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Getting Started on Birth Control

Can I get a refill of my existing birth control pill?

Absolutely! If you have used Nurx to get a birth control prescription within the last 12 months, we can easily refill that medication for you. Once you message us, we may have a few health questions for you or recommend some other steps, but we’ll do our best to make…

How effective are birth control pills?

Birth control methods vary in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy. When used properly, hormonal methods — such as the pill, ring, patch, or shot — are up to 99% successful. Other methods of birth control, such as condoms, diaphragms, and cycle…

What types of birth control does Nurx offer?

We are proud to offer over 100 types of birth control, including name brand and generic pills plus the patch and vaginal ring. Nurx currently guarantees pricing for the following brands of birth control: Norgestimate-Ethinyl estradiol Lutera Tri-Sprintec Errin Microgestin FE 1/20 Microgestin Fe…

I don’t know what birth control to order. Can you help me choose?

If you’re unsure what type of birth control may work best for you, our medical providers will be able to recommend healthy options for you. Just choose Help Me Find What’s Right at https://app.nurx.com/services and our providers will help you decide what birth control is best for you.

Does Alcohol Affect My Birth Control?

No, alcohol does not affect your birth control’s effectiveness. It can have other side effects, however, that can increase your risk of birth control failure. Here are some things to consider when combining alcohol and birth control. How Alcohol Can Affect Your Birth Control While alcohol does not affect how the…

How do I start my birth control?

Starting birth control — or frankly, any new medication — can be scary. But rest assured, you’ll find a rhythm that works for you. Most types of birth control take some amount of time to kick in.

How many birth control pills can I get?

Out of Pocket Orders If you are not using insurance we will send your first order as a 3 month order. You can message us to switch to a one month after the first order. Orders with Insurance We do our best to send you 3 months at…

Do I need a physical or pelvic exam before getting a birth control prescription?

The CDC guidelines specify that neither a physical nor pelvic examination is necessary before initiating contraceptives. One of the requirements prior to initiating a contraceptive, according to the CDC, is a recent blood pressure, which you have provided and a prescriber has evaluated along with the rest of your reported…

Can I use Nurx if I’ve never used birth control before?

Absolutely. Our medical providers are birth control experts and can help you find your best birth control option. Before they write you a prescription we ask important questions about your health to ensure we can prescribe birth control that will be safe and effective for you. Once you…

Is generic birth control any less safe or effective than the more expensive or brand names?

No, in order for a generic substitution to be made it must be proven to the FDA to be the same thing. These products have the same active ingredients, dosage forms, strengths, routes of administration and conditions of use as the brand name drugs, and are bioequivalent (meaning they act…

Am I Still Protected from Pregnancy During the Placebo Break of My Birth Control?

The placebo pills in your birth control pack have no hormones in them, but you are still protected from pregnancy during this seven-day break as long as you took the first 21 pills correctly. How to Take Birth Control Pills You should take one birth control pill daily at…

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