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Daysee is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Daysee 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. Daysee 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
Daysee 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 with 10 mcg of Ethinyl Estradiol.
Daysee birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 0.15 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 30 mcg (estrogen).
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Daysee.
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, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
WILL DAYSEE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?
Some women may experience weight gain when taking Daysee and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat).
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH DAYSEE?
Every prescription comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including with Daysee. The symptoms are usually mild and include: rashes, itching, dizziness. A severe allergic reaction would be: trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue. If this happens, call 911! Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Daysee, especially if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
HOW EASY IS IT TO GET DAYSEE?
Daysee should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Daysee or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING DAYSEE?
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Daysee. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Daysee to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
HOW MUCH IS DAYSEE WITHOUT INSURANCE?
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Daysee is a pretty expensive birth control pill option ($398 per pack). You can save money as well by choosing any other Daysee generics, such as Ashlyna, Camrese, Simpesse, Jaimiess, Amethia for $52/pack (91 tablets). Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
DOES DAYSEE STOP YOUR PERIOD?
Daysee does NOT completely stop your periods. It causes a period every 91 days. There are 84 days of active pills and generally, women get their withdrawal bleed on day 2-3 of the inactive/placebo/sugar pills (which are the last 7 days of the pack). If you want to skip your period, you can just skip that last week and go into the next pack. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.