Looking to skip your period? You’ve got it! If you suffer from PMDD, have unusually heavy periods, or simply prefer not to have a period every month, Amethia could be a good fit for you. It is similar to many other combination estrogen/progestin birth control pills, except that you take an estrogen/progestin pill a day for 84 consecutive days, followed by 7 days of estrogen-only pills, during which time you’ll get your period. Amethia is not considered safe for women over 35 who smoke or women with history of blood clots or breast cancer. Keep in mind that oral contraceptive pills do not protect against STIs like HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia—only condoms do that!
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Equivalent medicationsSeasonique, Camrese, Daysee, Ethinyl Estradiol-Levonorgestrel biphasic extended cycle oral tablet
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