Camrese Lo is a “low dose” combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Camrese 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. LoSeasonique 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
Camrese 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 with your 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.
Camrese Lo birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 1 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen).
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Camrese Lo. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented such as 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.
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There is no direct link between Camrese Lo and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Camrese Lo. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Camrese Lo, even though they actually don’t gain any body fat.
One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Camrese Lo. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Camrese Lo and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Camrese 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 Camrese 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.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Camrese Lo is an expensive birth control pill since it is a brand name, being $52 per pack. You can also choose any other Camrese Lo generic equivalent such as Amethia LO, Lojaimiess, Loseasonique for the same price. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Camrese Lo. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.
Don’t take Camrese Lo if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Camrese Lo are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Camrese Lo can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Camrese Lo and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.
Camrese 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 Camrese Lo. Our Pandia Health Care Advisors are standing by to help you figure out the best birth control method given your health history.
It’s easy to get Camrese 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 Camrese Lo or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.
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It’s not true that Camrese Lo causes infertility. If you’re taking Camrese 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!