Aviane is an oral contraceptive pill manufactured by Wyeth pharmaceuticals. It has a combination of female hormones to prevent fertilization or pregnancy. It stops the release of an egg from an ovary and also makes cervical mucus and uterine lining thick. It makes it harder for sperm to reach the egg and get it fertilized. This way pregnancy is prevented. It should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. The pills have to be taken daily. The gap between two pills should not be more than 24 hours; otherwise it will not serve its purpose. It does not protect from sexually transmitted diseases.

In the starting a patient needs to use another form of birth control besides taking Aviane as it takes a little time before body get adjusted to this pill. This medicine should be stored at room temperature and must be prevented from moisture and heat. Some patients may experience breakthrough bleeding in first 3 months. In such condition she should consult her doctor. Patients should stick to recommended dosages as its overdose could be fatal. Overdose symptoms of this drug are nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.

It should not be used while the prescribed person is already pregnant. If a patient gets pregnant, while using this medicine, she should stop having these pills and immediately consult the doctor. This medication can cause birth defects. It should be avoided if a patient has recently delivered a baby. Nursing mothers should wait for at least three months before starting these pills. The hormones in Aviane could easily pass into breast milk and thus harm the baby. It could also slow down the production of breast milk. It should be avoided while breast-feeding.

Patients with history of or blood clot, circulation problems, or uterine cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, or jaundice should avoid these pills. It could also increase risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack in patients older than 35 years. while having these pills also increases such risks. Consulting to a doctor about her medical history before using these pills, could prevent a patient from worsen medical conditions.

Use of these pills could cause allergic reactions, weakness, headache or disturbance in vision, speech or balance. It could also cause nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, yellowing of the skin or eyes. These could be symptoms of serious liver diseases. It could also cause depression and such problems including sleep disorders and mood changes. It could also cause heart disease, shortness of breath and worsen the condition in patients already suffering from heart problems.