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Solia is an oral contraceptive tablet taken by mouth at the same time every day to prevent pregnancy. Solia is a combination pill containing the female hormones progestin and ethinyl estradiol. The combination of these two hormones works together to prevent pregnancy in a few different ways. Solia interferes with ovulation by stopping the release of an egg. Solia prevents fertilization by thickening vaginal fluid to stop sperm from penetrating an egg. Solia causes changes to the lining of the uterus to stop fertilized eggs from attaching. Fertilized eggs that don’t attach are safely passed out of the body. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Solia at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Apri for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.
- How Is Solia Used?
Solia comes packaged in a blister pack of 28 color-coded tablets. The first 21 pills in the package contain identical doses of the hormones estrogen and progestin. The remaining seven pills contain inert ingredients and keep you in the habit of taking a pill at the same time each day. Solia is 99% effective when tablets are taken in the correct order and no more than 24 hours apart. After the last pill is finished, start a new pack of Solia whether or not your period has ended. Solia does not prevent or protect against sexually transmitted infections.
- Is Solia Easy to Get?
Solia is available with a prescription from your doctor. Check with your insurance provider to find out if they cover all or part of the cost of your medication.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Solia?
For women undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C, estrogen oral contraceptives may not metabolize properly and their efficacy may be reduced. Wait until your treatment is complete before starting Solia, or contact us here at Nurx to learn more about the mini-pill, a progestin-only alternative.
Allergic reactions to Solia are rare, but you should seek medical attention at the onset of allergy symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face or tongue.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
When starting any medication there is a risk of side effects. Most side effects from combination oral contraceptives are relatively minor and usually lessen over time when used consistently. The most common side effects reported are breast tenderness, bloating, headache, and spotting. Nausea and vomiting may also accompany oral contraceptives and can usually be alleviated by taking your pill after a meal or at bedtime.
Serious side effects are not common. If you experience changes in mood, dizziness, hair loss, or severe headache and symptoms persist, talk to your doctor.
- Can I Take Solia With Other Medications?
Oral contraceptives combined with antibiotics and over-the-counter supplements may trigger adverse reactions or decrease the efficacy of some medications. Let your doctor know about medications and supplements you're taking so you can decide if Solia is the right choice for you.
- Does Solia Treat Acne?
Yes, it can. The hormone combination in Solia has been known to treat mild to moderate acne by reducing the production of pore-clogging sebum. Keep in mind that it may take a month or two of consistent use to see an improved complexion.
- Will Solia Stop My Periods?
Not typically. Solia's blister pack contains seven inert pills that halt the ingestion of hormones for you to have your period. Typically you'll have a period within those seven days. When first starting Solia, you may see spotting or light bleeding between periods while your body adjusts to the medication. Although Solia won't stop your period completely, it can reduce the length, heaviness, and pain associated with your period.
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