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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Pirmella 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 Pirmella to learn more, including information on who should not take this contraceptive.)
 

How Does This Contraceptive Work?

Pirmella is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill used today. It is a combined oral contraceptive because it contains a combination of two different types of hormones: an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). The hormones in Pirmella prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
 
Pirmella also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It 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.
 
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