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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Pimtrea if you have:
   
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Pimtrea to learn more, including information on who should not take the contraceptive.)
 

How Does Pimtrea Work?

Pimtrea is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it is a birth control pill that contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (desogestrel). The hormones in Pimtrea prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
 
This drug also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Pimtrea 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.
 
Most traditional birth control pills have 21 days of active pills that 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. Pimtrea has only two inactive tablets, plus five tablets with ethinyl estradiol, for the last week of the pack. These extra days with ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen) may decrease breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between periods).
 
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