KARIVA Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 075863/001.

Names and composition

"KARIVA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of DESOGESTREL and ETHINYL ESTRADIOL.

Answered questions

How do you take Kariva?
I am confused about the green and blue pills. Also what are some positive and negative effects of this birth control. Asked by Sydney Batcheller 5 months ago.

Kariva is a little different than other birth control pills. It is a biphasic pill, meaning that the hormone levels change twice during the pill pack, but it has a shorter placebo interval. The placebo interval is the number of days you take placebo (or inactive) pills, and it is during this time that withdrawal bleeding (what some call their period) would start. In most pill packs, the placebo period is usually at the end of the pill pack, whereas with Kariva it is in the middle of the pack (those green pills). A Kariva pill pack consists of 21 white active pills, 2 light-green inactive pills, then 5 light-blue active pills. Even though the light-blue pills are considered "active" pills, they are only considered active because they contain a small amount of hormones. These light-blue pills, as well as the light-green placebos, are not vital to take. If you miss one of the green or blue pills, just throw the missed pill out and continue with your pack. IT IS important that you make sure to take your white pills every day and around the same time, because these are the active pills that make your birth control pill effective. The patient information leaflet that came with your pills should give you more information on this. I've never taken Kariva myself, but I'm familiar with it. And I've known women that have taken it. Just like any birth control pill, there are those that love it and those that hate it. I've heard women praise it for the shorter periods, and I've heard women curse it for the migraines it caused them. Answered by Marian Kernes 5 months ago.


About kariva birth control?
i have been on that birth control for almost 4 months.. i still have my period and its heavier and it lasts 7 days and before i was on birth control it lasted days n was a lot lighter. does anyone know anything about kariva? Asked by Lenard Sitra 5 months ago.

I was on Kariva for two months and had lots of problems with it. I started getting frequent headaches (which turned into migraines) and terrible moodiness. My periods were much lighter, but I had breakthrough bleeding almost the entire month. Basically, I started bleeding during week 1 of the pack and stopped about two days before my period would start. So I pretty much bled the whole month. I wish I could give you better info about Kariva, but this is just my experience with it. As for the periods, however, they actually were lighter for me, even though I bled during the month as well. I hope this helps, sorry it's not very encouraging :(. If you're looking to try something else, I suggest the Nuva Ring. I switched from Kariva to the ring and I've had a wonderful experience with it. My side effects have almost completely gone away, and I haven't had ANY mid-cycle bleeding. No more headaches, not as much moodiness, etc. I definitely recommend it :). Best of luck! Answered by Susie Theim 5 months ago.

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I've been taking Kariva 28 day birth control is it ok to skip a period??
the same thing happened to me. I tried to skip before, & it didn't work. The bad part about it is...I live in Michigan, & there's no way for me to get a new pack of pills. are there any other ways to skip my period without having to have another pack or no? The inactive ones are the 2 green ones... Asked by Kiera Zettler 5 months ago.

I've been taking Kariva for about a year now, I take it every day at the same time. I'm on my last couple days of active pills and I want to skip my period. I've been in South Carolina for 3 weeks (away from my boyfriend) & I'm supposed to be on my period when I get home. (I think you get the point). Is it safe to skip this period...if so, how do I go about it. Thanks for any advice. Answered by Karleen Lazenson 5 months ago.

the same thing happened to me. I tried to skip before, & it didn't work. The bad part about it is...I live in Michigan, & there's no way for me to get a new pack of pills. are there any other ways to skip my period without having to have another pack or no? The inactive ones are the 2 green ones right? I'm horrible when it comes to this stuff. Answered by Ami Niedermayer 5 months ago.

i took kariva birth control for awhile and i tried to do the skip thing, but it didn't work because kariva is a low dose estrogen pill....you can try it might work for you, but the way you do it is to continue to take the active pills instead of the inactive ones. good luck you're chances of skipping your period are slim to none if you don't have a new active pack of pills.... maybe your doctor can call in your prescription or you can call your regular pharmacy and see if they'll send a copy of your prescription to wherever you are in michigan. but for the future, if you want skip periods successfully, i would look into a different birth control pill Answered by Bronwyn Mades 5 months ago.

Yes it is ok. Just skip the sugar pills row and start a new pack. Nowadays it is done for 3 to 4 months in a row. Advertised on commercials a lot now. But yes, you will be fine. The sugar pills are the last row. It would be the seven pills that are a different color then the other 21 pills. Call your doctors office for a refill, you will need to have the phone# of the pharmacy. Also when I say skip that row, I also mean for you just to contnue taking the regular pills instead Answered by Yessenia Bertinetti 5 months ago.

i'm on tri cyclen lo so i'm not sure but i looked it up for you. go there it should help you. good luck! Answered by Deangelo Guntert 5 months ago.


Has anybody taken Kariva before? Are there bad side effects?
I started taking Kariva on Sunday, and I'm kind of nervous about the side effects. I've never taken birth control before, but my older sister said she got pretty depressed when she started taking it (she wasn't taking Kariva, it was some other brand). Are there any side effects that anybody noticed while taking it?... Asked by Marianela Bennard 5 months ago.

I started taking Kariva on Sunday, and I'm kind of nervous about the side effects. I've never taken birth control before, but my older sister said she got pretty depressed when she started taking it (she wasn't taking Kariva, it was some other brand). Are there any side effects that anybody noticed while taking it? Thanks for your help. Answered by Lupe Taubman 5 months ago.

I have been on Kariva for over two years and have had no horrible side effects. Everyone's body is different, so you may have a completely different experience than someone else. The only side effect I experienced was my boobs grew a tad. The good side effects were that my acne got alot better and my periods are light with no cramps practically at all. People that generally experience bad side effects usually suffer from depression, like your sister, decreased libido, difficulty lubricating vagina naturally, and mood swings. If you begin to notice any negative side effects that make you think the cons outweight the benefits then just ask your doctor to let you try a different brand, and you may do alot better. Don't be scared, when I read other people's experiences before I started the pill, I practically had an anxiety attack, and thought about throwing the prescription away.. But I did and I've had barely any problems...unless you consider having bigger boobs, less acne, and nice light periods a problem! Answered by Ferne Salce 5 months ago.

well ortho tri cyclen generic form of it i had bad migraines and had to stop it - i have yet to try it again but am going to next month when my period starts -- good luck Answered by Ricky Latin 5 months ago.


When should your period come when taking Kariva birth control?
This is my first month using Kariva and just this sunday I started the light blue pills, and Tuesday I took the first dark blue pill, I had sex last weekend, the weekend I started the light blue pill, but we used a condom, my period hasn't come and I took the 2nd dark blue pill last night... could I be pregnant? Asked by Raymond Mckasson 5 months ago.

Every woman is different when it comes to birth control. Unless you've been on birth control consistently before starting Kariva (or any new BCP), it is recommended that you use a back up form of contraceptive until you have gone one full cycle with the pills- meaning from the first white pill of the first pack to the first white pill of the second pack. This way you've ensured that you've built up enough hormones in your system to trigger its effects and not get pregnant. However, if the egg was fertilized the introduction of the hormones would probably inhibit implantation of the fertilized egg so it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. Kariva, in my opinion, was the best birth control pill I took. I took Ortho Tricyclene and I used the injection form, Depo Provera. I had a Sunday to Saturday week so I took the first blue pill on Sunday and usually got my period Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning. But your body might be different. Your period is triggered by the drop off in the hormone levels from taking the placibo pills (blue pills) so the start of your period would depend on how fast the hormone levels drop. You really can't control this but if you go the whole week and don't get your period, see a doctor. You might not be pregnant but you're body might not be handling the pills well. Answered by Adriene Magleby 5 months ago.


I have been using kariva birth control i have missed my period, taken two pregnancy test have been negative?
Asked by Janice Butor 5 months ago.

Kariva has a shortened placebo pill interval. This makes it more likely you will skip a period. If you have been taking it properly, you shouldn't be pregnant. If you are worried though, talk to your doctor and maybe swap to a pill with a longer interval, that will guarantee you get your period. Answered by Inga Pill 5 months ago.

How long have you been on that pill? Did you miss any pills? Are you using any other form of birth control? How old are you? Until I get some more information I cant accurately answer you. I can tell you that it is very common to miss a period while taking birth control pills. I wouldnt worry about it unless you miss 2 in a row. If you are still freaking out then go to your doctor and get a blood test done. Answered by Joseph Pennig 5 months ago.

Are you taking the birth control properly? If so, then you might want to talk to your doctor about switching birth control...either a different type of pill or a different method all together. Everyone's body is different and your body probably doesn't react well with that particular brand of birth control. That's one reason why you go get check-ups so that they can measure your natural hormones and put you on something that'll work with your body. Call your doc. Answered by Maybell Tordsen 5 months ago.

She could be but she could also have a serious medical problem that needs attention. I have heard that cysts and such can cause a women to miss her period. If tests came back negative then I would guess she is not pregnant and her problem lies somewhere else. Answered by Ailene Huffines 5 months ago.

some both control not sure about that one ive never heard of it..work to sort of "freeze" your ovaries or "put them to sleep" often resulting in loss of period for months only having a small short period once every 3-4 i would look it up on their website or ask ur doctor. Answered by Rupert Anderson 5 months ago.

ok......whats your question???? Answered by Mercedez Golida 5 months ago.


Kariva birth control?
Hey, I just started taking Kariva today because I had been on Yaz for the last few months and it was causing me to become somewhat depressed. I was wondering before I start taking it how it's work out for other people because I read the side effects and they seem much more serious than I've seen before.... Asked by Tobie Luskey 5 months ago.

Hey, I just started taking Kariva today because I had been on Yaz for the last few months and it was causing me to become somewhat depressed. I was wondering before I start taking it how it's work out for other people because I read the side effects and they seem much more serious than I've seen before. Just worried. Answered by Dalene Rowey 5 months ago.

Hey--I have been on Kariva for about 5 months, and I have felt mostly no bad effects, or symptoms. I do find that I cry more than I had before Kariva, but after reading many forums, with a similar curiosity to yours, I have found I do not experience the more terrible ones. Kariva is my first trial with the Pill, but I am actually thinking about switching over to Yaz, so that maybe I won't get these emotional issues--but I must do more research. Good Luck! Answered by Rosita Saager 5 months ago.


Kariva and i have no period ?
i been taking the kariva for about five mths shortly after my son was born and im at the last pill of my cycle for this mth and i havent got my period this is new because i have always gotten my period at the last 3 pills can someone help me out on what can be the issue-__- thnx alot Asked by Yvonne Holcombe 5 months ago.

Kariva has a shortened placebo pill interval. This makes it more likely you will skip a period. If you have been taking it properly, you shouldn't be pregnant. If you are worried though, talk to your doctor and maybe swap to a pill with a longer interval, that will guarantee you get your period. Answered by Millie Vieth 5 months ago.


I just started taking Kariva low dose birth control 3 weeks ago.. Has anyone experienced crazy mood changes?
In the last few days I've gotten into 2 disagreements with my boyfriend one of which blew up into a huge ordeal and I said things I really shouldn't have said. I also cried seriously about 30 times this weekend alone. I am wondering if this may have to do with the pills and the levels of hormones I am... Asked by Sharell Tevebaugh 5 months ago.

In the last few days I've gotten into 2 disagreements with my boyfriend one of which blew up into a huge ordeal and I said things I really shouldn't have said. I also cried seriously about 30 times this weekend alone. I am wondering if this may have to do with the pills and the levels of hormones I am getting (since the reason I really started taking them was that I wasn't getting my period). I don't want to tell my boyfriend that it's the pills fault and make it sound like an excuse, but he did tell me that recently it seems I've been getting worked up about certain things. I have never had PMS before. But i can't help but wonder if this may have been it since this was in the few days before I'm supposedly supposed to be getting my period. Please help! Anyone taking these pills and had similar experiences? Answered by Hayden Bensinger 5 months ago.

I have been taking Kariva for over 3 years. You will get used to the hormones. Your body is confused pretty much thinks it is pregnant from the hormones it is getting. Kariva is supposed to be a pretty low dose pill. You are probably not used to all that estrogen if you werent getting a period at all. Make sure you take all the pills in the pack. The last week actually have hormones in them, in most birth control pills they are just sugar pills. The last week of hormones will allow your body to adjust better to a smaller drop in the hormones. Answered by Britteny Billet 5 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
075863/001 KARIVA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020071/001 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020071/002 DESOGEN DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020301/001 ORTHO-CEPT DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020301/002 ORTHO-CEPT DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
020713/001 MIRCETTE DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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075256/001 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.15MG and 0.03MG
075256/002 DESOGESTREL AND ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG and 0.03MG
075863/001 KARIVA DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.15MG,N per A and 0.02MG,0.01MG
076455/001 VELIVET DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ORAL-28 0.1MG,0.125MG,0.15MG and 0.025MG,0.025MG,0.025MG
076455/002 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL Tablet/ Oral 0.125MG per 0.025MG
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077182/002 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ ORAL-28 0.125MG per 0.025MG
077182/003 DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL DESOGESTREL; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TABLET/ ORAL-28 0.15MG per 0.025MG
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