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Zenchent is a hormone-based birth control pill that avoids pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg. It also thickens the vaginal fluids which make it harder for fertilization to occur. Here at Nurx™, we often recommend Zenchent for its ability to treat acne and painful mensural disorders. Zenchent does contain estrogen so if you are allergic or have had a poor reaction to it before, one of our healthcare professionals will be happy to help you find an alternative medication. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Zenchent at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Balziva for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.
- How Does Zenchent Work?
Zenchent is a birth control medication that you will take orally at the same time each day. For the first 21 days, you will take a light yellow pill that contains estrogen and progestin. Then, you will swap to seven days of the natural brown pills which do not contain any active hormones. After you complete the reminder pills, you will start the cycle all over with a new pack of Zenchent. Zenchent can be swallowed or chewed.
- Is Zenchent Easy to Get?
Yes. Zenchent uses a combination-type method of preventing pregnancy that is very common. This means that Zenchent is available for purchase at most pharmacies, including right here at Nurx™. Zenchent does require a prescription but Nurx™ can help you with that. By partnering with licensed healthcare professionals all over the country, we make it easier than ever for you to get your birth control medications.
Nurx™ also works with most insurance providers. If you do not have insurance, one of our Nurx™ healthcare providers can assist you in finding a birth control medication that fits with your budget.
- What Precautions Should I Know Before Taking Zenchent?
An allergic reaction to Zenchent is unlikely but possible. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, facial itching and swelling, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. You should avoid taking Zenchent if you are allergic to estrogen or progestin. Discussing your health history with your Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you determine your risk of a reaction.
Zenchent may increase your blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Be sure to discuss your health history with your Nurx™ healthcare professional.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Zenchent?
Although uncommon, some women can experience side effects when taking birth control. Possible side effects include nausea, headaches, tender breasts, fluid retention, and weight changes. Severe side effects are rare but possible and include blood clots, migraines, weakness in one side of the body, and vision changes.
Fortunately, many women will notice positive changes when taking birth control including lighter and more regular of periods and a decrease in ovarian cysts.
- Can I Take Zenchent With Other Medications?
In most cases, Zenchent is a safe birth control medication that can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications. However, it is important to notify your Nurx™ healthcare professional of all medications and supplements you are taking before beginning Zenchent. Some medications like aromatase inhibitors and chronic Hepatitis C medications can negatively interact with Zenchent.
Additionally, some medications like St. Johns wort and some HIV drugs can interfere with Zenchent's ability to prevent pregnancy.
- Does Zenchent Cause Weight Gain?
Most weight changes that are caused by birth control are temporary. The body may retain more water weight as you adjust to the hormones. However, you should lose this fluid weight in just a couple of months.
- Does Zenchent Help Acne?
Zenchent has shown to be effective in treating hormone-based acne. It works by regulating the hormones in the body that are responsible for acne.
- 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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