A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Both Annovera and Annovera generic are a combination hormonal birth control ring that serves as a birth control alternative for women. Birth control rings are a different type of IUD (intrauterine) birth control method. The primary difference with the Annovera birth control ring is that it is an annual birth control ring.
This means that Annovera generic and Annovera provide a full 12 months of birth control before needing to be replaced. The only requirement is that you remove and wash it every 3 weeks of a month and then leave it out for the 4th week. Annovera provides 97% effective birth control and you can buy Annovera online.
Using the Annovera generic birth control ring is easy. The first thing you need to do is clean it by washing the ring with mild soap and lukewarm water and then patting it dry with a clean cloth towel or paper towel. Next, you’ll use your thumb and forefinger to squish the Annovera ring into a narrow oval shape.
It is best to be in a comfortable position to insert this annual birth control ring. For most women that’s a choice between lying down, squatting, or standing with 1 leg up on something of an appropriate height, like a toilet seat for example. Now you insert the Annovera generic birth control ring as far as possible.
From there you’re set. It can remain there for 3 weeks, but no longer than that. After 3 weeks you remove this birth control ring, wash it, and then leave it out for 1 week. Then repeat, and up to one year since your first cycle with Annovera.
The active ingredients in Annovera generic are segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol.
Be aware that Annovera is only a birth control medication that will prevent pregnancies with a 97% effectiveness rate. It will not provide protection against sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) if a woman chooses to have unprotected sex. Do not use Annovera generic if you are over the age of 35 and smoke cigarettes.
Use of the Annovera generic birth control ring is also associated with increased risks for blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Do not use this birth control method if you have a history of these conditions, have reduced blood flow to your brain (cerebrovascular disease) or reduced blood flow or blockage in any of the arteries that supply blood to your heart (cardiovascular disease), or any condition that makes your blood more likely to clot.
Women with uncontrollable high blood pressure should speak with their physician before beginning with Annovera. Other risks are blood clots, toxic shock syndrome, liver problems, high blood pressure, gallbladder problems, changes in the cholesterol and triglycerides levels in your blood, headache, or irregular or unusual vaginal bleeding and spotting between menstrual periods.
There is no known possibility of interactions related to the use of the Annovera birth control ring. However, it is always best to inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking when you discuss using Annovera with them.
Possible side effects related to use of the Annovera ring for birth control are uncommon, but may include headache / migraine, nausea / vomiting, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis), lower / upper abdominal pain, painful periods, vaginal discharge, urinary tract infection, breast pain / tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, diarrhea, and genital itching.
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