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Kurvelo is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Kurvelo 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. Kurvelo 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
Kurvelo is 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.
Kurvelo birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 15 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 30 mcg (estrogen).
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Kurvelo.
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.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH KURVELO?
Every prescription comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including with Kurvelo. 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 Kurvelo, 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 KURVELO?
Kurvelo 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 Kurvelo 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 KURVELO?
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 Kurvelo. 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 Kurvelo 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 KURVELO WiTHOUT INSURANCE?
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Kurvelo is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand, being $20 for the single pack or $45 when buying 3 packs at a time or more. You can save money as well by choosing any other Kurvelo generics, such as Portia, Ayuna, Chateal, Altavera, Levora, Marlissa, Lillow. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
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