Larin 1/20 is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that 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. Larin 1/20 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
Larin 1/20 is super easy to use.
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Larin 1/20 before bedtime or just after their evening meal reduces nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven sugar pills (placebo pills).
These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Larin 1/20 uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.02 mg) and progestin (Norgestimate Acetate 1mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Larin 1/20.
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.
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You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Larin 1/20. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.
Don’t take Larin 1/20 if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Larin 1/20 are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Larin 1/20 can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Larin 1/20 and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.
Larin 1/20 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 Larin 1/20. 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 Larin 1/20 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 help you get Larin 1/20 or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.
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It’s not true that Larin 1/20 causes infertility. If you’re taking Larin 1/20 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!