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Zovia

Zovia 1/35E-28
Zovia 1/50E-28

(ethynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets USP

Patients should be counseled that this product does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Zovia (ehtynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) 1/35E-28. Each light pink tablet contains 1 mg of ethynodiol diacetate and 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol, and the inactive ingredients include lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polacrilin potassium, and povidone. In addition, the coloring agents are D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake and D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake. Each white tablet in the Zovia (ehtynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) 1/35E-28 package is a placebo containing no active ingredients and the inactive ingredients include lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate and micro-crystalline cellulose.

Zovia (ehtynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) 1/50E-28. Each pink tablet contains 1 mg of ethynodiol diacetate and 50 mcg of ethinyl estradiol, and the inactive ingredients include lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polacrilin potassium, and povidone. In addition, the coloring agents are D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake and D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake. Each white tablet in the Zovia (ehtynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) 1/50E-28 package is a placebo containing no active ingredients, and the inactive ingredients include lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose.

The chemical name for ethynodiol diacetate is 19-Nor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-yne-3β, 17-diol diacetate, and for ethinyl estradiol it is 19-Nor- 17α-pregna-1,3,5(10)-trien-20-yne-3, 17-diol. The structural formulas are as follows:

Zovia (Ethynodiol Diacetate and Ethinyl Estradiol) Structural Formula Illustration

Therapeutic class: Oral contraceptive.

What are the possible side effects of birth control pills (Kelnor, Zovia 1/35, Zovia 1/50)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using birth control pills and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden and severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/16/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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