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Elinest Birth Control Pills

5.0 - 2177 Reviews

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Equivalent Generic Brands: Low-Ogestrel, Cryselle

$24 generic equivalent, $0 with most insurance

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How to Use Elinest

It’s easy to use Elinest . The most important thing to remember is to take your pill at the same time every day, and no more than 24 hours apart. For 21 days in a row, you’ll take the “active” white pill. For the next 7 days in a row, you’ll take the light green “inactive” pill. This helps you stay in the habit of taking a daily pill. Your withdrawal bleed will occur during the week you’re taking your inactive pills, usually within about two to three days of inactive pills.

Can #PeriodsOptional be for real? Check out Pandia Health’s blog post here to learn more!

Elinest Dosage

Elinest birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Desogestrel (progesterone) [0.15 mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg].

Elinest Side Effects

Most people who take Elinest experience no side effects. If side effects occur, they are usually mild.

Some minor side effects are: headaches, nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, and decreased sex drive. Many experience positive side effects such as: reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and lighter, easier, and less painful periods!

While very unlikely, serious side effects can occur while taking Elinest, including blood clots. Blood clots can travel throughout the bloodstream and block blood flow to different parts of the body. This can cause potentially life-threatening issues like deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, or stroke.

The good news is that the risk of serious Elinest side effects is extremely low. Our expert birth control doctors and Pandia Health Care Advisors can answer any questions and concerns about your birth control options.

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What is Elinest Birth Control Pills?

Elinest is a combination birth control pill with 0.3mg norgestrel and 30 mcg Ethinyl estradiol. It is a prescription medication taken to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Elinest is prescribed for other reasons, such as to treat moderate acne or reduce the risk of ovarian cysts in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Elinest can prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg from an ovary and by making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus or for an egg to attach to the uterus.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no direct link between Elinest and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Elinest. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Elinest, 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 Elinest. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Elinest and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Elinest include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.

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

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

Elinest 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 Elinest. 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 Elinest 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 connect you with a licensed physician who can help you get Elinest 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.

It’s not true that Elinest causes infertility. If you’re taking Elinest 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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