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What Is Pirmella Used For?

How Does It Work?

As mentioned, Pirmella is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill used today. It contains a combination of two different types of hormones: an estrogen and a progestin. 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.
 

Is It Safe for Children and Teens to Use Pirmella?

This drug 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.
 

What About Off-Label Uses?

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