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More Info on Indications for Myzilra

How Does This Contraceptive Work?

Myzilra is a combined oral contraceptive, which means it contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (levonorgestrel). Combined oral contraceptives are the most commonly used type of birth control pill. In general, combined oral contraceptives are more effective than progestin-only birth control pills.
Myzilra primarily prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It alters 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.
As a triphasic birth control pill, Myzilra contains three different "phases" of pills in each pack, plus the last week of pills that do not contain any active ingredients. Each week has a different amount of hormones. This is why it is important to take the pills in the correct order.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Myzilra?

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

Off-Label Uses for Myzilra

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than contraception. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Myzilra 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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