Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Norethindone Acetate (progesterone) [0.15mg] Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg]
Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin. Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.
Aurovela (norethindrone acetate, Ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive or birth control pill. Doctors prescribe it to women who are sexually active and want to avoid an unintended pregnancy.
Aurovela contains synthetic versions of the female hormones ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and norethindrone acetate (progestin). Aurovela prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary) and thickens secretions in the vagina. It also changes the lining of the uterus (endometrium). These changes make it harder for sperm to reach an egg or for a fertilized egg to implant into the uterine wall.
Aurovela side effects are usually mild, if they occur at all. Women taking Aurovela have reported slight increases in blood pressure or blood sugar, mood changes, vaginal bacterial overgrowth, abdominal pain, and nausea, bloating, or headaches.
Serious side effects from Aurovela are rare but have been reported in some instances. Some women taking Aurovela may be at an increased risk of blood clots, which can lodge in blood vessels in the legs, heart, lungs, or brain and lead to potentially life-threatening issues (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, and stroke). Smoking significantly increases your risk of blood clots, so you shouldn’t smoke if you want to take birth control pills.
Without insurance, Aurovela typically costs around $35 for a pack of 3. Our doctor- and women-led team at Pandia Health doesn’t want cost to prevent you from being able to find birth control, so we’re happy to help you find discounts or flexible payment options.
At Pandia Health, we accept most major types of insurance. Aurovela might be as low as $0 through your insurance provider. Other ways to save money on birth control could be by selecting a generic equivalent of Aurovela, such as Loestrin Fe 1/20.
It’s unlikely that you’ll gain weight because of Aurovela. Aurovela may cause fluid retention, but this doesn’t mean you’re actually gaining body fat. If you’re concerned about weight gain, we recommend making sure you stay active and eat healthy foods.
Certain recreational, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs may interact with Aurovela and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. This includes anti-seizure medications and drugs used to treat HIV or hepatitis C. Aurovela may also interact with some drugs and make them less effective. If you take any medications, drugs, or even herbal supplements, let your doctor or one of our Patient Care Advisors know.
Women with certain medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer may not be able to take Aurovela. Fortunately, that’s exactly what our doctor-led team is here for at Pandia Health! Our experienced physicians and Patient Care Advisors can help you find an effective, affordable, and safer alternative for your reproductive health needs, no matter what your medical history is.
All medications come with a small risk of an allergic reaction. You shouldn’t take Aurovela if you’re allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Signs of an allergic reaction to Aurovela include dizziness, itching, or rashes. While very rare, serious allergic reactions can occur and may lead to life-threatening symptoms like trouble breathing or swelling of the mouth and tongue. If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911.
Keep in mind that Aurovela doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV. Also, Aurovela should not be taken if you’re already pregnant. If you’re breastfeeding, you should know that Aurovela or its ingredients may pass into breast milk or affect milk production, both of which could affect a nursing infant. Let us or your doctor know if you’re breastfeeding.
Aurovela is easy to get at just about any pharmacy in your area. You’ll need a doctor’s prescription for it. Pandia Health makes ordering birth control easy and confidential! We partner with doctors in multiple states and accept most insurance plans. Pandia Health even makes it easy to get Aurovela without insurance by offering flexible payment options. Talk to one of our Patient Care Advisors today to learn more.
Aurovela is a medication that contains synthetic versions of the female hormones progestin and estrogen. Taking this medication makes changes in your reproductive system that prevent many of the steps needed to create a pregnancy.
Aurovela is easy to use—just take one pill every 24 hours. To ensure your birth control pill has the best chance of working, take Aurovela at the SAME TIME every day. When you start a new pack, you’ll take one active pill per day for 21 days. Then, you’ll take one inactive/placebo pill per day for the next 7 days. Placebo pills don’t contain hormones, but they’re important to take because they keep you in the habit of taking your medication daily and on time.
Do you get nauseous when you take pills? Many women find that taking Aurovela with food helps prevent this.
Some women worry that taking birth control increases the risk of infertility. Fortunately, research doesn’t show this to be true. It may take a couple of menstrual cycles after stopping birth control for your fertility to be back to normal. But if you want to have a baby, simply stop taking Aurovela.
Check out this video featuring Pandia Health CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen to learn more about infertility and birth control pills.