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Safyral is a birth control pill that uses two hormones, progestin and estrogen — what’s known as a combination-style pill. The hormones simulate pregnancy in your body so you don’t actually become pregnant. This is a common strategy of birth control pills, but the vitamin B folate is what makes this one unique and a top choice here. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a family history of blood clots should seek a different option for their birth control needs.
At this time Nurx only offers Safyral 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.
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- Will Safyral Be Available in Generic Form Soon?
Sandoz has recently launched a generic form of Safyral, and Teva Pharmaceutical has been approved for one. It's just a matter of time before they're widely available.
- Can Safyral Help My Acne?
While there's no guarantee, many women that take Safyral report highly improved skin. Dermatologists often prescribe hormone-based birth control to patients with acne, and the type of hormone in Safyral is one of the better ones for acne control.
- Will Safyral Cure a Vitamin Deficiency?
While the dose of vitamin B found in Safyral is helpful, it's not meant to be a cure for serious deficiencies of any kind. Talk to your doctor or one of our advisors about concerns such as this.
- Can Safyral Interact With Other Drugs?
Most hormone-based birth control pills can. The risk is higher when the other drugs contain hormones, such as those used to fight cancer (especially breast cancer). Discuss anything you take, including over-the-counter and recreational drugs, with your doctor or one of our professional advisors. Even herbal supplements should be brought up.Other meds that can cause reactions or make Safyral less effective include those taken for chronic hepatitis C, HIV, seizures, narcolepsy, and fungal infections. Safyral can also raise your potassium levels, so watch for other drugs you take that have the same effect.
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Safyral?
Side effects are very rare. Minor ones include headaches, nausea, vomiting, water retention, bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, and swollen ankles or feet. Your period may also change — it can become irregular, or you may experience spotting between periods. Safyral may raise your blood pressure, and diabetics should know that Safyral can raise your blood sugar as well.Serious side effects are extremely rare but have been noted. These include blood clotting, heart disease, mood changes and depression, lumps in the breast, unusual sweating, migraines, and sudden vision changes. Stroke-like symptoms, such as slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, and confusion have been observed, too.
- What Are Precautions When Taking Safyral?
As with any prescription birth control, you should talk to your doctor or one of our friendly professionals about your existing health condition, drugs you're taking, and any known allergies you have. Allergic reactions to Safyral are quite rare but possible, and can result in itching, hives, rashes, trouble breathing, and swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue.Women who smoke, especially those over 35, are at a higher risk for serious heart-related side effects. They may want to consider other options, such as an estrogen-free POP (also known as a mini-pill). Our pros can help you choose.
- Is Safyral Easy to Get?
Absolutely. It's a safe and proven choice that's easily found at drugstores and pharmacies across the country. You'll need a prescription for it, however. We’re one of the most convenient and discreet options available. We partner with real doctors in every state we work in who can provide a prescription right over the internet.How you choose to pay for your Safyral is up to you. We accept several forms of payment, including many insurance providers. Safyral is currently a bit hard to find in a generic form, though Yasmin (which is basically Safyral without the vitamin B) is sold everywhere under the names Ocella, Zarah, Syeda, and Femelle.
- How Is Safyral Used?
Safyral is a daily pill that should be taken at the same time of day, every day. Choose a time and stick to it — this ensures that Safyral will be as effective as possible in preventing pregnancy and will also lower your chance of experiencing any side effects.You'll take 21 orange tablets that contain both hormones and vitamin B folate. During the seven-day placebo pill regimen that follows you'll still get a daily dose of vitamin B (minus the hormones).
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