Kariva Coupon & Discounts

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Kariva is an oral contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy, and is available in single-cycle blister packets of 28 pills; the kariva price for a single-cycle packet of pills ranges between $45 and $70. FamilyWize offers a kariva drug coupon that can discount costs for this birth control by as much as 75% at the pharmacy of your choice. To download a kariva coupon, click the “Claim Discount” link and use it when filling a prescription at your local pharmacy. To request a discount card for Kariva and other drugs, click ‘Free Card’ at the top of the page.

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About Kariva

What is kariva?

Kariva, a contraceptive drug, combines ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel (an estrogen and progestin, respectively), and is prescribed to prevent ovulation and, subsequently, pregnancy. In combination, these hormones also change the makeup of cervical mucus and the uterine lining, thereby prevent an egg from attaching to the uterine wall. Doctors may also prescribe kariva pills to women who have premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD) or who need help controlling acne.

How do I take kariva?

Kariva pills are sold in packets of 28 tablets with one taken each day. The first twenty-one pills contain the active medications with the remainder serving to help maintain the routine. The first pill should be taken on the first day of your menstrual cycle or on the Sunday immediately following its commencement. Continue to take each of the tablets in the package, one each day, in their proper order until no more remain. A new cycle (and packet) of pills should begin the next day. Those who are taking oral contraceptives for the first time should utilize alternative birth control measures for the first seven days. Taking them with food or milk can prevent nausea. Contact your healthcare provider before you stop taking kariva.

What if I forget to take a dose of kariva?

If you forget to take on of your kariva pills, contact your doctor for information or follow the instructions that came with your prescription. If you miss a dose, there is a risk of pregnancy; an alternative birth control measure is needed for seven to ten days or until the end of the cycle. Do not alter the dosing regimen unless directed by the instructions included in the medication or approved by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose on kariva?

If an overdose of kariva is suspected, contact the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. If the individual has stopped breathing or lost consciousness, contact Emergency Services at 911. Signs of an overdose include vaginal bleeding and severe nausea.

Before taking kariva, tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to ethinyl estradiol, desogestrel, estrogen, progestin, or any of the ingredients in the kariva pills

  • You are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are nursing a child

  • You are taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, vitamins, or supplements

  • You are taking oral contraceptives

  • You are taking ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II antagonists, antibiotics, anticoagulants, antifungals, diuretics, HIV protease inhibitors, NSAIDS, seizure medication, or thyroid medication

  • You are taking verapamil, temazepam, pyrimethamine, nefazodone, morphine, cyclosporine, clofibrate, cimetidine, cholestyramine, bosentan, atorvastatin, zafirlukast, valproic acid, theophylline, sulfasalazine; rifampin, modafinil, fluoxetine, diltiazem, delavirdine, or danazol

  • You have, or have a family history of, arrhythmia, tachycardia, or other cardio vascular conditions, breast cancer, cervical, uterine, or vaginal cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, or obesity

  • You have, or have had, blood clots, especially in your lungs, legs, or eyes

  • You have, or have had, diabetes

  • You have, or have had, kidney disease or liver disease

  • You smoke.

What are the possible side effects of taking kariva?

Some individuals have reported side effects after taking the kariva drug. Mild side effects include a white vaginal discharge, changes in skin color, menstrual cycle changes, problems with contact lenses, tender or swollen breasts, vaginal itching, or weight change. If any of these conditions persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

Severe side effects that require immediate medical attention include indications of an allergic reaction (rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, mouth, lips, throat, or tongue; difficulty breathing or swallowing), appetite loss, blood clots, breast lumps, bulging eyes, changes in stool color, changes in the frequency or severity of migraines, coughing up blood, crushing chest pain or chest heaviness, darkening of your urine, depression, depression, disorientation, dizziness, extreme tiredness or weakness, fainting, fever, leg pain, loss of balance, menstrual bleeding lasting longer than seven days, severe headaches, severe mood changes, severe stomach pain, severe vomiting, speech difficulties, speech difficulties, swelling of the extremities, symptoms of jaundice, unusual bleeding, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, vision problems, or a weak or numb arm or leg.

How do I store kariva?

Keep kariva tightly sealed in its original packaging, out of the reach of the reach of children and away from extremes of temperature and humidity. Do not remove any pill from its package until you are ready to take it. Dispose of any unused pills according to the instructions of your pharmacist.


Contact your doctor if you become pregnant while taking kariva. This medication increases the risk of blood clots. Do not smoke while taking kariva as it increases the risk for heart attack and other illnesses. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant. Missing a dose increases the risk of pregnancy. This medication does not prevent the spread of STDs, including HIV/AIDS.

Brand Names

Kariva is the generic version of the brand name contraceptive Mircette and is also available as off-brands like Reclipsen, Apri, Viorele, Caziant, Azurette, Cyclessa, Ortho-Cept, Desogen, Emoquette, Velivet, and Enskyce. Do not substitute one product for another without written medical permission. To help control the Kariva price, coupons are available at FamilyWize that can deliver savings of as much as 75%. In addition to the cost reductions on kariva, our discount card delivers similar savings of up to 75% on hundreds of other medications. To download, print, or email yours, click the “Free Card” button at the top of any page on the FamilyWize website.


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