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    Tri-Previfem

    Tri-Previfem

    Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Phased hormone pill. Similar to Previfem with alternating doses help to control menstrual symptoms.

    • Starting from $43.00
    Loryna

    Loryna

    Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol

    A low-dose birth control pill that's similar to Yaz but cheaper.

    • Starting from $47.00
    Yasmin

    Yasmin

    Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol

    The same active ingredients as Yaz but with a little more estrogen.

    • Starting from $166.00
    Tri-Estarylla

    Tri-Estarylla

    Tri Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Phasic version of Estarylla that helps with menstrual symptoms.

    • Starting from $42.00
    Alyacen

    Alyacen

    Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol

    A combined pill that's also available as the triphasic Alyacen 7/7/7.

    • Starting from $46.00
    Velivet

    Velivet

    Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    A triphasic pill that matches your cycle. Same hormones as Apri, Viorele and Isibloom.

    • Starting from $58.00
    Yaz

    Yaz

    Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol

    Like Yasmin but in a lower dose. 28 day pill you take without a break.

    • Starting from $191.00
    Vienva

    Vienva

    Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Very similar to Lutera and Aviane, but cheaper.

    • Starting from $41.00
    Apri

    Apri

    Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol

    Pill with a "regular" estrogen dose. Very similar to Isibloom and Viorele.

    • Starting from $39.00
    Wymzya Fe

    Wymzya Fe

    Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol

    Chewable, spearmint-flavored birth control with an iron supplement in the inactive pills.

    • Starting from $149.00
    Levora

    Levora

    Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Regular dose pill that's similar to Portia.

    • Starting from $73.00
    Aviane

    Aviane

    Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol

    The same active ingredients as Lutera. A birth control pill you take every day.

    • Starting from $40.00
    Trivora

    Trivora

    Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol

    A triphasic pill giving you three different doses of hormones throughout the month.

    • Starting from $44.00
    Marlissa

    Marlissa

    Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Like Levora and Portia but a little cheaper.

    • Starting from $42.00
    Blisovi Fe

    Blisovi Fe

    Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol

    There's an iron supplement in the inactive pills. A lot like Loestrin Fe and Junel Fe.

    • Starting from $48.00
    Loestrin Fe

    Loestrin Fe

    Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol

    Same active ingredients as Blisovi Fe and Junel Fe. There's an iron supplement in the spacer pills.

    • Starting from $194.00
    Seasonique

    Seasonique

    Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    • Starting from $463.00
    Briellyn

    Briellyn

    Norethindrone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol

    A daily birth control with 21 active pills and a week of spacers.

    • Starting from $48.00

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    What are combined birth control pills?

    They’re pills that combine two hormones: estrogen and progestin. These hormones affect how and when your body prepares for pregnancy.

    There are several different types of combined birth control pill and they’re all just about equally effective at preventing pregnancy. However, some contain higher doses of hormones than others, or use different types of progestin and estrogen. This means one pill might be ideal for easing specific PMS symptoms, while another pill works great for women who are extra-sensitive to hormones.

    It can feel a bit overwhelming, so we’re here to help.

    How does the combined pill work?

    The combined pill works in three ways to prevent pregnancy. Here’s the big one: it stops ovulation. That’s when your ovary releases an egg, and it happens once a month. Each egg has the chance to become fertilized, leading to pregnancy. If fertilization doesn’t happen, the lining of your womb breaks down and the whole thing happens again next cycle (lots of fun, we know).

    Because the combined birth control pill stops ovulation, your chances of becoming pregnant are significantly reduced.

    The combined birth control pill also protects you by making the mucus in your cervix thicker. “Thick mucus” isn’t something you normally want to hear but in this case, it’s great news. When it’s thicker, sperm have a much harder time reaching the egg.

    The pill also makes your uterine lining thinner. This lining builds throughout the month and then breaks down during your period. When you’re using birth control, the lining doesn’t build in the same way. And so the period you have while taking the pill should be lighter and more manageable.

    Which birth control pills are combined pills?

    Any that contain two active ingredients, a progestin and an estrogen. To find out if your pill is a combined pill, just check the active ingredients.

    In the leaflet that comes with your pill, the ingredients should be clearly listed at the top underneath the name of the drug. For combined pills you should see two ingredients, front and center, that are progestin and estrogen.

    With Loestrin, for example, the active ingredients are norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol. This pill is clearly stated as a progestin-estrogen combination.

    We offer a range of combined birth control pills, so there’s plenty of choice for you. But if you can’t take combination pills, for any reason, it’s important to share this with us for your safety.

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    How effective are combined birth control pills?

    There are two ways of measuring how effective pills are at preventing pregnancy. One way is according to perfect use. This means you take the pill exactly as you should, every day, without making a mistake. The level of effectiveness of the combined oral birth control pill when taken like this is over 99%. So in a whole year, fewer than 1 in 100 women taking the combined birth control in that time will become pregnant.

    The other way is typical use. This is when you take the pill but make realistic errors, such as forgetting the occasional pill or taking it late. It’s 91% effective when taken like this, which means about 9 in 100 women taking it over a year will become pregnant.

    The best way to make sure the pill is effective then is to follow the instructions as closely as you can when you take it.

    When to start taking the combined pill

    It depends on whether you’re taking the pill for the first time, coming back after a break, or switching from a different type of birth control. If you’re using the pill for the first time, you can start on any day.

    When you start using the pill on the first day of your period, you’re protected from becoming pregnant immediately — so you don’t need to worry about using a condom. You’ll also be protected immediately if you start taking the pill before the fifth day of your period.

    If you start using the pill after the fifth day of your cycle, you won’t be protected right away. Use a back-up birth control method (like condoms) for seven days while the pill starts to work.

    Another option is the Sunday start approach. If you start taking the pill on the first Sunday after your period begins, you avoid withdrawal bleeding on a weekend (if you want to skip having your period on a weekend, this is the way to go).

    When to start the combined pill if you’re already on birth control

    You shouldn’t leave a gap when you’re switching from one birth control method to the combined pill. If you’re already taking a hormonal birth control pill, start your new prescription the day after you finish your last pill.

    If you’re using a transdermal patch like Xulane, start the pill a day before you’re due to take off the patch. If you’re using the vaginal ring, start the pill a day before you’re set to take out the ring.

    If you normally have the Depo-Provera injection, you can start taking your pill up to 15 weeks after your last shot.

    And if you have an IUD (copper or hormonal), you should begin your combined birth control pill pack a week before having your IUD removed.

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    Are all combined pills the same?

    No. While all birth control pills have the same effectiveness (so over 99% when they’re used correctly), some pills contain variations of the same hormone, or higher or lower doses of hormones than others. It may be that you’re more sensitive to progestin (or estrogen) in the combined pill for instance, and so you’ll be better off taking a particular pill that restricts the number of side effects you get.

    If you’re more sensitive to progestin for example, combined pills like Portia are the safest, and the least likely to trigger side effects. And if you’re more sensitive to estrogen, combination pills such as Yasmin should offer you the best protection from side effects.

    How do I know which is the best combined pill for me?

    Unless you’ve tried a few different pills and found one that works well for you, there’s a good chance that you won’t know which is the best option. Finding the right combination pill for you can involve some trial and error. And our bodies can change over time, so what was effective before might not suit you as well now. A consultation with our clinician will help you to narrow down your options.

    Besides your sensitivity to hormones in pills and whether you’re prone to certain side effects, there are other factors that may play a role in identifying the right pill for you too. If you’re looking for a pill that can also help with acne, for example, the likes of Yasmin are thought to be particularly strong choices. But at the same time, you may be at a slightly higher risk of getting a blood clot with those, so the pros and cons of specific pills also need to be taken into account.

    In short then, we can help you to pick out the best (and safest) combined pills for you by weighing these things up, using your health background as the basis.

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    Combined pills: FAQ

    Have something specific you want to know? Search our info below, or ask our experts a question if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

    Is Velivet 3mg/0.02mg the only dose?

    Answer:
    3mg/0.02mg is the only dose of Velivet available, but there are other pills with the same hormones in monophasic doses. If you’re getting uncomfortable side effects from Velivet and feel like you would benefit from a different dose or a different pill altogether, let us know and we’ll go through some other options with you..

    How is Velivet different to other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Velivet is a fairly unique birth control pill as it’s a third-generation desogestrel pill that’s also triphasic. You can find a monophasic pill with the same hormones, and triphasic pills with different hormones, but these are all slightly different from Velivet.

    What makes Velivet stand out from other pills are the other benefits besides protecting against pregnancy. You’re much less likely to get side effects on Velivet than with other birth control pills. These side effects include vaginal dryness, light or infrequent periods, appetite increase, weight gain, leg cramps, mood changes, skin problems, and low sex drive.

    Is Velivet similar to any other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Velivet is essentially the same pill as Caziant, but it’s cheaper and the appearance of the packaging is different. You can also get monophasic pills containing the same hormones but given as a more consistent dose throughout the pack. Examples are Apri, Isibloom, and Viorele.

    Do I need a prescription for Velivet?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription to buy Velivet. A clinician will review your health history and circumstances, and take into account what you’re using birth control for, to decide whether or not Velivet is right for you. They’ll normally discuss the possible side effects with you, including things to look out for, and how to take it correctly.

    How effective is Velivet?

    Answer:
    Velivet is a very effective form of birth control. If you take it right, you have less than a 1% chance of becoming pregnant. But the effectiveness of the pill drops if you miss a pill or make a mistake, so it’s really important that you follow the instructions and make sure that you take it every 24 hours.

    Why should I buy Velivet online with Treated?

    Answer:
    We’re here to help you find the right birth control. Talk to us to get personalized advice and recommendations, and get the pill option that works best for you. We’ll follow up with you while you’re taking your pill too, to make sure that it’s working okay. If you want to talk about switching to something else, we’re here to give you all the help and advice you need.

    How is Loryna different to other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Loryna contains a hormone called drospirenone, which is a form of progesterone that was developed recently, unlike most of the other birth control hormones. This makes it a fourth-generation birth control pill.

    Studies have shown that Loryna might be better than other pills when it comes to helping women control menstrual symptoms like vaginal dryness or mood changes. Analysis has found that it also isn’t as likely to cause water and salt retention, a hormonal side effect that some women find gives them weight fluctuations .

    Is Loryna similar to any other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Loryna contains the same hormones in the same doses as a few other birth control pills, namely: Nikki, Yaz, Gianvi, Vestura, Lo-zumandimine, and Jasmiel. But Loryna is cheaper than all of these other options, so it might be preferable too as you get the same thing for a lower price.

    Is Loryna 3mg/0.02mg the only dose?

    Answer:
    Yes, there’s only one dose of Loryna. But there are other pills with the same hormones as Loryna at a slightly higher dose. For example, Ocella and Yasmin are both pretty much the same pill but stronger. These might be better for you if Loryna isn’t controlling your menstrual symptoms quite as well as you’d like.

    Do I need a prescription for Loryna?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription to get Loryna. A clinician will need to assess your health history to make sure that Loryna is suitable for you, and it’s safe for you to take. Even though Loryna is a safe pill, it’s not suitable for everyone. Women with certain medical conditions or risk factors for a blood clot may be better off using something else.

    How effective is Loryna?

    Answer:
    Loryna is a very effective form of birth control with an effectiveness rate nearing 100% [popoverid=ref1]. But the effectiveness rate drops slightly if you don’t take it correctly, such as by missing one or more pills, or by taking it later than you should.

    If you make a mistake during your cycle, it’s safer to use a barrier contraceptive method, such as a condom or spermicide, for the remainder of your cycle.

    Why should I buy Loryna online with Treated?

    Answer:
    We’re here to help you find the birth control option that works best for you. Chat to us about birth control. Our clinician will recommend a few different options and you can pick the one you want to go with

    We’ll also stay in touch with you to make sure that the pills are working as expected. If you feel like you want to switch pills, you’ve got the option to do that any time you like.

    How is Kelnor different to other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    When it comes to birth control, Kelnor is a pretty unique option. There aren’t many other pills available with a combination of ethynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol in the exact same amounts that Kelnor has. So for women who’ve had side effects on other pills with similar hormones, Kelnor may be a helpful option.

    Is Kelnor similar to any other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    In a broad sense, Kelnor is similar to other combined pills as it contains two hormones, and it’s also monophasic (which makes it similar to other monophasic pills).

    But when it comes to specifics, Kelnor is pretty unique as there aren’t many other pills with exactly the same hormones in exactly the same quantities. An example of a pill that’s similar to Kelnor is Zovia, but that’s about it.

    Should I use Kelnor 1/35 or 1/50?

    Answer:
    Both doses provide the same level of protection against pregnancy, but you might be prescribed the lower dose if you’re sensitive to the hormones in Kelnor. A lower dose is less likely to cause an adverse reaction.

    Also, lower doses can cause fewer side effects than higher doses, but give the same level of protection against pregnancy. For this reason, oftentimes you might be offered the lower dose even if you’re not sensitive to the hormones. The higher dose is generally used if you need higher levels of hormone to help with PMS symptoms.

    How effective is Kelnor?

    Answer:
    Kelnor is a highly effective form of birth control. The chances of you getting pregnant while taking it are below 1% . But the effectiveness rate lowers slightly if you miss a pill or more throughout your cycle, so to be safe, if you miss a pill you should use a condom until your next cycle starts.

    Do I need a prescription for Kelnor?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription to get Kelnor. That’s to make sure that a clinician assesses your health history and circumstances before you take it. If Kelnor is the right birth control option for you, they’ll give you a prescription for it.

    Some women can’t take combined pills. Certain medical conditions can make it a bit more risky, so it’s best to speak to a doctor before deciding what to use.

    Why should I buy Kelnor online with Treated?

    Answer:
    Treated is making birth control easier. Chat to our expert to get bespoke recommendations, and help finding the right pill. We’ll check in with you after you’ve started taking it to see how things are going. If you feel like you want to switch pills or talk about other options, you can log in and chat to our doctors anytime you want.

    How is Kariva different from other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Kariva is a biphasic birth control, which means it delivers hormones in two phases to more closely imitate the way your hormones fluctuate naturally throughout your menstrual cycle. Instead of having 7 inactive pills like many birth control options, Kariva has just two followed by active pills with a lower concentration of hormones.

    Uncomfortable side effects like vaginal dryness, larger appetite, weight gain, and others are less common with Kariva than other hormonal birth control options.

    Is Kariva similar to any other birth control pills?

    Answer:
    Kariva and Micrette are the same, aside from being produced by different companies. They share the same 21/2/5 cycle, as well as the same amount of hormones. Other biphasic birth control options that are similar include Azurette, Bekyree, Kimidess, Pimtrea, Viorele, Primera, and Volnea.

    If you prefer a monophasic birth control that contains 21 identical active pills and 7 inactive pills, you’ll need to discuss other options with your doctor. Monophasic birth control options that contain the same hormones as Kariva include Apri, Isibloom, and Enskyce.
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