Xulane

  • Less painful periods
  • Only have to worry about it once each week

Xulane is a combination birth control patch. Forget daily dosing: Apply and change the Xulane patch each week for 3 weeks, then go patch-free for the 4th week. Xulane is a generic drug.

The patch is a thin, beige piece of plastic that looks like a square Band-Aid. It’s a little less than two inches across, and comes in one—and only one—color (beige). You stick the patch on your skin and it gives off hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.

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Type

  • Birth Control Pills

Pills

  • 3 active patches

Active Ingredients

  • Norelgestromin (progestin) [0.15 mg/day]
  • Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) [0.035 mg/day]

Risks

  • Do not take if you have a family history of blood clots.
  • Not suitable for smokers over 35.
  • Increased risk for blood clots.
  • Increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

FAQ

  • How Much Does Xulane Cost?

    Your insurance may cover all or part of the cost of Xulane. Our team at Nurx will work with your insurance or help you find an affordable birth-control option if you’re currently uninsured.

  • How Effective Is the Xulane Patch?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth-control patch is about 91 percent effective when used as directed.

  • What Are the Risks of Using Xulane?

    As with most types of hormonal birth controls, you may experience minor side effects like nausea, headache, or breast discomfort or swelling when using Xulane. Users may also have an increased risk for blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

  • What Are the Benefits of Using Xulane?

    Xulane is convenient, since the patch only needs to be changed once per week, and can result in less-painful periods.

  • Where Do I Apply the Patch?

    Xulane patches should be applied to clean, dry skin in one of the following locations: upper outer arm, abdomen, buttock, or back. Make sure the patch isn’t in an area that will be rubbed by tight clothing.

  • When Should I Apply the Patch?

    Wear one Xulane patch per week for three weeks, always applying your next patch on the same day of the week. Do not wear a patch during week four.

  • How Does Xulane Work?

    The patch releases two hormones (estrogen and progestin) that help to prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.