Gianvi is a combined oral contraceptive, meaning it contains a combination of two different hormones (an estrogen and a progestin). This prescription birth control pill works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. Common side effects include breast pain, headaches, and diarrhea. Gianvi is actually a generic version of Yaz.
What Is Gianvi?Gianvi™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive, also known as a birth control pill. It is approved for preventing pregnancy. It is also approved for treating acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Gianvi is a generic version of Yaz®.
(Click What Is Gianvi Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Gianvi may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with Gianvi include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory infections (such as the common cold)
- Breast pain
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Vaginal discharge
- Nausea or vomiting.
(Click Gianvi Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)