Meet the birth control that lasts a year

Amethia

Amethia

Amethia is a hormonal combination birth control pill that uses estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. If you’ve been wanting to have fewer periods, this pill can be a great option for you since it will allow you to skip your period for 3 months.

Birth control type

Combination Pill

Quantity

84 combined hormone pills + 7 estrogen only pills

Price

$25/month or free with most insurance

Brand

Watson Pharma, Inc.

Also known as

Ashlyna

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Birth control type

Combination Pill

Quantity

84 combined hormone pills + 7 estrogen only pills

Price

$25/month or free with most insurance

Brand

Watson Pharma, Inc.

Also known as

Ashlyna

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FAQ

Does Amethia help with heavy periods?

If you are experiencing heavy periods or painful cramps, Amethia can make your symptoms less severe. Our doctors are here to help - if you have heavy periods, let us know in the consultation so our doctors can make sure you find the right fit.

Does Amethia make you gain weight?

Like most modern birth control pills, Amethia lacks estrogen levels that are high enough to cause weight gain. Abundant recent evidence shows that there is no causal link between modern birth control and weight gain (aside from the shot, Depo Provera). If weight gain is a concern for you or you experience it after starting birth control, reach out to us so our doctors can discuss your options with you.

Does Amethia help with acne?

Birth control has long been prescribed as treatment for acne. If acne is a concern for you, let us know in the consultation and our doctors will help you find the right brand for you.

How long after I start taking Amethia am I fully protected against pregnancy?

Amethia is effective right away if you start taking it within 5 days after the start of your last period. If you start taking combination birth control pill anytime after the 5th day of your cycle, you won’t be protected against pregnancy for 7 days. During these 7 days, you should use backup contraception (like condoms) during vaginal sex, since there is still a possibility you could get pregnant.

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