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If you are a woman seeking a highly effective form of birth control, you may be interested in Kariva® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol), an oral contraceptive. This medication is available by prescription only and comes in the form of a tablet that must be taken every day. It's important to take this pill consistently, as missing doses increases your risk of unintentional pregnancy.
 
Birth control pills, including Kariva, have the potential to cause side effects. However, most women are able to take them without any problems. Some of the most commonly reported reactions include:
 
  • Nausea
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Breast tenderness.
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(To learn more about this product, click Kariva. This article explains how birth control pills work and talks in greater depth about side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.)
 
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