Ovral is a combined estrogen/progestin oral contraceptive. Each Ovral active pill contains:
- Norgestrel 0.5 mg
- Ethinyl Estradiol 0.05 mg
- 6 PilPak card dispensers x 28 pills
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Each blister pack of Ovral contains:
Ovral is intended for any woman seeking a coitally independent, reversible and reliable method of contraception. Ovral pills contain high doses of estrogen & progestin. These are synthetic versions of hormones that are similar to natural hormones, produced by the female body.
While a woman is using Ovral, pregnancy can not occur. Once the woman stops taking tablets, the possibility of getting pregnant reappears.
Ovral works reliably and safely
During the period of the tablets use, the chance of becoming pregnant reduces to 0%. This is due to two mechanisms of action.
Ovral consistently suppresses ovulation on the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle.
Ovral alters the consistency of the cervical mucus, thus hindering sperm migration.
Ovral is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth. In 2009, Wyeth was acquired by the company Pfizer. Therefore, the Ovral package may contain the name of one of the two mentioned companies.
Ovral is approved by the government regulatory agencies of some countries, yet is not available for sale in every country in the world. If you want to use this particular contraceptive, you can order Ovral online.
If you need to provide a perfect protection from pregnancy today, you can buy Ovral generics at the nearest pharmacy. They inhibit ovulation with the same efficiency, as the original contraceptive does, yet can be available at a lower price.
When the recommendations for use are observed, the contraceptive protection, provided by Ovral or its generics, is continuous. If you do not know how to use Ovral during the cycle, consult your health care provider.
Thus, if you take the last active Ovral pill from one pack on Saturday, you should take the first tablet of the next pack on Sunday next week.
To avoid confusion, use the tablets in the order, in which they are packed. On the blister pack, there are arrows, and the days of the week are indicated, which helps to observe the daily dosing regimen. If the package ends, buy Ovral tablets beforehand.
Do not skip Ovral tablets, even if you:
- Are not often sexually active and/or do not plan sex in the near future.
- Feel nausea or other mild or moderate side effects.
If you forgot to take an active pill on time (but not a pink pill), take it as soon as you remember about it, and take the next dose as usually. This means that you can take two tablets in 24 hours .
If you vomit within 1-4 hours of taking an Ovral tablet, or you have severe diarrhea, the hormones contained in the pill may not be completely absorbed. The situation is almost the same as forgetting a dose.
If you missed 2 or more doses, you can get pregnant after an intercourse. Therefore, it is necessary to use non-hormonal back-up method of birth control for as long as the doctor or pharmacist says.
In addition, consult a doctor if you wish to buy Ovral 21/28-day pack and use it instead of:
Ovral can be used immediately after other methods of hormonal contraception, yet it does not always start working immediately 100%. Therefore, you may need to use a barrier or other contraception method.
Just like any other combination estrogen progestin oral contraceptive, Ovral can cause adverse reactions, though not in every woman of reproductive age. If you have any adverse reactions, especially persistent or severe, talk to doctor.
The most common side effects are vomiting and nausea. These usually occur during the use of the first pack. If you used other combined pills before and you had adverse reactions, you’d better buy one Ovral package first and make sure that your body reacts normally to these hormones.
In case of severe side effects, immediately seek medical assistance. The list of such reactions includes:
- Painful sex.
- Yellow eyes or skin.
- Changes in the nipple.
- Unusual vaginal bleeding.
- Swelling of the tongue, throat, mouth or face.
When using Ovral or any other method of hormonal contraception, every woman should keep in mind that smoking cigarettes increases the risk of side effects over the blood vessels and heart. For example, such reactions as thrombosis occur rarely, yet are very serious.
Ovral is effective in preventing ovulation and therefore is useful for many women. However, there are some medical conditions, when hormonally active pills should not be used.
This is not a complete list of contraindications. If you have or had any health problems, report this to your healthcare provider. Be sure to tell if you have/had:
- Varicose veins.
- Heart rhythm disorder.
- Heart valve disorder.
- Diseases of internal organs.
- Regular headaches.
- Inflammation of blood vessels.
- Prediabetes or diabetes.
- High blood pressure.
- Overweight or obesity.
- Any types of cancer.
If you want to buy Ovral pills 0,05/0,5mg, you can be sure that you will get a reliable and effective contraceptive. However, it contains high doses of hormones, which theoretically increases the risks of side effects, though not in every woman.
Today, the Lo/Ovral contraceptive with a lower content of active components (hormones) than Ovral is available on the market. Each active Lo/Ovral pill contains:
- Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg.
- Norgestrel 0.3 mg.
You also have the opportunity to buy Lo/Ovral generics. They work the same as Lo/Ovral does and are known under the brand names:
Ovral is a monophasic contraceptive. This means that the same doses of hormones are used to prevent pregnancy. Instead of Ovral, you can use multiphase contraceptives (for example, Cyclessa, Tri-Lo-Mili, Alyacen, etc.) that contain different doses of hormones.