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Drug Class: What is Ovral and why is Ovral prescribed?
Ovral Mechanism: How does Ovral work?
Ovral Dosage: How should you take Ovral?
Possible food and drug interactions with Ovral
Special Information on Ovral
Possible Ovral Side effects
|Drug Class: What is Ovral and why is Ovral prescribed?|
Generic Ovral is an oral contraceptive. Oral contraceptives are commonly known as \"the pill\".
Generic Ovral is also known as a birth control pill. Birth control pills contain a combination of hormones that is used to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). Generic Ovral contains a form of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a form of progesterone (norgestrel), which are both female hormones involved in conception. Estrogen and progesterone regulate a menstrual cycle, and the fluctuating levels of these hormones play an essential role in fertility.
Generic Ovral also has other effects that inhibit pregnancy. Generic Ovral causes the cervical mucous to thicken, which makes it harder for sperm to move toward the uterus, and they prevent the attachment of an egg to the uterus.Generic Ovral is used to prevent pregnancy.
|Ovral Mechanism: How does Ovral work?|
Generic Ovral works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and causing changes in the mucus of the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to penetrate and for an egg to implant.
Generic Ovral prevents pregnancy by inhibiting the release of the hormones LH (Leutinizing hormone) and FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland in the brain. LH and FSH play key roles in the development of the egg and preparation of the lining of the uterus for implantation of the embryo. Norgestrel also makes the uterine mucus that surrounds the egg more difficult for sperm to penetrate and, therefore, for fertilization to take place. In some women, Norgestrel inhibits ovulation (release of the egg).In addition, Generic Ovral produces alterations in the genital tract, including changes in the cervical mucus, rendering it unfavorable for sperm penetration even if ovulation occurs. Changes in the endometrium may also occur, producing an unfavorable environment for nidation (the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals). Generic Ovral may alter the tubal transport of the ova through the fallopian tubes.
|Ovral Dosage: How should you take Ovral?|
Generic Ovral should be taken daily, every 24 hours, for the duration of the prescribed cycle. Start the cycle according to package directions.
Taking your pill at night may help to reduce any nausea or headache that you may experience because of the hormones.
Generic Ovral is to be taken every day for a 3-week period, followed by 1 week of no Generic Ovral ; this cycle is repeated each month.
1) Starting on the first Sunday after the beginning of your menstrual period, take one tablet daily (at the same time each day) for the next 20 days. Note: If your period begins on Sunday, take the first tablet that day.
2) Wait 1 week before taking any more tablets. Your menstrual period should occur during this time.
3) Following this 1-week waiting time, begin taking a daily tablet again for the next 20 days.
4) Follow the instructions from your doctor about using a second form of birth control when you first start taking birth control pills, when you are taking antibiotics. If you are unsure what to do in any of these cases, talk to your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor about how to ensure that you will not become pregnant.If you miss a Generic Ovral dose
Missing a pill increases the risk of becoming pregnant.
The risk of pregnancy is small if you miss only one Generic Ovral per cycle. If you miss more than one tablet, check the product patient information for instructions.Generic Ovral Overdose
Generic Ovral taken in excess can cause serious consequences. Seek medical help immediately.Symptoms of Generic Ovral overdose may include:
Death is not likely to occur from an overdose of Generic Ovral .
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|Possible food and drug interactions with Ovral|
If Generic Ovral is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.
It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Ovral with the following:
Generic Ovral may significantly intensify the effects of alcohol.Generic Ovral may also affect tests for blood sugar levels and thyroid function and may cause an increase in blood cholesterol levels.
|Special Information on Ovral|
Most Important Fact about Generic Ovral
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious heart-related side effects (stroke, heart attack, blood clots, etc.) in women who use Generic Ovral. This risk increases with age. There is an especially significant increase in heart disease risk in women over 35 years old who smoke and use Generic Ovral.
Generic Ovral precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Nursing mothers should not use most Generic Ovral, since it can appear in breast milk and may cause jaundice and enlarged breasts in nursing infants. In this situation, your doctor may advise you to use a different form of contraception while you are nursing your baby.
In addition, Generic Ovral given in the postpartum period may interfere with lactation by decreasing the quantity and quality of breast milk.
Special warnings about Generic Ovral
Generic Ovral should be used with caution if you are over 40 years old; smoke tobacco; have liver, heart, gallbladder, kidney, or thyroid disease; have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, or porphyria (a blood disorder); or tend to be seriously overweight. Caution is also advised if you have blood circulation problems or have had a heart attack or stroke in the past. Be cautious, too, if you have problems with depression, migraine or other headaches, irregular menstrual periods, or visual disturbances.
The estrogen in Generic Ovral has been linked with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer during use of the pill. If you do use Generic Ovral, choose one with a relatively low amount of estrogen.
You should also be aware that some experts opine that Generic Ovral may increase the risk of cervical cancer. This remains controversial, however. Many doctors think other factors are to blame.
Since Generic Ovral may affect the blood clotting ability, your doctor may discontinue Generic Ovral prior to surgery. The risk of blood clots is greater with oral contraceptives that contain desogestrel, such as Ortho-Cept.
Generic Ovral do not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted disease. If there is a danger of infection, use a latex condom and spermicide in addition to the pill.
If you miss a menstrual period but have taken your pills regularly, contact your doctor but do not stop taking your Generic Ovral pills. If you miss a period and have not taken your pills regularly, or if you miss two consecutive periods, you may be pregnant; stop taking your Generic Ovral pills and check with your doctor immediately to see if you are pregnant. Use another form of birth control while you are not taking your Generic Ovral pills.
You should also be aware that Generic Ovral may cause rare cases of non-cancerous--but dangerous--liver tumors. In people prone to high cholesterol and similar problems, Generic Ovral may raise triglyceride levels, leading to pancreatitis.
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects and mortality. Generic Ovral increases this risk, especially with increasing age.
The use of Generic Ovral may be associated with increased risks of several serious conditions including myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke, hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and hypertension, although the risk of serious morbidity or mortality is very small in healthy women without underlying risk factors. The risk of morbidity and mortality increases significantly in the presence of other underlying risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemias, obesity, and diabetes.
Why Generic Ovral should not be prescribed?
You should not take Generic Ovral if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are pregnant (or think you might be). Avoid Generic Ovral , too, if you suffer from migraine headaches preceded by an aura (visual disturbances such as pulsing lights and blind spots, temporary numbness, and similar symptoms).
If you have ever had breast cancer or cancer in the reproductive organs or liver tumors, you should not take Generic Ovral.
If you have or have ever had a stroke, heart disease, liver disease, angina (severe chest pain), or blood clots, you should not take Generic Ovral. Generic Ovral is not recommended for women with significant high blood pressure. Women who have had pregnancy-related jaundice or jaundice stemming from previous use of Generic Ovral should not take them.If you have undiagnosed and/or unexplained abnormal vaginal bleeding, do not take Generic Ovral.
|Possible Ovral Side effects|
More common side effects of Generic Ovral may include:
Rare side effects of Generic Ovral may include:
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