Aviane birth control is a brand of combined pill that's only available in the U.S. 🇺🇸 We've added it to The Lowdown as so many of our friends across the pond want to leave reviews for it. It contains the same hormonal ingredients as popular pills Microgynon and Rigevidon, but is unique because it has lower doses of oestrogen and progestogen in it.
Many women take Aviane to help with common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) including acne, excess hair or hair loss, and irregular periods. Find out more in our guide to birth control and PCOS.
Does Aviane birth control make you gain weight?
There's no clear evidence that using a combined birth control pill like Aviane causes weight gain (or loss). However the hormones oestrogen and progestogen in the combined pill can have an effect on how your body stores fat, retains water and even your appetite. More research is needed to provide a definitive answer. Make sure to take a look at our users' reviews above to see how our community reports taking Aviane impacts on their weight. You can also take a look our guide to birth control and weight to find out more.
Can Aviane cause mood swings or depression?
There is conflicting evidence over whether combined pills such as Aviane cause mood swings or anxiety. Some evidence suggests that they may have an impact on depression, but others say that it doesn't so we can't give a definitive answer. Most women report no mood changes with their birth control. Some women report an improvement in mood changes or mood swings throughout their cycle such as those associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). We suggest taking a look at the user-generated reviews to see how our community reviewed Aviane's effects on emotions, and check out our guide to birth control and mood.
Is Aviane the same as Larissia?
Aviane and Larissia are both brands of combined pill which contain a low dose of ethinylestradiol, a type of oestrogen, and levonorgestrel, a type of progestogen.
Is spotting on Aviane normal?
Breakthrough bleeding (or spotting) on a combined pill like Aviane can happen, especially when you first start taking the pill or if you're not taking breaks between packets. If you have been taking the combined pill for more than 3 months and your spotting is continuing, or you are experiencing new or irregular bleeding then contact your doctor or nurse for advice. You may be asked to do a pregnancy test or STI test and come in for an examination. If you take the combined pill back to back (without a break) you can avoid having a withdrawal bleed but may experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding. Find out more in our guide to continuous pill taking. Check out how reviewers have reported this side effect in the side effects tab.
How the Aviane pill 🇺🇸 works:
Aviane birth control is a combined pill that is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. It makes the fluid in your cervix thicker (which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb) whilst also stopping ovulation. The combined pill also prevents the lining of your womb from thickening enough for a fertilised egg to implant into it. Microlite is around 93% effective with typical use, which means that 7 in 100 women fall pregnant whilst taking it each year. Find out more about how clinical effectiveness is determined.
There are a few things that can stop the combined pill from working properly including vomiting, some antibiotics, or missing a pill. Take a look at our complete guide to the combined pill to find out more. You can also use our Missed pill calculator to help you understand what to do if you miss a pill.
How to use the Aviane pill 🇺🇸:
You should take your Aviane pill around the same time every day. We recommend keeping your pill packet somewhere you look at everyday (like your makeup bag) to remind you to take it, or set an alarm on your phone. Microlite is designed to be taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break during which you'll experience a withdrawal bleed (like a period). If you want to, you can choose to shorten this break or miss it out altogether (check out our blog on taking your pill back to back. ) Depending on where you are in your cycle when you start taking the pill, you might not be protected straight away. Check out our blog about the combined pill for more info.
Coming off Aviane is easy - you just stop taking it. When you do, you’re no longer protected from pregnancy. If you want to stop the pill but do not wish to become pregnant then you might want to consider switching to another form of contraception before you stop taking your pill. Read our complete guide to coming off the pill.
How safe is the Aviane pill 🇺🇸:
Aviane birth control pills are safe to take. There are however some small risks associated with taking the pill. With any type of combined hormonal contraception that contains oestrogen, there is a slightly increased risk of developing blood clots in your veins and arteries. The combined pill may also increase your blood pressure. Your doctor will check your individual risk before prescribing the pill. Use of the combined pill is also associated with small increased risks of breast cancer and cervical cancer. These reduce with time after stopping. It's also important to remember that the combined pills does not protect you from STIs.