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Wera Birth Control Pills

Wera Birth Control Pills

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FREE with insurance, $21/Pack without

FREE with insurance, $21/Pack without

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FREE Delivery & Goodies

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit and pharmacy lines)

What is Wera Birth Control Pills?

Wera 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. Wera 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

How to Use Wera

Wera is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Wera 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 and, in this medication, have 75 mg ferrous fumarate.

Wera Dosage

Wera uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.035 mg) and progestin (Norethindrone 0.5 mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

Benefits of Wera

  • Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  • You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page
  • Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS])
  • Improves acne.

Wera Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Wera. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

DOES WERA CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

There is no direct link between Wera and weight gain. Some women experience changes in their appetite that may lead to weight gain while taking Wera. Others may find that their bodies retain more fluid while taking Wera, even though they actually don’t gain any body fat.

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WERA?

One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Wera. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Wera and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Wera include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.

Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Wera. Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

HOW MUCH IS WERA WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Wera is a pretty affordable birth control pill, being $32 per pack. You can also choose  any other Wera generic equivalent such as Nortrel, 0.5/35 or Necon for $0 with insurance or as little as $105/pack without insurance. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH WERA?

You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you take estrogen containing birth control pills like Wera. Smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.

 

Don’t take Wera if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Wera are rare and usually very mild and may include itching, hives, or dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Wera can occur in very rare cases. Stop taking Wera and call 911 immediately if you experience swelling in the lips, mouth, or tongue, or if you have a hard time breathing.

 

Wera 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 Wera. Our Pandia Health Care Advisors are standing by to help you figure out the best birth control method given your health history.

 

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET WERA?

It’s easy to get Wera 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 Wera or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.

If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Pandia Health has a range of payment options.

DOES WERA BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

It’s not true that Wera causes infertility. If you’re taking Wera 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!

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