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What Is Sronyx Used For?

How Does Sronyx Work?

Most importantly, the hormones in Sronyx prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. Sronyx 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. Lastly, Sronyx alters the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
Like most birth control pills, each pack of Sronyx contains 21 days of active pills (that contain the hormones) followed by 7 days of inactive pills (with no active ingredients). This gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.

Sronyx Use in Children and Teens

Sronyx 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.

Off-Label Sronyx Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Sronyx for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Sronyx uses include the 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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