Progesterone Only Oral Birth Control
SAFE FOR THOSE:
With Migraine w/ Aura
With High Blood Pressure
With High Risk for Heart Disease
Norethindrone 0.35 mg
Do NOT use if allergic to progesterone.
Micronor Nor Qd
Sometimes called a “mini-pill,” Tulana birth control is a type of oral contraceptive pill called a Progesterone Only Pill (POP). It’s mini but mighty! Tulana helps prevent unintended pregnancies by preventing sperm from reaching an egg and preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus (womb).
Tulana and other POPs are great birth control options for women who are breastfeeding, have high blood pressure or taking medications for blood pressure, have migraines with aura, at risk of blood clots, or can’t take any medications containing estrogen.
All medications come with at least some risk of side effects. Fortunately, the risk of Tulana side effects are low, and they tend to be mild and temporary if they do occur. The side effects of Tulana we hear about include headaches, acne, irregular periods, breast tenderness, nausea, ovarian cysts, and increased or decreased sex drive. These usually go away within a few months of starting Tulana.
Pandia Health CEO/Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen launched Pandia Health because she envisioned a world where girls and women have easy, affordable, and confidential access to birth control! She and the rest of our medical team can prescribe Tulana for about $30 per pack or as little as $0 with insurance. If you need an option other than Tulana, we can also prescribe generic equivalents like including Errin, Lyza, Heather, Sharobel, Deblitane, Camila, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Jolivette, or Jencycla
A few women taking Tulana or other hormone-based birth control pills may notice some mild increase in weight that is usually temporary. This is typically due to water retention instead of an actual increase in body fat. If you’re worried about weight gain due to changes in your appetite or increased munchies, lifestyle changes like exercise, diet, and good sleep can help!
Always talk to a doctor before taking any new medication, especially if you have a chronic health condition like cancer, heart disease, blood clotting, diabetes, or high blood pressure, or if you are currently being medically supervised. Like all medications, Tulana may interact with other drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, or street/recreational), including medications used to treat liver disease, breast cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, and seizures. Even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort may reduce Tulana’s effectiveness at preventing unwanted pregnancies.
The bottom line: always let your doctor or one of our Patient Care Advisors about all the medications and supplements you take before starting a new prescription with us.
It is super important to take Tulana (or any other type of POP) at the SAME TIME every day. Being late by just 3 hours means you will need to use emergency contraception if you’ve had heterosexual vaginal intercourse within five days. You should also avoid having sex for 48 hours after forgetting to take your pill at the correct time.
Don’t take Tulana if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients. You might not know this for sure, of course, but you can be aware of allergy symptoms including rashes, itching and dizziness. If you experience swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat, or have trouble breathing after taking Tulana, call 911 right away. While extremely rare, these could be signs of a serious allergy or adverse reaction.
Is hormone-based birth control right for you? This depends on your personal needs and medical history. Talk to your physician or one of our knowledgeable Patient Care Advisors before getting started on Tulana or any other oral contraceptive pill to make sure you’re making the best choice for your needs.
Tulana is available at most pharmacies and is easy to get with a doctor’s prescription. If you don’t currently have a doctor in your area whom you feel comfortable speaking with about birth control—or if you simply are interested in how private, confidential, and easy it is to order birth control pills online—give Pandia Health a try! We’ve developed partnerships with licensed doctors and birth control specialists in numerous states and accept most forms of insurance.
No insurance? No problem. We offer many flexible payment options! We also can help you save money on birth control, especially if you’re paying out of pocket, by offering you a wide range of generic equivalents to Tulana, including Lyza, Heather, Sharobel, Deblitane, Camila, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Errin, Jolivette, Jencycla.
Tulana prevents unintended pregnancies in several ways. First, it thickens vaginal and cervical fluid to make it harder for sperm to reach an egg. Tulana also changes the lining of the uterus so that it’s harder for an egg to attach (implant) if an egg does become fertilized. Tulana can also prevent an egg from getting released from the ovary (ovulation), although it only does this in about half of a woman’s cycles.
Women enjoy Tulana because it’s easy to use. You just take one pill at the same time every day. There aren’t any sugar nor placebo pills in Tulana or other POPs. Once you finish one pack, you simply start the next one on the very next day.
Even if you don’t want to get pregnant now, you might want to become pregnant in the future. The good news is, Tulana and other birth control pills won’t cause long-term fertility issues. Once you stop taking the medication, your normal fertility should return within about one or two cycles.
We have a video on birth control and fertility with our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen. Check it out!