Kariva is a combination-type birth control medication that prevents ovulation by changing vaginal fluids and the lining of the uterus to stop sperm from fertilizing an egg. Here at Nurx™, we often recommend Kariva because it can do so much more than preventing pregnancy. Kariva can also decrease blood loss and pain during menstruation while also decreasing your risk of ovarian cysts. Kariva is also used to treat hormone-based acne.See full product details
- How Is Kariva Used?
Your Kariva medication is shipped to you in an easy-to-use cycle pack dispenser with each day of the week listed. For the first three weeks, you will take 21 pills that contain estrogen and progestin. On days 22 and 23, you will take the non-active, reminder pills. Then, you will change to five days of estrogen-only pills. Your period should begin during the fourth week.
- Is Kariva Easy to Get?
Yes! Kariva is a popular oral birth control medication that is readily available at most pharmacies, including Nurx. You will need a prescription to order Kariva, though. We make it extremely easy, convenient, and discreet to obtain a prescription for Kariva by partnering with physicians in each of the states we service. You will receive your prescription right over the internet and your Kariva birth control medication right in your mailbox. Don't have insurance? No problem! Nurx ensures you have access to the birth control you need at a price that is affordable.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Kariva?
As with any new birth control medication, you should consult with your physician or a Nurx healthcare professional before beginning Kariva. Women who are postpartum may be at a slightly increased risk of some diseases such as thromboembolism. Additionally, you should use alternative contraception until you have taken Kariva for a minimum of seven days. Allergic reactions, although extremely rare, are possible. If you have any symptoms including itching, rash, facial swelling, or trouble breathing, stop using Kariva immediately and seek medical care.
- Are There Any Side Effects of Kariva?
The occurrence of side effects when taking the correct dosage of Kariva are uncommon but might include nausea, vomiting, weight changes, gastrointestinal symptoms, migraine, and breast tenderness. Severe side effects are extremely rare but might include blood clots, gallbladder disease, heart disease, and thrombophlebitis. It can be scary hearing about these side effects. However, it is important to keep in mind that most women will enjoy the benefits of birth control medications rather than experience adverse effects.
- Can I Take Kariva With Other Medications?
Yes. Kariva is generally considered a safe birth control medication that can be taken with other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. However, you should always inform your medical provider or Nurx healthcare professional of all medications and supplements that you are taking. Some medications, such as aromatase inhibitors and medications used to treat chronic hepatitis C, can interact with Kariva. Additionally, some medications such as St. John's wort and HIV drugs can reduce the effectiveness of Kariva and its ability to prevent pregnancy.
- Will Kariva Prevent Pregnancy?
Kariva is a medication that is used to prevent pregnancy. The best way to ensure the effectiveness of Kariva is to create a schedule and then to take it at the same time every day. If you miss an active dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you miss more than one dose, consult with a doctor or Nurx healthcare professional and use alternative contraception.