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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

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

Desogestrel (progesterone) [0.15mg]

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

Kariva
Pimtrea
Simliya
Kimidess
Azurette
Bekyree

Name Brand

Mircette

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

Sprintec

Apri

Yasmin

Yaz

Norethindrone

Jolessa

New Questions

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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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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What is Viorele?

Viorele is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It 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. Viorele 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 Health 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.

How to use Viorele?

Viorele it’s super easy to use. Just take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Viorele before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, then comes 2 inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day, then there are 5 pills with 10 mcg of estrogen. Pandia Health doctors recommend starting the medication on days 3-5 of your menstrual period d because you will most likely have less spotting on your 1st pack.

Dosage

Viorele uses a blend of two hormones, estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg) and progestin (Desogestrel 0.15 mg).

Benefits of Viorele Birth Control

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Improves acne.

Viorele Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Viorele. 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. The risk is about 3-6 women out of 10,000 per year using the medication might get a blood clot.

Order Viorele Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Viorele at special request or another generic equivalent: Kariva, Pimtrea, Simliya, Kimidess, Azurette, or Bekyree for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

IS VIORELE A LOW DOSE BIRTH CONTROL?

This depends on your definition of low dose. In the old days, pills had 110mcg of estrogen and then 50 mcg. So, when research says low dose, they mean anything under 50 mcg of estrogen. When we say low dose at Pandia Health we mean anything less than 30 mcg of estrogen which is NOT good for your bones if you are under the age of 30 years old. We recommend that you use at least 30mcg if you are under 30 years old.

DOES VIORELE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Some women worry about weight gain when taking Viorele and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

ARE VIORELE AND KARIVA THE SAME?

TLDR: they’re the same except for colors and manufacturer. Viorele and Kariva birth control are both generic brands that have the same active ingredients and the same dosage: Ethinyl Estradiol (20 mcg) and Desogestrel (0.15 mg). They both have 28 tablets in each pack, 21 tablets of Ethinyl Estradiol (20 mcg) and Desogestrel (0.15 mg), 2 inactive pills with no hormones, and 5 pills with 10 mcg of estrogen.

See this video explaining  generic vs. brand

 

DOES VIORELE HELPS WITH ACNE?

Yes, Viorele can help with acne by reducing circulating androgen (testosterone) levels.  Androgens promote sebum production, an oil made by your skin. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores, which create breeding grounds for acne.

TLDR: Viorele reduces sebum production and thus acne.