What is Loryna?
Loryna is a combined oral contraceptive which contains both estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol) and progesterone (Drospirenone). Commonly referred to as “the pill,” it is a common and effective method of preventing pregnancy. Loryna is also prescribed for the treatment of acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
How does Loryna work?
The naturally occurring hormones in Loryna, estrogen and progesterone, work to prevent pregnancy through three actions. Loryna suppresses ovulation, thickens the mucus lining the cervix, or entrance to the womb, and changes the lining of the uterus, or womb. All of these actions prevent fertilization of an egg.
Loryna helps to reduce acne by interrupting the circulation of hormones called androgens. Overproduction of these hormones can lead to worsening of acne by causing changes in the sebaceous glands of the skin. Loryna is successful in balancing these hormones and reducing the severity of acne.
How effective is Loryna?
When taken correctly, Loryna is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. This means that fewer than one woman out of 100 women who use Loryna for contraception will get pregnant in one year. Other methods of birth control, such as the IUD and implant, may be more effective than Loryna.