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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Gianvi
Lo-Zumandimine
Loryna
Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Name Brand

Yaz

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

Sprintec

Viorele

Yasmin

Yaz

Norethindrone

Jolessa

New Questions

Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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What is Vestura?

Vestura is a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) with only 20mcg of ethinyl estradiol (estrogen). Our CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen does not recommend “low dose” pills for those aged 30 and under because it is not good for your bone density. It is better to be on a birth control pill with a minimum of 30 mcg of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) until you are 30 years old. Watch this video if you want more information. Instead, Dr. Yen recommends you use the slightly higher dose version of this medication = Yasmin and its generics.

Vestura 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. Vestura 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.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Heath Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Nikki at special request or another generic equivalent: Gianvi, Lo-Zumandimine, Drospirenone /Ethinyl estradiol or Jasmiel for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

Vestura Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Vestura. 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 such as blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Get Vestura Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. We have licensed, expert birth control doctors in every state we operate in. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Vestura is quite affordable because it’s a generic brand. You can also save by choosing one of several other Vestura generics, such as Gianvi, Lo-Zumandimine, Nikki, Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol, and Jasmiel.

No insurance? No problem. We also offer many payment options to fit your needs.

FAQ

Will Vestura Cause Weight Gain?

Very few women experience weight gain when taking Vestura. Vestura has a theoretical diuretic effect, meaning it helps shed water from the body.

Any Other Important Information About Vestura?

As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Vestura. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something as relatively harmless as St. John’s wort can cause Vestura to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer medications, HIV drugs, seizure medicines, and those used for chronic hepatitis C.

What Precautions Should I Be Aware of with Vestura?

Pretty much every kind of prescription birth control comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Vestura. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness,  or more serious symptoms of trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue. If you experience the latter, STOP the medication and call 911 or at least go to the emergency room.

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 Vestura. This is especially the case if you have cancer, heart disease, blood clotting, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

How Does Vestura Work?

Vestura uses a blend of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen. It’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.

Many women find that taking Vestura before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 24 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 4 days of inactive/placebo/sugar pills. These inactive/placebo pills with no hormones are there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day.

Does Birth Control Cause Infertility?

Some women worry that birth control pills like Vestura 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 about birth control and infertility.