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More Info on Cryselle Indications

How Does Cryselle Work?

As mentioned, Cryselle is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains two different types of hormones: an estrogen and a progestin. The hormones in Cryselle prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. Cryselle changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Like most birth control pills, each pack of Cryselle contains 21 days of active pills (they contain the hormones), followed by 7 days of inactive pills with no active ingredients. This gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.
 

Is Cryselle Used in Children and Teens?

Cryselle is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

Is Cryselle Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Cryselle for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Cryselle uses include treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
     
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