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What Is Balziva Used For?

Balziva is used for preventing pregnancy. It is a prescription birth control pill that works by stopping ovulation, changing the lining of the uterus, and altering the cervical mucus. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label uses of the drug, such as treating heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menstrual periods, and irregular menstrual periods.

What Is Balziva Used For?

Balziva™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill, also known as an oral contraceptive (or simply "the pill"). Balziva is also a generic version of Ovcon® 35.
 

Balziva for Birth Control

Birth control pills are a popular form of contraception, for some very good reasons. Like most birth control pills, Balziva is easy to use, very effective, and also offers the following benefits:
 
  • Regular, predictable menstrual periods
  • Less menstrual pain
  • Lighter menstrual bleeding
  • A decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
     
Fortunately, women have a variety of different birth control options available to them today. No one birth control method is right for all women, and each particular method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are easier to use than others, and some are more effective than others. Some of the most commonly used birth control methods include:
 
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives (which contain a progestin and an estrogen) -- Most birth control pills, patches, and rings
     
  • Progestin-only contraceptives -- Some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
     
  • Periodic abstinence, sometimes known as natural family planning or the rhythm method -- Avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
     
  • Barrier contraceptives -- Condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and various other methods that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus
     
  • Spermicides -- Foams, jellies, gels, suppositories, and inserts
     
  • Withdrawal -- Removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation
     
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) -- Implanted devices that are both very effective and reversible
     
  • Surgical sterilization -- Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") or a vasectomy (for men).
     
Balziva falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). Birth control pills are often a great contraceptive choice for many women. However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take combined hormonal contraceptives (see Precautions and Warnings With Balziva for more information).
 
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently, otherwise they are much less effective. Importantly, Balziva does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Balziva, in order to prevent the transmission of STDs.
 
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