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Norlyroc

Norlyroc is a progestin-only oral contraceptive often referred to as the mini pill. These single hormone contraceptives are ideal for women with sensitivity to medications containing estrogen. Norlyroc works to stop ovulation about half the time and causes changes to the lining of the uterus. Norlyroc thickens cervical mucus to impede the movement of sperm and interrupts fertilization. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Norlyroc at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Errin for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

FAQ

  • How Is Norlyroc Used?

    Norlyroc consists of 28 active pills containing the hormone progestin that are taken at the same time each day. There is no break while taking Norlyroc and a fresh pack is started as soon as the previous pack is complete. Store Norlyroc in a dry, room temperature location such as a bathroom where you'll remember to take it at the same time each day. Missing a dose of Norlyroc can put you at risk for pregnancy. If you miss more than one dose or you are late taking your medication more than once, use backup birth control until your next cycle.

  • Is Norlyroc Easy to Get?

    Norlyroc may be covered by insurance. Check with your provider to see if they cover your medication. Norlyroc is available by prescription and can be found at most pharmacies.

  • What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Norlyroc?

    Women with diabetes may experience instability in blood sugar. Diabetic women are advised to frequently check their blood sugar while taking Norlyroc and to consult with their physician to make sure this medication is right for them.

    Although allergic reactions are rare, seek medical attention if you experience allergic reactions such as rash, hives, peeling skin, tightness in the chest, or trouble breathing or swallowing.

    The mini pill is an effective form of birth control with low (.5%) first-year failure rates when used consistently and correctly. Most increases in the failure of progestin-only oral contraceptives are due to late or omitted pills, so remember to take your pill the same time every day.

  • Are There Any Known Side Effects?

    Side effects are fairly common, especially when introducing a new medication. Common complaints include headache, upset stomach, cramps, bloating, dizziness, and breast tenderness. Some women report trouble sleeping, while some experience common instances of spotting or bleeding between periods that usually dissipate over time. Contact your doctor if symptoms aren't going away.

    This medication can cause dark patches on the skin. It's best to avoid sun lamps and tanning beds. To further reduce risks, get in the habit of applying sunscreen when going outdoors.

  • Can I Take Norlyroc With Other Medications?

    Contraceptives may lose their effectiveness when they are used alongside antibiotics, anticonvulsant, or any other drugs that increase the metabolism of contraceptive steroids. Anti-HIV protease inhibitors have also been known to be affected by oral contraceptives. Tell your health care provider about medications or supplements you are taking to prevent unnecessary complications.

  • Does Norlyroc Stop Periods?

    Not as a rule, no. You should still experience regular monthly periods while taking Norlyroc. However, when you first start taking this medication, you may experience some disturbances in your regular cycle while your body adjusts. Continue taking Norlyroc every day whether or not you have your period, and see your doctor if you are still irregular after a couple of months or if you could be pregnant.

  • Does Norlyroc Cause Weight Gain?

    Not likely. When oral contraceptives were first introduced, their reputation for contributing to weight gain was much worse than it is today. Since then, oral contraceptives have been refined and improved so that the risk of weight gain is greatly reduced. Although you may experience side effects like bloating, which may mimic weight gain. Consider staying on your medication for a few months before evaluating whether or not it's affecting your weight.

  • 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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