Setlakin is an extended cycle hormone-based combination birth control pill. Its combination of progestin and estrogen hormones work in tandem to prevent pregnancy. As an extended cycle pill, it gives women the convenience of fewer periods. Those periods are typically lighter and less painful. It can also ease the symptoms of other conditions, including acne and endometriosis. Its extended cycle design makes it a good choice for women who find periods inconvenient or unpleasant.
Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Setlakin at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Introvale for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $45 without insurance.
- How Is Setlakin Used?
Setlakin prevents pregnancy by suppressing ovulation. It also thickens the cervical mucus and thins the lining of your uterus to create an inhospitable environment that makes fertilization unlikely.
Take one Setlakin pill orally each day with a small amount of liquid. Try to take your pill at the same time each day in the order directed on the pack. Taking the pills with food may ease any nausea symptoms.
Store your Setlakin pills at temperatures between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep them away from children, moisture, and heat sources.
- Is Setlakin Easy to Get?
Setlakin is readily available from most pharmacists. However, it does require a prescription. At Nurx, we make getting Setlakin easy by providing an online medical consultation, writing your prescription, and sending your contraceptive pills in the mail.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Setlakin?
As with any contraceptive pill, you should talk to a member of our medical team before you start taking Setlakin. They can help determine whether you are at high risk of developing an allergic reaction, which may cause swelling, itching, hives, or difficulty breathing. Setlakin rarely causes these side effects, but they may result if you are allergic to ethinyl estradiol, levonorgestrel, or one of its other ingredients.
People with some medical conditions should also exercise caution before starting Setlakin. Make sure to mention if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or an above-average BMI. All these conditions can increase the risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots while taking Setlakin.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
All hormonal birth control pills can potentially cause side effects, including Setlakin. However, the most common side effects are fairly mild. Many also disappear in a few months once your body becomes used to the hormones these pills contain. Common side effects for taking Setlakin include mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, mild stomach cramps, breast swelling or tenderness, fluctuations in weight or appetite, vaginal discharge or itching, changes in your periods, and reduced sex drive.
More serious side effects are very rare. These may include severe nausea, severe stomach pains, pain in the legs or chest, breast lumps, swollen legs, feet, hands, or ankles, migraines, and depression. Stroke-like symptoms including sudden weakness or numbness, especially affecting one side of the body, slurred speech, and difficulty balancing or seeing may also occur in extremely rare cases. If you notice any of these unusual side effects after taking Setlakin, seek immediate medical care.
These side effects might seem scary, but they are extremely rare. Most women who take Setlakin do not experience these problems and actually find the contraceptive pill enhances their life. In addition to pregnancy protection, they love that the pill gives them lighter and less painful periods less frequently than their natural cycle. They also enjoy a reduced risk of developing ovarian cysts and fewer, less severe acne breakouts.
- Can I Take Setlakin With Other Medications?
Setlakin can be safely taken with most other medications. However, some medications interact with this extended cycle birth control pill. Interactions may make one or both of your medications less effective or cause other negative side effects. Chatting with a member of our medical team about any medications, supplements, or recreational drugs you take before you get a prescription for Setlakin is the best way to avoid any complications.
Hypoglycemic medications prescribed for type 2 diabetes and indirect anticoagulants may not be as effective once you start taking Setlakin. Adjusting the dose under direct medical supervision can alleviate this problem.
Setlakin's contraceptive effects may be impaired by a range of other medications and supplements, including epilepsy medications such as barbiturates, primidone, and phenytoin; tuberculosis medications, such as rifampicin and rifabutin; HIV medications, such as ritonavir and nevirapine; and St. John's wort.
A course of antibiotics can also make Setlakin less effective. You may need to use a backup method of birth control if you are prescribed ampicillin, chloramphenicol, neomycin, polymyxin B, or any sulfonamides or tetracyclines.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Setlakin Through Nurx?
We can prescribe Setlakin at special request or offer you the generic equivalent, Introvale. If you would like a prescription for either of these birth control pills, there are several ways to contact our medical team. You can download the Nurx app and send us a message using your smartphone or tablet, email us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 800-321-NURX. Our medical team is waiting for your call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST every Monday to Friday.
Before writing your prescription, a member of our medical team will chat with you about your medical history, current medications, and lifestyle to determine whether Setlakin is the right birth control choice for you. We charge a $15 consultation fee to talk to our medical team. Then an approved and licensed member of our medical team will write your prescription for the Nurx team to fill and send to you by mail. Our shipping service is free of charge to help you save on your birth control. If your insurance allows, we will also automatically refill and ship your prescription so you are never short of birth control.
- Can I Buy Setlakin Online Through Nurx?
You can order Setlakin birth control pills as a special request by sending a message through the Nurx app, emailing us, or calling our telephone hotline during business hours as mentioned above. Ordering Setlakin through Nurx is a great time saver, because you don't need to see a medical professional in person or travel to the pharmacy to fill your prescription.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver Setlakin if I Bought it Online?
After we review your request for Setlakin, we will send your prescription to one of our licensed pharmacies for processing and shipping. This process usually takes no more than 72 hours. USPS' one- to three-day priority shipping is complimentary with all Nurx orders. This service means you'll usually get your Setlakin pills within three to five business days of placing your order. If you need them sooner than that, call us at 1-800-321-NURX to organize expedited shipping.
- Is There a Generic Version of Setlakin?
Introvale is the generic version of Setlakin. Both birth control pills contain the same active ingredients in exactly the same dose to ensure they perform the same when they are taken as prescribed. The only real difference is that Introvale is more affordable than Setlakin. We believe in choice, so we proudly offer both of these extended cycle birth control pills at Nurx.
- Who Makes Setlakin?
Setlakin is made by NorthStar Rx LLC, a U.S. pharmaceuticals firm based in Memphis, Tennessee. Its facilities are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so you can feel confident about the quality of Setlakin and all of their other medications. Setlakin is one of many birth control pills NorthStar Rx LLC manufactures. Other options from this brand include Dasetta 1/35 and Dasetta 7/7/7, Elinest, Falmina, and Juleber.
- Does Setlakin Cause Weight Gain?
Setlakin is not proven to cause weight gain. However, the pill can stimulate appetite and encourage you to eat more which may lead to some weight gain. Everybody reacts differently to the pills though. Some people actually observe that they lose weight and feel less hungry once they start taking Setlakin. You may also find any weight gain is temporary and that you return to your regular weight in a few months once your body is used to the hormones.
- Does Setlakin Cause Acne?
Most people find their skin is clearer and less prone to acne when they take Setlakin. That's because these birth control pills regulate the hormones which can cause breakouts. However, you may find more spots when you first start the pills. Your skin should settle down after a few months though.
- 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.