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What Is Estarylla Used For?

How Does It Work?

Estarylla is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norgestimate). The hormones in Estarylla primarily prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).
 
However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Estarylla changes 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.

Is It Safe for Children and Teens to Use Estarylla?

Estarylla 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 Estarylla 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 uses for Estarylla 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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