What is Ovral-L?
Ovral L is a monophasic, low dose combination of Levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol Tablets I.P. used to prevent pregnancy.
Ovral L is ultra-new contraceptive which helps to avoid any unplanned additions to your family and at the same time to remain fertile. A woman should take it after any unprotected vaginal intercourse or in the case when another birth control failure is suspected or known; such as when the necessary pills have been missed, or the condom has been broken. To prevent the pregnancy the Ovral L should be used up to 5 days or 120 hours after.
How ovral-L works?
Ovral L medicine is a combination of two hormones that are oestrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. This drug prevents pregnancy by blocking the egg (ovulation). It also changes the amount of mucus in the uterus and cervix. This impedes access of sperm to the egg for fertilization. The drug has a different function – it regulates your menstrual periods, reducing bleeding and pain (dysmenorrhea), and reduces the risk of ovarian cysts.
How to start Ovral L
- If you have not used an oral contraceptive in the previous month:
Take the first tablet on on the first day of your period .If you start on day 2-7, you will have to use for the first seven days an additional nonhormonal method of birth control (such as condoms).
- If you have used before another oral contraceptive:
Start taking Ovral L on the day after the last tablet of your previous pill, latest on the day following the usual tablet-free (or inactive tablet) interval.
Start Ovral L on the day of an implant removal or, if you used an injection before, the day the next injection would be due. It is advised to use an additional protection for the first 7 days.
- Do not start taking Ovral L before 28 days after delivery.
Dosage of Ovral-L
Take one pill of Ovral L daily at the same time for 21 consecutive days.
Start taking the next pack of 21 tablets after 7 days.
The normally advised dosage of Ovral L to lull your pregnancy trouble is one pill for each day, which should be commenced from day one of your menses and followed till 21 days without fail. Taking this miraculous pill at same time everyday provides successful results.
Side effects of Ovral-L
The possible side effects of Ovral L are listed below:
- Vaginal discomfort & bleeding
- Stomach cramping
- Blurred vision
- Dark patches on skin
- Unwanted facial or body hair
- Worsened acne
- Drastic weight changes
- Swelling of ankles or feet
While using Ovral-L take these precautions
Do not smoke while using Ovral L, especially if you are older than 35. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while taking Ovral L.
Birth control pills will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect you from these diseases.