Women who can’t tolerate estrogen often turn to progestin-only pills such as Errin. Errin prevents pregnancy by thickening the vaginal fluid and changing the uterine lining so that it’s difficult for sperm to reach the egg and a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. About half of the women who take Errin stop ovulating.
- Does Errin protect against STDs or HIV?
Errin is effective only at preventing pregnancy. It does not protect against HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, or sexually transmitted infections.
- Does Errin Work as Well as Combination Pills?
Errin and other mini-pills are slightly less effective than combination pills. However, this pill is more effective than barrier methods of birth control, such as condoms.
- Can I Take Errin With Other Medications?
Always tell your doctor about other medications that you're taking. Anticonvulsants, barbiturates, rifampin, bosentan, and St. John's Wort can decrease the effectiveness of Errin. If you're taking medications for diabetes, you may need to adjust your dosage or change your prescription. Progestins such as Errin can impair your glucose tolerance, so, if you have diabetes, you should carefully monitor your condition to make sure your blood sugar levels are within a healthy range.
- What Are the Side Effects of Errin?
As with all birth control pills, while unlikely, certain side effects are associated with Errin. These include weight gain, nausea, vomiting, headaches, breast tenderness, and bloating. Though this mini-pill usually lightens or stops your period, some women will experience irregular periods and frequent or heavier bleeding. Depression and anxiety may occur or worsen while you're taking Errin. If you experience these or any other side effects, you should talk to your doctor about changing your pill. Nurx offers a wide variety of birth control options that we can ship to you with the right prescription.
- What Precautions Should I Take With Errin?
Errin can cause darkening of the skin, and this can worsen if you're exposed to the sun. If you're taking Errin, you should avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight. Smoking while taking Errin increases your risk of blood clots, heart attack, and other problems. It's highly recommended that you avoid smoking and using tobacco while you're taking this medication. You should talk with your doctor if you're going to be sitting or laying down without moving for an extended period of time, such as during a long plane trip. In this kind of situation, Errin can increase your risk of blood clots. Always let your doctor know about this and other medications if you're expecting to have surgery. You may need to stop taking Errin before your procedure.
- Is Errin Easy to Get?
Yes, Errin is easy to get and is covered by most insurance companies. You simply need a prescription from your doctor. Nurx works with doctors in every state where our services are available. Just have your physician send us your prescription and we will fill and ship it to you. Nurx also automatically refills your prescription so that you'll never forget to get your pills. Errin is a generic alternative to Ortho Micronor. If this generic form doesn't work for you, you can try similar generic options, including Camila, Deblitane, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Nor-QD, Nora-BE, Norlyda, Norlyroc, and Sharobel.
- How Does Errin Work?
Errin is a daily oral contraceptive. You must take it at the same time every day for it to work effectively. Each pack contains 28 identical pills. Unlike some other contraceptives, which may have a week of reminder pills, the same dosage of Errin must be taken every day. If you miss a pill, you should use a backup method of contraception as directed by your doctor.