WHAT IS OVRAL L?
OVRAL L contains levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol which belongs to a group of medicine called oral contraceptives
WHAT OVRAL L IS USED FOR?
It is used in preventing pregnancy
It works by inhibiting the monthly release of an egg by the ovaries and changing the mucus produced by the cervix (narrow outer end of the womb). This slows the movement of the sperm through the mucus and through the uterus (womb)
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
Drugs used for epilepsy such as barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital) and phenytoin, primidone, topiramate,carbamazepine
Certain drugs used in the treatment of tuberculosis (e.g.rifampicin, rifabutin)
Drugs used for HIV or AIDS such as ritonavir
Herbal products containing St. John?s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Antibiotics (e.g., penicillins, tetracyclines, for infectious diseases
Cholesterol-lowering drugs (e.g. clofibrate)
Antihypertensive drugs (for high blood pressure)
Antidiabetic drugs and insulin (for diabetes)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
For oral use only
If you take more OVRAL L
If you take more of this medicine, talk to your doctor or go to your nearest hospital immediately
If you forget to take OVRAL L
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it, take the next dose at your regular time
If you stop taking OVRAL L
Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells to do so
Keep this medicine out of reach of the children
Store at a room temperature of 15-25°C
Ovral L Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as per your doctor’s advice.You will have to take the pill on day one of your menstrual cycle and continue taking it for a whole month.
Once the pack gets over, start with a new one. If you experience vomiting within 4 hours of dose intake, take another tablet.
In case you missed your dose and you are late by 12 hours in taking the missed dose, use a condom during intercourse for a period of 2 days.
Some commonly seen side effects
Nausea, headache, and breast pain are some commonly seen side effects of this medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know.
There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You might experience spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods.
Consult with your doctor if this occurs frequently or persists longer. Inform your doctor if you notice swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, or changes in vision, as it may be a sign of a blood clot.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you smoke and are over 35, or if you have ever had a heart attack or have cancer of the uterus/cervix, or vagina.
Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.
Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant already or breastfeeding.
USES OF OVRAL L TABLET
BENEFITS OF OVRAL L TABLET
Ovral Tablet is a contraceptive medicine that stops you from getting pregnant in multiple ways. Firstly, it prevents an egg from being released from your ovaries.
Secondly, it makes the fluid (mucus) in your cervix thicker, which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb.
Additionally, it prevents thickening of the lining of your womb, thereby making it unfavourable for an egg to grow in it.
Ovral Tablet is a reliable and safe method for contraception, if used correctly. It does not interrupt with sex and you can lead a normal routine life without any worries.
Take it as directed by the doctor to get the most benefit.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OVRAL TABLET
Common side effects of Ovral
- Breast pain
- Abdominal pain
- Weight gain
HOW TO USE OVRAL TABLET
Ovral Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW OVRAL TABLET WORKS