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Balziva, a prescription birth control pill, works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the lining of the uterus, and altering the cervical mucus. This oral contraceptive comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once a day. It is important not to miss any doses, as this increases your risk of pregnancy. Possible side effects include breakthrough bleeding, breast tenderness, and headaches.

What Is Balziva?

Balziva (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It is a type of "monophasic" birth control pill, which means that there is only one strength of hormones in each pack (unlike biphasic or triphasic pills, which have different phases of pills that contain different strengths of hormones in each pack).
 
(Click What Is Balziva Used For? for more information on what Balziva is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, Balziva can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of birth control pills include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods).
     
(Click Side Effects of Balziva to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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