Whether you’re trying birth control for the first time or looking for an alternative after experiencing side effects from another brand, give Velivet a try! Here at Nurx, we love Velivet for its affordability and effectiveness. In addition to pregnancy prevention, Velivet can help treat and control acne, moodiness, irritability, and menstrual regularity.
- How Velivet Works
Velivet is an oral birth control pill taken daily. There are seven beige active pills, seven orange active pills, seven pink active pills, and seven white reminder pills. Take one active tablet daily for 21 consecutive days followed by the white inactive tablet for seven days.
- Is Velivet Easy to Get?
Yes! Velivet is an affordable option that's available in most pharmacies, including here at Nurx™. You will need a doctor's prescription, however. Fortunately, we partner with real doctors in every state we work in to make it easy for you to have your birth control mailed directly to you.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Velivet?
Before beginning any oral contraceptive, be sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor. This includes telling your doctor about any other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal medications you're currently taking. Do not take Velivet if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, if you're pregnant, or if you have a history of heart disease, stroke, angina, liver disease, or certain types of headaches. You also shouldn't take Velivet if you have prolonged bed rest.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Always consult your doctor before taking any type of oral contraceptive. Common side effects associated with Velivet include nausea, vomiting, weight gain, spotting, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and breast tenderness. If any of these side effects become bothersome, your doctor might want to put you on a different kind of birth control.
Some of the more serious side effects reported with birth control use are blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks, but don't worry, these side effects are rare. Because smoking and age can increase serious risks, Velivet isn't recommended for smokers over the age of 35.
Velivet can also slightly increase your risk of gallbladder disease, breast cancer, and noncancerous liver tumors. Fortunately, the risk of developing serious side effects from taking oral contraceptives is low.
- Can I Take Velivet With Other Medications?
Typically, yes. You should know, however, that hormone-based medications can interfere with Velivet and reduce its effectiveness or cause bad reactions. Going over any medications you're taking in addition to Velivet with your doctor can help avoid these negative interactions. Your Nurx™ professional can also help determine if your current medications may cause a problem with Velivet.
Velivet has been shown to have minor interactions with Xanax, lorazepam, and alprazolam, but these interactions are only classified as minimally clinically significant. As such, you might be able to take Velivet along with these medications under special circumstances.
- Does Velivet Cause Weight Gain?
It depends. Some women have reported weight gain when taking Velivet, but others noticed minimally decrease appetites and no weight gain. With any oral contraceptive, there is a slight risk that you might gain weight.
- Does Velivet Cause Acne?
Since Velivet helps regulate the hormones that cause hormonal acne, it shouldn't cause breakouts. Many women have reported clearer skin from taking birth control pills like Velivet.
- Does Velivet Stop Your Period?
No, Velivet regulates your period. When taken correctly, you will still have a period every month although it may be lighter and less painful than normal. If you prefer a pill designed to stop your period or give you fewer periods each year, your doctor or a Nurx™ professional can help you find another option.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is paving the way in the telehealth industry as a responsible provider of affordable, innovative, and convenient health care options. We provide easy access to quality, safe, and affordable medications that empower you to take control of your health from the comfort of your own home.
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.