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Amethia Lo Birth Control Pills

Amethia Lo Birth Control Pills

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FREE with insurance, $45/Pack without (generic equivalent)

FREE with insurance, $45/Pack without (generic equivalent)

FREE Delivery & Goodies

FREE Delivery & Goodies

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

What is Amethia Lo Birth Control Pills?

Amethia Lo is a “low dose” combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Amethia Lo prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Amethia Lo is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More

How to Use Amethia Lo

Amethia Lo it’s super easy to use.

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking this medication before bedtime or just after their largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects.

After taking 84 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to help you get in the habit of taking your pill every day.

Amethia Lo Dosage

Amethia Lo birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 1 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen).

Benefits of Amethia Lo

  • Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7-day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  • You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Each pack comes with 84 active pills, so you will only have a withdrawal at the end of those active pills. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page
  • Improves acne.

Amethia Lo Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Amethia Lo.

Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOES AMETHIA LO CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

There is no direct link between Amethia Lo and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Amethia Lo. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Amethia Lo, even though they actually don’t gain any body fat.

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMETHIA LO?

One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Amethia Lo. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Amethia Lo and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Amethia Lo include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.

Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Amethia Lo. Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

HOW MUCH IS AMETHIA LO WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Amethia Lo is a bit pricey since it is a brand name, being $70 per pack. You can also choose any other Amethia Lo generic equivalent such as Camrese LO, Lojaimiess, Loseasonique for $52/ pack. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH AMETHIA LO?

You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Amethia Lo. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.

 

Don’t take Amethia Lo if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Amethia Lo are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Amethia Lo can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Amethia Lo and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.

Amethia Lo isn’t for everyone. Women with a history of certain medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver cancer, or severe migraines should not take Amethia Lo. Our Pandia Health Care Advisors are standing by to help you figure out the best birth control method given your health history.

 

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET AMETHIA LO?

It’s easy to get Amethia Lo at just about any pharmacy near you with a doctor’s prescription. Concerned about your privacy? Our doctor-founded, doctor-led team at Pandia Health is happy to help you get Amethia Lo or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.

If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Pandia Health has a range of payment options.

DOES AMETHIA LO BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

It’s not true that Amethia Lo causes infertility. If you’re taking Amethia Lo and want to have a baby, talk to your doctor and then stop taking the medication. Normal fertility should return within one or two menstrual cycles after your last pill. Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video. Watch to learn more!

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