Aviane is an oral contraceptive that uses a combination of hormones to help prevent pregnancy. We at Nurx love Aviane for its wealth of benefits, which include a lighter, more regular period and a lower risk of ovarian cysts. Aviane helps prevent ovulation, making sure there’s no egg present to be fertilized. Even if you do ovulate, Aviane makes the vaginal fluid thicker and changes the lining of your uterus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg and helping prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Aviane at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Lutera for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
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- Does Aviane Protect Against STDs?
Aviane doesn’t offer protection against STDs, STIs, or HIV.
- How Do I Take Aviane?
Each pack contains 21 active pills and 7 inactive reminder pills that help you stay in your routine of taking a pill every day. You should immediately go from one pack to the next. Do not skip any days.
- Can I Take Aviane With Other Medications?
Always tell your doctor about other medications that you’re on before you start taking Aviane. Certain drugs can make your birth control less effective. These include:
- St. John’s Wort
- Seizure medications
- HIV medications
Other drugs that can interact with Aviane include aromatase inhibitors, tamoxifen, ospemifene, tizanidine, tranexamic acid, and some combination drugs used to treat chronic hepatitis C.
- What Are the Side Effects of Aviane?
Some of the more common side effects associated with Aviane include headaches, bloating, nausea, vomiting, weight changes, and breast tenderness. When you start taking Aviane, you may experience irregular periods or spotting between periods. These should resolve within three months.
As with all birth control, there are more serious, though uncommon, side effects associated with Aviane. These include depression, anxiety, jaundice, chest pain, blurred vision, increased heart rate, unusual weakness or fatigue, abdominal pain, and stomach pain. If you experience these side effects, you should talk with your doctor immediately.
- What Precautions Should I Take With Aviane?
Monitor your blood pressure while taking Aviane. Though unlikely, this drug can increase your blood pressure. You should talk to your doctor if you experience consistently high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, you should carefully monitor your blood sugar while taking this pill, as it can affect your blood sugar levels.
Oral contraceptives such as Aviane can increase your risk of blood clots. If you experience symptoms of a blood clot, such as a severe migraine, sudden dizziness, confusion, or pain in the chest, jaw, and/or left arm, you should talk to your doctor immediately. If you are planning to take a long flight or participate in another activity that requires you to sit or lay down for a long period of time, talk with your doctor. Aviane can increase your risk of blood clots in these situations.
- Is Aviane Easy to Get?
Yes! Aviane is easy to get with a prescription and is covered by most insurance companies. Nurx works with a network of doctors in every state where we offer our services. All you need to do is have your doctor send your prescription to us, and we will take care of the rest. We’ll even handle refills, automatically shipping them to your door.
Aviane is a generic form of Alesse. If your insurance doesn’t cover this particular pill, or if you’re looking for another alternative, you can look at several similar generics. Options include Delyla, Falmina, Larissia, Lutera, Orsythia, Sronyx, and Vienva. Your doctor can help you find the pill that’s right for you, and Nurx will help you get your medication easily.
- How Does Aviane Work?
You must take Aviane at the same time every day to help prevent pregnancy. If you take your pill late or miss a pill, this drug becomes less effective. In these cases, you should use a backup method of birth control as directed by your physician.