Aubra Birth Control Pills
Table of Contents
- What are Aubra Birth Control Pills?
- Important Information
- How to Use Aubra Birth Control
- Aubra Side Effects
- Aubra Birth Control Reviews
What are Aubra Birth Control Pills?
Aubra birth control is a combination hormone medication that is taken orally to prevent pregnancy. Aubra contains two different female hormones: estrogen and progestin. If users follow the instructions on the package, the medication will effectively prevent a woman from ovulating (releasing an egg from the ovaries). In addition to preventing the release of an egg, this medication also causes changes to the lining of the uterus, which makes it unreceptive to the implantation of an egg (if by chance an egg becomes fertilized).
Besides preventing pregnancy, Aubra may be prescribed by your doctor if you are experiencing irregular periods, painful menstrual cramps, acne problems, or if you are at risk for ovarian cysts.
Although Aubra birth control is effective at preventing pregnancy, it does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases such as STI’s and HIV. Both female and regular condoms will help protect you from infections and should always be used during intercourse.
Before you begin taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have any allergies, especially to hormones (estrogen or progestin).
If you have a history of any of the following conditions, speak with your doctor or pharmacist before you take this medication:
- Blood clots
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal breast exam
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder problems
- Kidney or liver disease
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
Like other oral contraceptive, Aubra birth control pills should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The hormones in the medication can pass into breast milk and may cause harm to nursing infants. Consult your doctor before you start taking this medication.
How to Use Aubra Birth Control Pills
Before you start taking the birth control, speak with you doctor or pharmacist and follow the instructions provided. Aubra birth control is available in 21- or 28-day tablet packages. If your pack contains 28 tablets, there will be 21 active pills containing hormones, and 7 placebo pills that should be taken as reminder pills. Take 1 active pill everyday for 21 days. When all active pills are gone, take the 7 hormone-free pills for the remaining week. You will get your menstrual cycle during this week. When all 7 inactive pills are gone, start a new pack and repeat.
It is important to take this medication as directed by your physician. The amount of estrogen and progestin in each tablet varies, so you should take the pills in the correct order starting from day 1.
If you experience vomiting or diarrhea from taking this birth control, be sure to use a backup birth control method such as a condom or spermicide. If you have a weak stomach, you should take Aubra after your evening meal or at bedtime to prevent nausea.
Aubra Side Effects
Many people using this medication do not experience serious side effects. However, you may experience some Aubra side effects. The most common Aubra side effects include the following:
- Breast tenderness
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Weight gain
- Vision problems (especially if you wear contacts)
If you experience any of the symptoms below, stop using Aubra birth control and speak with your doctor about alternative methods of birth control.
- Heart attack symptoms – chest pain or pressure
- Liver problems – loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, tiredness, fever
- Swelling in hands, ankles, or feet
- Breast lumps
- Signs of a stroke – sudden numbness, severe headache, slurred speech
- Signs of blood clot – sudden vision loss, stabbing chest pain, coughing up blood
- Signs of depression – sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes
Aubra Birth Control Reviews
Users of this medication have rated Aubra a total of 3 out of 5 stars on drugs.com with a total of 186 Aubra birth control reviews.
There are also Aubra reviews on webmd.com, with an overall user rating of the following:
- Effectiveness: 4.28 out of 5
- Ease of use: 4.27 out of 5
- Satisfaction: 2.60 out of 5
Overall, there are mixed Aubra reviews from people that have used the birth control. Like any prescription, people may experience different side effects.
If you are interested in finding out more information about Aubra birth control pills, you should speak with your physician to find out if this medication is right for you.