Generic Name: Ethynodiol diacetate and Ethinyl estradiol

Zovia is a prescription birth control pill that prevents pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation. It is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains two different types of hormones which are an estrogen and a progestin.

Zovia has the active ingredient of ethynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol which is a prescription birth control pill. It comes in two different strengths: Zovia 1/35 and Zovia 1/50. Compared to most other birth control pills that are currently available, Zovia 1/50 contains more estrogen. The primary use of Zovia is to prevent pregnancy. However, there are also many other Zovia uses, including the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding and painful menstrual periods. The drug works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. It is only approved for use in adult and adolescent females who have started their menstrual periods.

How to Use Zovia Pills

  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take Zovia with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • It is important to take Zovia every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that is easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • Each pack of Zovia contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away. You will probably start your period sometime during the last seven days of the pack.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week.

Cautions before use Zovia Pills

  • Zovia may also slightly increase the risk of breast cancer or cervical cancer.
  • Hormonal contraceptives like Zovia may make gallbladder disease worse.
  • Zovia may increase blood sugar, particularly in women with diabetes.
  • Combined oral contraceptives like Zovia increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.
  • Zovia may increase the risk of benign or noncancerous liver tumors.
  • Zovia can increase your blood pressure.

Zovia Pills Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Zovia are as follows:

  • Vaginal irritation or infection
  • Headaches
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Vaginal secretions
  • Sinus infection
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of a stroke

Zovia Pills Interactions and Overdose

When certain medications, such as barbiturates, protease inhibitors, or modafinil, are taken while using Zovia, negative reactions may occur. These can reduce the effectiveness of Zovia and increase your risk of pregnancy, but you may also develop certain side effects. Other medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Zovia include cyclosporine, rifamycin antibiotics, aprepitant, and certain seizure medications.

Women are not likely to use more than one Zovia, and children are not likely to accidentally consume Zovia. Overdose treatment may involve medical supportive care.


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