• It is a birth control pill that contains two types of hormones, desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, and when taken properly, prevents pregnancy. It works by stopping a woman's egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization (pregnancy) is prevented.


  • For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. If you start on the first day of your period, you do not need to use back-up birth control the first week.

    Secondly, how effective is Apri birth control? Apri is up to 99% effective when taken at the same time every day without any missed doses. The more doses are missed, the less effective Apri birth control is.

    Secondly, can you get pregnant on Apri birth control?

    Yes. Although birth control pills have a high success rate, they can fail and you can get pregnant while on the pill. Certain factors increase your risk of getting pregnant, even if you****re on birth control. Keep these factors in mind if you****re sexually active and want to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

    What is the generic for Apri birth control?

    Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel.

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