Question: Does Birth Control Count As A Prescription Medication?

Is a prescription needed for all types of birth control?

No, not for all types.

A lot of times, when people talk about “going on birth control,” they’re talking about using hormonal birth control — like the pill, the ring, the shot, and the patch.

You need a prescription to get those kinds of birth control.7 Jun 2012

Do you need doctor’s prescription for birth control?

You need a prescription for birth control pills. You can get a prescription from a doctor or nurse at a doctor’s office, health clinic, or your local Planned Parenthood health center. Most people don’t need pelvic exams in order to get birth control pills.

Is birth control a prescription medication?

Summary. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) are prescription medications that prevent pregnancy. Certain prescription medications may cause drug interactions. Some women experience various levels of side effects of birth control pills.13 Nov 2017

Why is birth control a prescription drug?

Emergency contraception (also known as the morning-after pill), which is taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, is already available over-the-counter without a prescription for women over 18. Birth control pills can increase the risk of blood clots in some women.20 Nov 2012

Are birth control pills sold over the counter?

An over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pill is finally on the horizon. All birth control pills – combined and progestin-only – are currently available by prescription only. Some states, such as California and Oregon, have enacted state laws allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal birth control.13 Jan 2017

Can walk in clinics prescribe birth control?

You can get a prescription for birth control from your health care provider, from a sexual health clinic, or from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services. Some walk-in clinics will also provide prescriptions for birth control.

Where can I get birth control for free?

Some free clinics and community health centers, like Planned Parenthood, offer low- or no-cost birth control.6 Dec 2018

What drugs affect birth control?

Some of these medications increase the breakdown of the hormones in birth control pills.

These drugs include:

  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol)
  • Felbamate (Felbatol)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • Phenobarbital (Luminal)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • Primidone (Mysoline)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)

4 Dec 2017

Can I write a prescription for myself?

While it’s not illegal for doctors to self-prescribe most types of medication (with the exception of controlled substances), researchers as well as the American Medical Association generally consider it a bad idea. For one, doctors aren’t the most objective prescribers when they’re treating themselves.29 Feb 2012

What are the most common birth control pills?

Common combination pill brand names include:

  1. Reclipsen.
  2. Safyral.
  3. Seasonale.
  4. Seasonique.
  5. TriNessa.
  6. Velivet.
  7. Yasmin.
  8. Yaz.

14 Mar 2016