Aviane is a ‘low dose’ combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Aviane works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Aviane is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More
It’s very easy to use!
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Aviane before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects.
After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills that are in there to keep you in the habit of taking them.
If you do miss one active pill , take two pills as soon as you remember. Then, continue to take one active pill for the rest of the pill pack. If you miss two active pills in a row take two pills per day for two days. However, if you miss three active pills in a row, do not take the missed pills. Instead you should use a back up birth control method for at least 7 days. Note that you may experience some bleeding or spotting if you miss three pills in a row. Continuously missing doses could lead to oral contraceptive failure.
Remember that Aviane cannot be used to prevent HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. In order to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, always use condoms when having sexual intercourse.
Aviane birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 0.10 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen).
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Aviane.
Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Aviane because it may decrease breast milk production. Those who wear contact lenses may experience blurred vision. Breakthrough bleeding may occur when starting this medication.
Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as developing blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest (severe shortness of breath and chest pain), blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), and developing blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
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Aviane is as effective as any other birth control pill. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).
Pretty much every medication comes with a tiny risk of an allergic reaction, including Aviane. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, and dizziness. If you experience trouble breathing or swollen lips, throat, or tongue, seek out emergency medical help immediately.
You shouldn’t smoke anyway, but especially not if you’re taking birth control pills containing estrogen like Aviane. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious side effects like blood clots, especially in women who are older than 35.
Depending on your medical history, hormone-based oral contraceptives may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Aviane, especially if you’ve had certain risk factors such as severe headaches, breast cancer, liver cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Aviane should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Aviane or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health. No insurance? No problem! We offer many payment options to fit your needs. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Aviane is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand. You can save money as well by choosing any other Aviane’s generics.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Aviane is quite affordable because it’s a generic brand being $25 per pack. You can also save by choosing one of several other Aviane generics, such as Aubra, Larissia, Orsythia, Falmina, Vienva, Lutera. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
No, Aviane birth control does not stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you will have a bleed on the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo week). If you want to skip your period you can use Aviane for it when you skip the placebo week and immediately start a new pack. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.
Before starting Aviane, tell your doctor of any other medications (recreational drugs, over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, supplements, or other drugs) you are already taking, as there may be increased risk of pregnancy due to certain drug interactions lowering the level of female hormones (estrogen) in your body. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up while taking this medication. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, chronic hepatitis C, and diabetes medications.
If you take the pill every day at the same time, the chances of getting pregnant while taking Aviane are low. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).