Simpesse is a combined oral contraceptive pill (cOCP, 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. Simpesse 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
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.
Many women find that taking Simpesse before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other posible side effects.
After taking 84 days of pills, you’ll switch to 7 pills with 10 mcg of ethinyl estradiol. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to help you keep in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Simpesse birth control pills have 2 main active ingredients in the first 84 tabs (Levonorgestrel 150 mcg and Ethinyl Estradiol 30 mcg) and 10 mcg Ethinyl Estradiol in the last 7 tabs.
The risks are very low, but some women experience side effects when taking Simpesse.
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.
Some women worry that birth control pills like Simpesse can cause long-term fertility issues.
This isn’t true. If you want to have a baby soon, just stop the medication and you should return to full fertility within a cycle or two after stopping.
Watch our video by our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen on birth control and infertility.
Simpesse 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 Setlakin 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.
No insurance? No problem! We offer many payment options to fit your needs. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Setlakin is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand. You can save money as well by choosing any other Setlakin’s generics, such as Introvale, or Quasense.
Pretty much every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Setlakin. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, and dizziness. If you experience trouble breathing or swollen lips, throat, or tongue, 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 Simpesse, especially if you’ve had health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure
Some women worry about weight gain when taking Simpesse and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.
Simpesse is equivalent generic brand for Daysee, Ashlyna, Jaimiess, Camrese, and Seasonique.
Simpesse is as effective as any other birth control pill. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).