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More Info on Balziva Indications

How Does It Work?

Balziva is a "combined" oral contraceptive, which means that it contains two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). Combined oral contraceptives are the most common type of birth control pills used today. Generally, combined oral contraceptives are more effective than progestin-only birth control pills.
 
Most importantly, the hormones in Balziva prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, the medication also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Balziva changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Lastly, Balziva alters the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 

Balziva Use in Children and Teens

Balziva is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

Off-Label Balziva Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Balziva for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, some off-label Balziva uses include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods.
     
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