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Emoquette Birth Control Pills

Emoquette Birth Control Pills

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FREE with insurance, $35/Pack without

FREE with insurance, $35/Pack without

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 Emoquette Birth Control Pills?

Emoquette is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It 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. Emoquette 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 Emoquette

Emoquette is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Emoquette before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills with no hormones These inactive/placebo pills are there to help you keep the habit of taking a pill every day.

Emoquette Dosage

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

Benefits of Emoquette

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.

Improves acne.

You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page

Emoquette Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Emoquette. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects: reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other benefits 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 EMOQUETTE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

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

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EMOQUETTE?

One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Emoquette. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Emoquette and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Emoquette 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 Emoquette. 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.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH EMOQUETTE?

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

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

Emoquette 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 Emoquette. 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 EMOQUETTE?

It’s easy to get Emoquette 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 Emoquette 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 EMOQUETTE BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

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