Equivalent Generic Brands: Norethindrone, Sharobel Jencycla, Jolivette
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Errin is a Progesterone Only Pill (POP) (oral contraceptive pill, OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus which blocks the sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg and by thinning the uterine lining (endometrium) such that if the egg/sperm hook up, there’s nowhere to stick and grow. Read More
Errin birth control it’s super easy to use.
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. You take a pill every day. There are no sugar/placebo pills with Errin or other POPs (Progesterone Only Pills).
It is important to know that this medication requires that you take them at the SAME TIME every day. If you are late by 3 hours, you will need Emergency Contraception (if you had heterosexual intercourse[sex] in the past 5 days) and to abstain from sex for the next 48 hrs.
Errin birth control pills have only one main active ingredient, Norethindrone [0.35mg].
The risks of side effects are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Norethindrone. Minor ones include irregular periods, acne, breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, cysts on your ovaries, and changes in sex drive (up or down). These side effects are most likely during the 1st few months and generally improve over time and should stop within a few months.
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Some women may experience weight gain when taking Errin, 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).
Every prescription comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including with Errin. 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 Errin, especially if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
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 Errin. 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 Errin 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.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Errin is pretty affordable because it’s a generic brand ($25 per pack, when buying 3 packs at a time). You can also save money by choosing one of several other Errin generics, Jolivette, Sharobel, Norethindrone, Jencycla for $15/pack when buying 3 or more at a time. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
No, on norethindrone or Progesterone Only Pills some women have lighter periods, others stop bleeding completely, and others have no changes in their period flow. The medication has 28 tablets.