Aviane vs. Falmina

Are Aviane and Falmina the Same Thing?

Aviane (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) and Falmina (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) are combinations of female hormones used as an oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aviane?

Common side effects of Aviane include:

  • nausea (especially when you first start taking Aviane),
  • vomiting,
  • headache,
  • stomach cramping,
  • bloating,
  • dizziness,
  • vaginal discomfort/irritation/itching,
  • increased vaginal fluids/discharge,
  • breast tenderness/enlargement/swelling,
  • nipple discharge,
  • freckles or darkening of facial skin,
  • increased hair growth,
  • loss of scalp hair,
  • changes in weight or appetite,
  • problems with contact lenses, or
  • decreased sex drive.

Acne may improve or worsen. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular menstrual periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use of Aviane.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Falmina?

Common side effects of Falmina include:

  • acne,
  • missed menstrual periods,
  • breast changes (tenderness,
  • pain,
  • enlargement,
  • nipple discharge,
  • problems with contact lenses,
  • dizziness,
  • bloating,
  • abdominal pain,
  • cramps,
  • excess hair growth,
  • changes in sex drive,
  • freckles or darkening of facial skin,
  • changes in menstrual flow,
  • mood changes,
  • depression,
  • nausea,
  • nervousness,
  • rash (allergic),
  • loss of scalp hair,
  • spotting,
  • vaginal infection including yeast infection,
  • vomiting,
  • or weight changes.

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from use of oral contraceptives such as Falmina. Women who use oral contraceptives including Falmina are strongly advised not to smoke.

What Is Aviane?

Aviane (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination of female hormones used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

What Is Falmina?

Falmina (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets) is an oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.

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What Drugs Interact With Aviane?

Aviane may interact with acetaminophen, prednisolone, theophylline, cyclosporine, St. John's wort, antibiotics, seizure medications, barbiturate sedatives, or HIV or AIDS medications. Tell your doctor all medicines you are taking. Aviane must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor. Aviane passes into breast milk. This may affect milk production and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Falmina?

Falmina may interact with:

How Should Aviane Be Taken?

Aviane comes in a pack of 28 tablets. Take one orange active table daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one light-green inert tablet for 7 consecutive days, according to the prescribed schedule.

How Should Falmina Be Taken?

The dosage of Falmina is one orange tablet daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one white inert tablet daily for 7 consecutive days, according to the prescribed schedule.

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References

DailyMed. Aviane Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8f88b17a-5d0e-448a-8a60-f49c28ba6dfb
DailyMed. Falmina Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=cf6f069e-4b78-4adb-b5be-100b9d85aab7

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