Kariva, generic name ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel belongs to a class of drugs known as Contraceptives. Kariva is used in medicine to prevent pregnancies in female patients. Common brand names for Kariva are like Apri, Azurette, Caziant, Cyclessa, Desogen, Emoquette, Enskyce, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Velivet, Viorele. Kariva is a desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive. This drug is a combination of two hormones. Progestin and Estrogen.