Ladies who are looking for a combination daily birth control pill can consider Kurvelo as one of their top options. This is a daily pill with 21 active doses and seven inactive doses. The seven placebo doses are meant to mimic the traditional menstrual cycle, so many women who take Kurvelo will still get a monthly period during this last week. Kurvelo is not offered by Nurx™, but learning about this form of birth control can help you make the best decisions for you.
- How Does Kurvelo Work?
Kurvelo uses a combination of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to prevent pregnancy. Patients take one pill per day by mouth every day of the month, even though the pills are only active for the first 21 days. By taking the placebo pills for the remaining seven days, you can stay in the habit of taking your birth control so you don't forget to start taking it again once the new cycle starts.
Kurvelo works in three ways. It prevents ovulation so there is no egg for the sperm to fertilize, it creates a thick cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg in the first place, and it thins out the uterine lining so if an egg does get fertilized, it will pass out of the body. These three elements make Kurvelo incredibly effective at preventing pregnancy when taken correctly.
- Where Is Kurvelo Available?
Kurvelo is available in most pharmacies as long as you have a doctor's prescription. Kurvelo is usually covered by insurance or costs a nominal fee if you need to pay out of pocket. It is possible to get an 84 pack of Kurvelo (three months worth) for around $25.
If you are not able to find Kurvelo at your local pharmacy or are unable to afford it on your current insurance, we at Nurx may be able to help. We have more than 50 kinds of birth control options for women across the United States. Check to see if our services are available in your state and area. You might be able to have your birth control shipped right to you.
- What Precautions Should I Take With Kurvelo?
Kurvelo is not meant for women who are already pregnant, and taking Kurvelo while pregnant is dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. Kurvelo may cause nausea and vomiting. If you vomit shortly after taking Kurvelo, use backup birth control as the hormones likely were not digested. Switch to taking Kurvelo at night and after a meal to reduce nausea symptoms and talk to your doctor if these symptoms get worse.
- What Are Some Side Effects of Kurvelo?
Everyone experiences symptoms differently while on birth control and many women who take Kurvelo don't have any symptoms at all. However, some may experience a variety of side effects on this pill, including nausea, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, weight change, and irregular bleeding.
In rare cases, more serious side effects of Kurvelo may occur. These include high blood pressure, blood clots, yellowing of the skin and eyes, severe stomach pain, and new or worsening depression. Stop taking Kurvelo immediately and see a doctor if any of these symptoms occur.
- Does Kurvelo Cause Acne?
Your acne may flare up while taking Kurvelo, though many women take this birth control option without noticing any changes. In some cases, your acne may even clear up while on birth control.
- Does Kurvelo Cause Weight Gain?
While some people report increased weight gain while on Kurvelo, there is no direct correlation between the two. However, you may gain a little weight while taking this birth control option, though typically no more than 10-20 pounds.
- What Else Do I Need to Know About Kurvelo?
Talk to your doctor about any medications that you are taking before starting Kurvelo. The chemicals used in Kurvelo may interact with other prescription medications and worsen side effects or cancel each other out. Also, alert your doctor to any allergies you have before starting this form of birth control. It is better to prevent an allergic reaction ahead of time.
- 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.