If only you could put off getting a period for a few months, right? Meet Ethinyl Estradiol-Levonorgestrel biphasic extended cycle oral tablet: a combined hormone birth control pill that contains 84 active pills, meaning you won’t get a period for 84 days straight. Risks are similar to most combination pills: you shouldn’t use this product if you are sensitive to estrogen, smoke and are over 35, or have a history of blood clots or breast cancer. Remember, oral contraceptive pills do not protect against STIs (sexually transmitted infections)—only condoms do that!
If you are experiencing heavy periods or painful cramps, this medication 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 this medication make you gain weight?
Like most modern birth control pills, this medication 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 this medication cause 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.