What is Velivet?
Velivet is a combined birth control pill that’s triphasic, meaning that the pills have different levels of hormones throughout the month. The hormone levels rise gradually in a 7-7-7 pattern, so every seven days you progress to a different hormone dosage. For some women, this is better at controlling menstrual symptoms because the hormone fluctuation matches their cycle.
With Velivet, you’re less likely to get light or infrequent periods, vaginal dryness, appetite increase, weight gain, leg cramps, mood changes, skin problems, and low sex drive.
Velivet comes in packs of 28 pills. 21 of these are active and 7 are inactive, and you should get your period (withdrawal bleed) when you’re taking the inactive ones. This means that there are no breaks, and it should be easier to follow the regimen since you need to take a pill every day. When used right with no mistakes, Velivet is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. And it can also make your periods more regular and reduce your PMS symptoms.
Velivet is similar to Caziant, but there aren’t many other equivalents. Some monophasic pills containing the same hormones are Apri, Isibloom, and Viorele. So if you’ve used these before and had some minor side effects, Velivet could be a better option for you.
How does Velivet work?
The hormones in Velivet do three things: they stop you from ovulating, prevent a build-up of the uterine wall to keep an egg from implanting there, and make your cervical fluid thicker so sperm can’t get through. Altogether this makes pregnancy much less likely to occur and might also make periods lighter.
What doses of Velivet are there?
There’s only one version of Velivet, and it’s a 7-7-7 pill so each packet will come with three different doses. You can’t get Velivet in a higher or lower dose, but you can get monophasic pills with the same hormones as in Velivet. So if you’re getting side effects or menstrual symptoms and want to change the dose, you’ll need to switch to a different pill.
Velivet pills contain desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Seven tablets have 0.1mg and 0.025mg respectively, seven have 0.125mg and 0.025mg, seven have 0.15mg and 0.025, and the last seven are inactive and contain no hormones.