Balziva is Teva Pharmaceutical’s generic version of Ovcon-35. We highly recommend it for those just getting started on oral contraceptives since Balziva offers a dosage that’s not too light and not too heavy. This makes it easy to adjust your dosage if you experience any negative effects. Balziva is best for nonsmokers under 35. Do not take if you have a family history of blood clots.See full product details
- Will Balziva Cause Weight Gain?
There's a widespread myth that birth control causes weight gain, but that's all it is — a myth. Studies have shown that there's no direct connection between birth control and weight gain. It's most likely water retention and bloating that's to blame for this misconception.
- What Precautions Should I Consider Before Taking Balziva?
Most birth control pills come with a slight chance of an allergic reaction, though the odds are slim. Possible symptoms include rashes, hives, itching, dizziness, trouble breathing and swelling of the tongue, lips, or throat. Also, Balziva may not be for you if there are certain things in your medical history. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clotting issues, cancer, and HIV. It's important to discuss your medical history with your family doctor or knowledgeable Nurx consultant before taking Balziva.
- How Does Balziva Work?
By introducing progestin and estrogen into your system, Balziva causes your body to believe it's already pregnant. This will help prevent actual pregnancy. Simply take a pill once a day at the same time each day. Take your pill at dinnertime or just before bed to help keep stomach upset to a minimum.
- Does Birth Control Cause Depression?
Many forms of depression have been connected with hormone imbalances. While it's possible that birth control pills can cause mood swings, there's also a good chance that they will steady your emotions (especially around your period). Allow a few months for your body to adapt to Balziva, and if you experience any emotional discomfort, consider switching to a different pill.
- Anything Else I Should Know Before Starting?
Some substances can interact negatively with Balziva or cause it to become less effective at preventing pregnancy. These include prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds, supplements, and recreational drugs. Be sure to discuss anything you're currently taking with your physician or Nurx advisor before you begin taking Balziva. There's a higher risk involved when you take certain medications. Specifically, drugs taken for cancer, depression, seizures, chronic hepatitis C, or HIV (including aromatase inhibitors) should be discussed with a medical professional before taking any type of hormone-based birth control.
- How Difficult Is It to Get?
Balziva is available at most pharmacies all across the country. It is a prescription drug, however. Nurx is a great choice for women of all ages since we combine the convenience of online shopping with our partnerships with real doctors. They can recommend a birth control pill and provide a prescription right over the internet. Paying for Balziva is also a snap since we accept many insurance providers and are constantly working on expanding our list. If your insurance doesn't cover Balziva, not to worry — our competitive pricing makes it easy to pay out-of-pocket.