Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Levonogestrel (progesterone) [1 mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg]
Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.
Vienva birth control is a low dose prescription medication with 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 100mcg of levonorgestrel. Vienva prevents pregnancy and is an oral contraceptive pill.
Vienva works by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. Vienva also makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and makes it harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Vienva can reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (e.g., for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome), relieve painful heavy periods, and treat hormonal acne.
For women under the age of 30, Dr. Sophia Yen, the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health does NOT recommend low dose birth control pills like Vienva. This is because you need at least 30 mcg of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) for optimal bone health. If you’re younger than 30, Dr. Yen and our doctor team recommend taking slightly stronger versions of Vienva, including:
If Vienva is not the best choice for you, there are plenty of other options to choose from, including:
Vienva is easy to use. You take one white pill per day for 21 days in a row, then take a peach-colored inactive pill for seven days. Take your birth control pill at the same time every day to increase how well it will work. Also, when starting birth control pills for the first time, Pandia Health’s expert birth control doctors recommend using a backup form of birth control during the first week.
Vienva birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonogestrel (progesterone) [1 mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg].
The risk of experiencing negative side effects with Vienva is very low. It is possible for some women to experience mild side effects like headaches, nausea, spotting, bloating, water retention, and breast tenderness. Some women may also experience slight increases in blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Many women taking Vienva appreciate the beneficial side effects such as: lighter periods, fewer mood swings, and decreased acne.
It’s unlikely for someone to have serious side effects of Vienva birth control. In rare cases, Vienva may increase the risk of blood clots. Blood clots can happen in the lungs (causing chest pain and shortness of breath), in the stomach or legs (causing swelling and pain), or in the brain (causing a sudden and intense headache, double vision, and other symptoms).
Because cigarette smoking can increase the risk of serious birth control side effects, women taking Vienva should not smoke.
Pandia Health is the ONLY birth control delivery service founded and led by women, and with a doctor CEO. Dr. Yen created Pandia Health so those with uteri would have confidential and convenient access to the best birth control methods for their needs.
Our expert birth control doctors can prescribe Vienva or another generic equivalent (Vienva is a generic) for as little as $0 with insurance or $15 for a pack of pills.
It’s possible that taking Vienva and other birth control pills can contribute to small amounts of weight gain, but this is usually due to fluid retention rather than true body fat. Each person is different and most research shows that birth control pills do not cause weight gain.
Yes, Vienva is a combination pill that has estrogen and progesterone as active ingredients.
Estrogen containing birth control like Vienva may not be right for you, depending on your medical history. Tell your doctor if you have a history of health problems like epilepsy, cancer, heart disease, blood clots, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or high blood pressure.
Yes, both birth control pills are 20 mcg of Ethinyl Estradiol and 100mcg of levonorgestrel.
This depends on your definition of low dose. In the old days, pills had 110mcg of estrogen and then 50 mcg. So, when research says low dose, they mean anything under 50 mcg of estrogen. When we say low dose at Pandia Health we mean anything less than 30 mcg of estrogen which is NOT good for your bones if you are under the age of 30 years old. We recommend that you use at least 30mcg if you are under 30 years old.