Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Norethindrone Acetate (progesterone) [0.15mg] Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg]
Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin. Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.
Hailey (norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol, and ferrous fumarate), also called Hailey 24 Fe, is an oral contraceptive or birth control pill. It’s used to prevent unintended pregnancy. Hailey contains two types of hormones, ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and norethindrone (progestin). These hormones prevent the release of an egg from the ovary and makes cervical mucus thicker. This makes it harder for sperm to reach an egg. Hailey also changes the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg has a hard time attaching to the womb.
Doctors might prescribe Hailey to women for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. For example, Hailey birth control might help make periods more regular and less heavy, decrease the risk of ovarian cysts, and alleviate moderate acne in females age 14 and up who already get their periods.
The risk of Hailey side effects is low. If side effects occur, they’re usually mild. Some women report things like abdominal pain and bloating, nausea, headaches, fluid retention, mood changes, and bacterial overgrowth in the vagina. Slight increases in blood pressure or blood sugar can occur.
In rare instances, some women may develop blood clots while taking Hailey. Blood clots can lodge inside the blood vessels in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or travel to the heart or brain, which can starve these organs of blood and oxygen (e.g., heart attack, stroke). We know it sounds scary, but fortunately blood clots are extremely rare! They only occur in about 3-6 out of every 10,000 women taking birth control in any given year. Your risk of blood clots while taking birth control increases if you smoke cigarettes, so don’t smoke if you want to take birth control pills.
Without insurance, Hailey typically costs around $30 per pack. Our doctor- and women-led team at Pandia Health doesn’t want cost to be a barrier to anyone getting birth control, so we’re happy to help you find discounts or flexible payment options.
Pandia Health accepts most major types of insurance. Depending on your coverage, Hailey birth control might even be free for you! We can also help you save money by prescribing you a generic equivalent, like Loestrin 24 Fe and Taytulla.
Some women experience weight gain while taking Hailey. But this is usually due to fluid retention rather than true weight gain. For some women, hormone-based oral contraceptives can lead to mood changes or food cravings that affect eating habits.
The inactive/placebo pills in Hailey contain a small amount of the mineral iron. Medications that interact with iron, including tetracyclines and quinolones, and should not be taken with Hailey.
Other medications might interact with Hailey and make it less effective at preventing a pregnancy, including anti-seizure medications, drugs used to treat HIV or hepatitis C, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort. Before taking Hailey, tell your doctor or one of our Patient Care Advisors the full list of recreational, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs you take, including herbal supplements. We’re here to help you find the best birth control method that suits your needs.
If you have a history of or are currently being treated for medical conditions like cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, let a Pandia Health Patient Care Advisor know. Depending on your personal history, Hailey might not be the best fit for you.
All medications pose a possible risk of allergic reaction, including Hailey birth control pills. The most common signs of an allergic reaction to Hailey including skin rash, itching, and dizziness. Serious allergic reactions to Hailey are very rare but include breathing difficulties and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat. Call 911 immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
Like all other oral contraceptive pills, Hailey does not protect you or your sexual partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, HIV, and gonorrhea.
Don’t take Hailey if you’re already pregnant. If you’re breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Hailey. Some ingredients in Hailey might pass into breast milk, reduce milk production, or possibly affect a nursing infant.
Hailey is easy to get at most pharmacies, as long as you have a doctor’s prescription for it. Young adult medicine specialist Dr. Sophia Yen founded Pandia Health because she wanted girls and women to have convenient, confidential access to birth control. We can connect you with a licensed doctor in a number of states and accept most major insurance carriers.
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The active pills in Hailey contain a combination of synthetic versions of the female hormones, progestin and estrogen. Taking these two hormones “tricks” your body into thinking its pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.
Hailey is super easy to use. For 21 days in a row, take one white active pill per day. For the next 7 days, take one brown inactive/placebo pill. It’s important that you take your pill at the same time every day. If you experience nausea or upset stomach, you might consider taking Hailey with food.
Hailey birth control pills won’t lead to long-term issues with infertility. When you reach the point in your life when you want to have a baby, simply stop taking Hailey (and let your doctor know). Within a cycle or two, your fertility should return to normal.
Want to learn more about the myths between birth control and infertility? Check out this video featuring Pandia Health CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen!