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How Does Caziant Work?

The hormones in Caziant prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. Caziant 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.
 
The drug also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Caziant is a triphasic birth control pill, which means that there are three different "phases" of pills in each pack, plus the last week of tablets with no active ingredients. Each week has a different amount of the progesterone hormone. This is why it is important to take the pills in the correct order.
 

Can Children and Teens Use Caziant?

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

Is Caziant Used for Off-Label Reasons?

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