Zovia 1/50 is a hormone-based birth control pill that contains estrogen and progestin. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg during ovulation. This medication also changes the cervical mucus and lining to avoid conception.
- How Does Zovia 1/50 Work?
Zovia 1/50 is a daily birth control pill that should be taken at the same time each day. For the first 21 days, you will take a pink pill which contains the active hormones. Then, you will switch to seven days of white pills which do not contain any active ingredients and are meant to be taken as a reminder.
- Is Zovia 1/50 Easy to Get?
Yes! Zovia 1/50 uses a common method to prevent pregnancy, making it a popular choice of birth control medication. Here at Nurx™, we often recommend it for its low dosage of estrogen and its ability to treat acne. Zovia 1/50 does require a prescription, though. Fortunately, at Nurx™, we partner with licensed healthcare providers all over the country who can help you get one. After you speak with a Nurx™ doctor, we will conveniently and discreetly ship your birth control right to your door.
Nurx™ also accepts most insurance plans. If you don't have health insurance, one of our healthcare professionals can help you choose a generic version that better fits in your budget.
- What Precautions Should I Know Before Taking Zovia 1/50?
Although rare, an allergic reaction to the active ingredients in Zovia 1/50 is possible. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. Your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you determine your risk of having an allergic reaction.
Zovia 1/50 may also increase your blood pressure or blood sugar levels. If you have a history of high blood pressure or are diabetic, your doctor may want to monitor your levels more closely.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Zovia 1/50?
There is always a slight risk of side effects when taking a hormone-based birth control medication. Fortunately, they are uncommon and many of the symptoms experienced are mild including tender breasts, headache, nausea, and fluid retention. Serious side effects are rare but have been reported by some women. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience mood changes, breast lumps, blood clots, weakness in one side of the body, or vision changes.
Hearing about the potential side effects can be overwhelming when considering a new medication. Discussing your health history with your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional can help you determine your risk. Many women have also reported positive side effects when taking Zovia 1/50 including lighter periods and a decreased occurrence of ovarian cysts.
- Can I Take Zovia 1/50 With Other Medications?
Generally, yes. However, at Nurx™, we always recommend discussing your current medication and supplement usage with a healthcare professional before beginning any new medication. Some drugs like aromatase inhibitors and chronic Hepatitis C medications may interact with Zovia 1/50. Other medications like St. Johns wort, seizure medications, and HIV drugs can also interfere with Zovia 1/50's ability to prevent pregnancy.
- Does Zovia 1/50 Help With Acne?
Zovia 1/50 has shown to be effective in treating hormone-based acne. It helps to regulate the body's hormones that are responsible for acne.
- What Happens If I Miss a Dose of Zovia 1/50?
If you miss an active dose of Zovia 1/50, take it as soon as you remember and then continue on with your normal schedule. If you miss more than one dose, discuss your options with your doctor. In the meantime, use another form of birth control.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.