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Ovral G Tablet


Overview

Uses of Ovral G Tablet

Ovral G Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

How to use Ovral G Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ovral G Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ovral G Tablet works

Ovral G Tablet is a combined oral contraceptive pill. It works by preventing the release of egg (ovulation) and affecting sperm movement in the womb to prevent its union with the egg. It also changes the lining of the womb and renders it unsuitable for pregnancy.

Ovral G Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ovral G Tablet. Taking Ethinyl Estradiol with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Ovral G Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ovral G Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Ovral G Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Ovral G Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Ovral G Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Ovral G Tablet to help you prevent pregnancy.
  • It also results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • You may experience menstrual irregularities such as spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not use Ovral G Tablet if you are obese, over 35, smoke, on prolonged bed rest or have a history of blood clots.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ovral G

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After abortion for precaution what I can take condom or choice tablet
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Its best to take regular pills like choice of Loette for contraception.
Which tablet do women have to avoid pregnency? In how many hours shoud it be consumed
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
You can take emergency contraception with in 72 hours
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FAQs

Q. What is Ovral G and what is it used for?

Ovral G is a combined oral contraceptive medicine that contains two hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is used to prevent pregnancy.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Ovral G?

Take this medicine as per the advice of your doctor. However, take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I miss my regular menstrual periods while taking Ovral G?

If you miss your menstrual periods while taking Ovral G, you may be pregnant. Some women may miss periods or have light periods while taking Ovral G even if they are not pregnant. Contact your doctor if you think you are pregnant or have missed one or two periods. This may happen in case you are not taking Ovral G at the same time every day.

Q. Can Ovral G cause bleeding or spotting between the regular menstrual periods?

Yes, Ovral G can cause some unexpected bleeding or spotting, especially during the first three months. Do not stop taking Ovral G because of this. This bleeding or spotting decreases with time. You may have unexpected bleeding if you do not take the pills regularly. Consult your doctor if the spotting continues for more than seven days or if the bleeding is heavy.

Q. What if I forget to take Ovral G?

If you forget to take one tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets at the same time and then follow the usual dosing schedule. However, if you forget to take two or more doses, you may not be totally protected against pregnancy. In this case, start taking the tablet as soon as you remember and use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms for at least next 7 days to prevent pregnancy. Frequent missing of doses may lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). Consult your doctor, if this persists.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Ovral G?

If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Ovral G, then it is considered as a missed dose. So, you should take another dose as soon as you feel well enough.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Ovral G?

You may experience irregular vaginal bleeding while taking Ovral G. Other common side effects include headache, nausea (feeling sick), depression (sad mood), and breast pain. Most of them are temporary if these persist consult with your doctor.

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References
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  2. Drugs.com. Norgestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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