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If you want a birth control pill that also makes your periods less frequent and painful, check out Rivelsa. Rivelsa combines two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to prevent ovulation, therefore preventing pregnancy. In addition to preventing pregnancy, Rivelsa can also treat acne, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. Rivelsa is not for you if you’re breastfeeding or pregnant.
At this time Nurx only offers Rivelsa for pickup at your local pharmacy, but we carry similar birth control options available for delivery. Just answer a few quick questions and one of our licensed providers will help find the birth control that’s right for you. Click here to get started.
How Should I Take Rivelsa?
The Rivelsa pill pack comes with 91 active pills. You should take them on consecutive days at the same time each day. Failing to take it correctly can make Rivelsa less effective, so make sure to pick a time of day that you'll remember!
Is Rivelsa Easy to Get?
In a word? Yes! Rivelsa is available at most pharmacies. Here at Nurx™, we have experts who can figure out what will work best for you, then help you get your prescription delivered to you by mail, all online.
We work with a number of different health insurance providers and we're adding more to our list every day. This helps you to get access to inexpensive and hassle-free birth control prescriptions.
Should I Talk to a Doctor Before Taking Rivelsa?
Like any prescription medication, you should indeed talk to a doctor before taking Rivelsa. You should discuss your medical history with your doctor or one of our experts, including whether you have any allergies, a history of blood clots, cancer, diabetes, depression, heart problems, stroke, edema, or any other medical condition.
Rivelsa could also affect your blood sugar if you have diabetes, so make sure to share the results of your regular blood sugar tests with your doctor, and tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased urination or thirst.
Does Rivelsa Have Any Side Effects?
Rivelsa does have some side effects just like any other birth control medication. Side effects could include fluid retention in the ankles/feet, breast tenderness or swelling, nausea, vomiting, or headache.
There are some serious side effects that are very rare. These include blood clots. Get medical help right away if you experience slurred speech, sudden shortness of breath or dizziness/fainting, weakness on one side of the body, vision problems, or unusual headaches. Fortunately, these types of side effects are uncommon, and it's important to remember that most people do not have these types of serious side effects.
Can Rivelsa Be Taken With Other Medications?
Yes, but you should disclose all of the medications you take to your doctor to avoid interactions, which could make Rivelsa less effective or create side effects. Products that could interact with Rivelsa include aromatase inhibitors, ospemifene, tranexamic acid, tizanidine, ospemifene, and some combination products that treat chronic hepatitis C.
Does Rivelsa Cause Weight Gain?
It's a common misconception that hormonal birth control causes weight gain, but don't worry because it's not true. Studies have found that taking hormonal birth control is not actually associated with weight gain.
Is There a Generic Version of Rivelsa?
Yes, the generic version of Rivelsa is known as L Norgest or E.Estradiol-E.Estrad. If you don't have insurance coverage, the generic version might be most affordable for you.
How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.
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