamic acid, or ospemifene.

  • Does Reclipsen Contain Estrogen?

    Yes, Reclipsen contains a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin. These hormones help prevent pregnancy, in addition to treating acne, preventing ovarian cysts, and making your period more regular and less painful.

  • Does Reclipsen Cause Weight Gain?

    It's a common belief that hormonal birth control causes weight gain, but this is a myth. Fluid retention or increased breast size might make birth control users believe incorrectly that they have gained weight.

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