Gianvi is a combination pill that is designed to prevent pregnancy and contains the hormones progestin and estrogen. Gianvi packs of 28-day tablets contain 24 light pink tablets and four inert white tablets.
Gianvi mainly works by preventing the release of an egg and preventing the attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. Gianvi thickens vaginal fluid to help prevent sperm from reaching the egg. This medication may also be used to treat PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and moderate acne. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Gianvi.
How Does Gianvi Work?
Gianvi is a contraceptive tablet taken by mouth at the same time every day. Gianvi is 99% effective when it is taken consistently and in the correct order. Store Gianvi at room temperature and away from sunlight. Gianvi does not protect against sexually transmitted disease.
Is Gianvi Easy To Get?
Gianvi is available by prescription at most pharmacies and may be covered by insurance; check with your provider.
Are There Any Precautions?
Gianvi can change your blood pressure, blood glucose, and potassium levels. Be sure to monitor blood pressure and blood sugar regularly. Gianvi may increase potassium levels. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking potassium supplements with this medication.
You may experience photosensitivity with this medication that may cause blotchy, dark areas on the face or skin. To avoid this, limit your time in the sun and use sunscreen whenever you're outdoors. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps.
You may experience trouble wearing your contact lenses or may develop vision problems if you are nearsighted. Contact your eye doctor if you experience any trouble with your vision.
Women with a history of depression or mood disorders are cautioned about using Gianvi as it may worsen your depression. Allergic reactions to this drug are rare. If you experience symptoms such as severe dizziness, itching or swelling (particularly of the tongue, face, or throat), rash, or trouble breathing, notify your doctor immediately.
Are There Any Side Effects?
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Breast tenderness.
- Fluid retention (swelling of the ankles or feet).
- Weight changes.
Most side effects are temporary and will dissipate after using the medication for a period of time. Although uncommon, serious side effects can occur. Watch for unusual changes in vaginal bleeding or symptoms of high potassium such as muscle weakness or irregular heartbeat. Serious complications are rare. Talk to your doctor about Gianvi if you've experienced blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.
Can I Get Pregnant While Taking Gianvi?
Gianvi is effective at preventing pregnancy if taken at the same time every day.
Is Gianvi The Same As Yaz?
Both Gianvi and Yaz contain the same active ingredients: 3 mg of drospirenone (progestin) and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol (estrogen).
Will My Depression Worsen While Taking Gianvi?
While worsening depression can be a side effect of taking Gianvi, it isn't common. Speak with your healthcare provider so that they can monitor your symptoms to determine if the medication is causing your depression to change.
What Else Should You Know About Gianvi?
Gianvi may have adverse reactions to other medications or supplements, especially those containing potassium. Gianvi is effective when taken at the same time every day. If you should miss a dose of Gianvi, or take your pill three hours later than usual, consider using a backup birth control method for the next 48 hours. If you missed more than one dose or you were late taking your medication more than once, use a backup birth control method until your next cycle.
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