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Side EffectsAs with any medicine, Zovia can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. 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 easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods.
Drug Interactions With ZoviaZovia can interact with several other medications (see Zovia Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Zovia if you have:
- A clotting disorder or have ever had a blood clot
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chest pain
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zovia and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Zovia and Breastfeeding).