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Birth Control - Medication Overview
Through Push Health, you can request a birth control prescription online and get the birth control medications that you need conveniently and affordably.
Birth Control Prescription Options
Some birth control medications are available in a tablet, or pill, form while others are available in the form of a birth control ring that releases hormones when inserted into the vagina. Frequently, the choice of the form of the birth control medication is related to one’s personal preference in consultation with one’s medical provider. The most common birth control medications in use are Yasmin, Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo, NuvaRing, Errin, or Sprintec. Yasmin, Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo are available in tablet forms. The NuvaRing is, as the name suggests, a birth control ring.
Birth Control Pills - Yasmin vs Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo
Yasmin is a combination oral contraceptive that consists of tablets containing two hormones - drospirenone, a progestin, and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen. Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo is a combination oral contraceptive that consists of tablets containing norgestimate, a progesterone, and ethinyl estradiol. In comparing Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo versus Yasmin, the estrogen used in the birth control medication is the same while the form of progestin/progesterone is different.
Birth Control Pills - Sprintec vs Errin
Sprintec is also a combination oral contraceptive containing a progestin and an estrogen. Errin contains norethindrone, a progestin medication. In considering Errin vs. Sprintec, Errin contains a single progestin hormone while Sprintec includes an estrogen in combination with progestin.
Birth Control Ring - NuvaRing
The NuvaRing differs from many other medications in that it is a birth control ring as opposed to a birth control tablet. The NuvaRing is comprised of etonogestrel/ethinyl and estradiol and is inserted into the vagina, typically for several weeks, before it is removed. While inserted, the NuvaRing releases low doses of hormones. The hormone combination in the NuvaRing reduces the likelihood of ovulation.
Birth Control - Pills & Ring Effectiveness
When used properly, most birth control medications are quite effective. However, while birth control medications such as Yasmin, Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo, NuvaRing, Errin, or Sprintec can help people with birth control, they do not work in every person. Additionally, the effects of any birth control ring or pills will usually reverse if one stops using the medication.
Birth Control Medications - Side Effects
All birth control medications can cause side effects. Side effects of birth control pills and medications include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, breast tenderness and abnormal bleeding. Some birth control medications like the ring can increase the risk of clots, particularly in smokers, and lead to a fatal heart attack, blood clot or stroke.
While safe in many people, all birth control medications can also cause an allergic reaction. Many side effects will go away once the birth control medication is discontinued. Any questions about birth control medications and potential side effects should be discussed with one’s medical provider and a licensed pharmacist.
Birth Control Prescriptions - Online
Because they require a prescription, one cannot simply buy birth control medications such as Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo, Yasmin, Sprintec or Errin online. Birth control meds need to be dispensed by a licensed pharmacy online or at a retail pharmacy location after a birth control prescription is written by a licensed medical provider. Push Health can connect people with medical providers who can provide birth control prescriptions if it is safe to do so.
Last updated January 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.
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