Many popular birth control brands have recently been discontinued by the manufacturer.
Good news! Nurx will be replacing these brands with an exact FDA approved equivalent as current stock runs out. If you currently subscribe to one of these brands, you will automatically receive the new equivalent birth control and there is no action needed.
What brands were discontinued?
MonoNessa, Ortho Cyclen, Ortho Tri Cyclen, Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, TriNessa, TriNessa Lo, Vestura
Can I get these from another pharmacy?
No, the manufacturers have discontinued and therefore no pharmacy will be able to dispense this once they run out of stock.
Why was the medication discontinued? Is it still safe?
The manufacturers have made a business decision to no longer offer the product. The generic equivalents that we can dispense in its place are FDA approved and safe to continue taking.
Who can I call at the manufacturer if I still have questions for them?
If you, as our valued patient, have a question, regarding this discontinuation of manufacturing of any of these products, you may contact the manufacturers customer service:
Janssen(MonoNessa, Ortho Tri Cyclen and Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, TriNessa, TriNessa Lo) 1-800-JANSSEN (1-800-526-7738)
Teva (Vestura) 1 (888) 838-2872
Can I read about this online somewhere?
Yes you can see the discontinuation on the FDA website HERE
How are the replacement pills different?
They aren’t! They might look slightly different in color, shape, or size, but the replacements contain the exact same hormones and active ingredients and are considered equivalent by the FDA. They are also equally effective!
Can I request a different medication if I don’t want the generic equivalent?
Our medical team is happy to chat with you about an alternative medication should you request one.
What if I have more questions?