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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Apri and how does it work?
Apri is a combination hormone medication that is primarily used to prevent pregnancy. It does so by preventing the sperm and egg from attachment.
Other uses for this medication is to regulate periods, decrease pain and blood loss during periods, decrease the risk of ovarian cysts, and to help treat acne. Please note that Apri will not prevent the spread of STIs/STDs.
How do you use Apri?
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, at the same time with or without food, once daily. There are two options for pill packs, one with 21 tablets and one with 28 tablets.
21-day pack: Take one tablet daily for 21 days, then do not take any pills for 7 days, and then begin the next pack.
28-day pack: Take one tablet daily for 21 days, then take one “reminder” pill daily for 7 days, and then begin the next pack.
Continue with the next pill pack whether or not you have your period. You should only ever have one tablet a day and if you did not get your period, consult a doctor. If this is your first month using this medication, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work.
What are the side effects and risks of Apri?
When taking this medication, the user may experience:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Bloating, swelling of ankles/feet, weight change
- Breast tenderness
- Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting)
- Missed and/or irregular periods
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Increased risk of some hormone dependent tumours
Additionally, the user may experience breast lumps, mental/mood changes, severe stomach/abdominal pain, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding, dark urine, or yellowing eyes/skin. If any of these severe side effects occur, it is important to speak to a doctor as soon as possible.
How do I stop taking Apri birth control?
Apri may be stopped at anytime but speak with a doctor first. If Apri is stopped without finishing the current pill pack, it may cause an irregular menstrual cycle followed by bleeding or spotting. When an individual stops taking this medication, they will be able to become pregnant.
Who should not take Apri?
Apri should not be taken if you are pregnant, have active liver disease, eye lesions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, or have unexplained abnormal vaginal bleeding. It should also not be taken if an individual has had a heart attack,or breast cancer, or if they are allergic to desogestrel or ethinyl estradiol. Additionally, those who smoke and are over 35 years old should not be using Apri.
If you have any questions about the medication, you can speak to a doctor on Maple by registering for an account.