Taytulla is an oral combination birth control pill that can prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones that stop an ovary from releasing an egg (ovulation). Taytulla also changes the mucus of the cervix and the inner lining of the uterus so that it’s difficult for sperm to get into the uterus and for an egg to attach to the uterus Read More
Simply take one pink “active” capsule per day for 24 days, then one maroon “inactive” pill for 4 days.
The pack will then be empty, so you’ll just need to start again with a new pack. Taking the inactive pills (pills that don’t contain hormones) helps you stay in the habit of taking your medication every day at the same time.
Taytulla birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Norethindrone acetate 1 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen).
The risk of side effects while taking Taytulla is low. Some women experience mild symptoms like spotting between periods, headaches, nausea, breast tenderness, or changes in sex drive. These side effects tend to improve or go away within a few weeks to months.
Serious Taytulla side effects are rare but possible. For example, blood clots may develop which can block the flow of blood in certain parts of the body, such as the legs, chest, and head. Smoking increases the risk of blood clots, so you should never smoke if taking Taytulla or any other oral contraceptive.
Some women notice temporary mild weight gain when using Taytulla, especially in the beginning. This is generally due to fluid retention rather than true fat gain. Additionally, some women experience changes in their appetite while taking Taytulla birth control, which might also affect their weight.
Prescription, over-the-counter, or recreational drugs may interact with Taytulla, including drugs used to treat HIV, cancer, seizures, and hepatitis C. Even some herbal supplements and vitamins could interact with Taytulla and make it less effective.
Always tell your doctor about the medications and supplements you take. If an alternative to Taytulla is necessary, our licensed medical providers at Pandia Health can help you make an appropriate selection.
Birth control pills are 91 to 99% effective at preventing pregnancy—provided that they are taken correctly! You shouldn’t use birth control pills if you don’t think you’d be able to consistently take your pill every day at the same time. Dr. Sophia Yen also recommends using a back-up birth control method during the first week of taking Taytulla.
Medications like Taytulla come with a small risk of allergic reactions. Talk to your doctor or one of our Pandia Health Care Advisors if you notice any symptoms like itching, rashes, or dizziness. In extremely rare cases, serious allergic reactions may occur. Call 911 immediately if you experience swelling of the lips, tongue, or mouth or if you have trouble breathing while taking Taytulla.
Taytulla might not be the best option for you if you have certain medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or severe migraines. That’s why it’s so important to communicate with a doctor you can trust before starting, stopping, or changing any medication like Taytulla.
Want to know all your options? Our Pandia Health team can help you feel confident that you’re making the correct choice!
Taytulla and alternative options like Blisovi 24 FE, Estrostep Fe, Femcon FE, Kaitlib FE, Lo Minastrin Fe, Microgestin 24 FE, Norinyl 1+35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, and Zenchent are available at most pharmacies. It’s unlikely you’ll have a hard time finding one through a pharmacy near you. You will need a doctor’s prescription for it, however.
Pandia Health is your go-to solution for convenient, confidential, and affordable online birth control prescription and delivery. Our team of licensed doctors can help you select the best choice of birth control for you, whether that’s Taytulla or something else. If you don’t have insurance or choose to pay out of pocket, we offer several flexible payment options to help you gain access to the birth control you need!
Taytulla does not cause infertility and you can still take Taytulla even if you want to have children in the future. When you’re ready to try for a baby, simply stop taking Taytulla with your doctor’s supervision and your normal full fertility should return within one to two menstrual cycles.
Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video.