Xulane

Xulane

Xulane is a combination hormonal birth control patch that only needs to be changed once per week. A new patch is applied each week for three weeks, and the fourth week is patch-free (but you’ll still be protected from pregnancy).

Birth control type

Patch

Price

$130/month or $0 copay with most insurance

Quantity

3 active patches

Brand

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Risks

  • Do not take if you have a family history of blood clots.
  • Not suitable for smokers over 35.
  • Increased risk for blood clots.
  • Increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

Side Effects

  • Spotting between periods
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore breasts
  • Headaches
  • Change in sex drive
  • Abdominal pain
  • Moodiness
  • Painful periods
  • Skin irritation at the site of the patch

Benefits

  • Less painful periods
  • Only have to worry about it once each week
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Birth control type

Patch

Price

$130/month or $0 copay with most insurance

Quantity

3 active patches

Brand

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Risks

  • Do not take if you have a family history of blood clots.
  • Not suitable for smokers over 35.
  • Increased risk for blood clots.
  • Increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

Side Effects

  • Spotting between periods
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore breasts
  • Headaches
  • Change in sex drive
  • Abdominal pain
  • Moodiness
  • Painful periods
  • Skin irritation at the site of the patch

Benefits

  • Less painful periods
  • Only have to worry about it once each week

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FAQ

Does Xulane help with heavy periods?

If you are experiencing heavy periods or painful cramps, Xulane 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 Xulane make you gain weight?

Like most modern birth control pills, Xulane 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 Xulane 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.

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