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What Is Daysee Used For?

How Does This Contraceptive Work?

Daysee works to prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Daysee alters 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.
 
There is no reason why women need to have a monthly period while taking birth control pills. In fact, the "period" you experience while taking birth control pills isn't really a period at all. Because ovulation does not occur, the body does not prepare for a possible pregnancy by building up the lining of the uterus, so there is no need to shed the lining, as with a regular period. Instead, the "period" that occurs due to birth control pills is actually caused by a withdrawal of the hormones in the pills, which causes bleeding.
 

Can Children and Teens Use It?

Daysee 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 Daysee Uses?

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

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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