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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg]

Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.

Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Syeda
Zumandimine
Nikki
Loryna
Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Name Brand

Yaz

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

Sprintec

Apri

Viorele

Yasmin

Yaz

Norethindrone

Jolessa

New Questions

Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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What is Gianvi?

Gianvi is a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Our CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen does not recommend “low dose” pills for those aged 30 and under because it is not good for your bone density. It is better to be on a birth control pill with a minimum of 30 mcg of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) until you are 30 years old. Watch this video if you want more information. Instead, Dr. Yen recommends you use the slightly higher dose version of this medication = Yasmin and its generics.

Gianvi prevents 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.

Gianvi 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.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs)IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

How to use Gianvi

Gianvi is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Gianvi before bedtime or just after their 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 with no hormones. The inactive/placebo/bleeding week pills are there to help you in the habit of taking your pill every day.

Dosage

Portia birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Drosperinone 3mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen).

Benefits of Gianvi

  1. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  2. Improves acne.
  3. You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page

Gianvi Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Gianvi. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented such as blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well. These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Order Gianvi Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Gianvi has been discontinued but Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe another generic equivalent: Syeda, Zumandimine, Ocella, Drospirenone /Ethinyl estradiol, for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $16/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

HOW EFFECTIVE IS GIANVI BIRTH CONTROL?

Gianvi is as effective as any other birth control pill. Because of the fewer days on placebo (4 vs 7), it has a lower risk of breakthrough ovulation. 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).

IS GIANVI THE SAME AS YAZ?

Yes, both medication has the same active ingredients (Drosperinone 3 mg and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg).

DOES GIANVI CAUSE ACNE?

No. In fact, Gianvi can help with acne by reducing circulating androgen (testosterone) levels.  Androgens promote sebum production, an oil made by your skin. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores, which create breeding grounds for acne.

TLDR Gianvi reduces sebum production and thus acne.

WILL GIANVI CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Very few women experience weight gain when taking Gianvi. Gianvi has a theoretical diuretic effect, meaning it helps shed water from the body.

HOW MUCH IS GIANVI WITHOUT INSURANCE?

Gianvi has been discontinued. Equivalent generics have an affordable cash price, as low as $16/pack (minimum 3 packs).

DOES GIANVI STOPS YOUR PERIOD?

No, Gianvi 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 Giavi for it. Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.