Ovranette

Ovranette falls under a group of medications called combined contraceptives. The tablets consist of artificial oestrogen and progesterone which cease the ovary from releasing the egg each month and alter the environment of the vagina, making it unfit for unwanted pregnancy.
Ovranette
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Ovranette

Ovranette falls under a group of medications called combined contraceptives. The tablets consist of artificial oestrogen and progesterone which cease the ovary from releasing the egg each month and alter the environment of the vagina, making it unfit for unwanted pregnancy.


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Ovranette are hormonal contraceptive tablets with two active ingredients, namely – 

  • Ethinylestradol – A synthetic form of the estrogen hormone

  • Levonorgestrel – A synthetic form of the progesterone hormone

Ovranette helps prevent unwanted pregnancy, it is also recommended to women who suffer from heavy, irregular, or painful periods because this medication helps in alleviating the discomfort caused to women in periods and brings regularity.

As an option for contraception, Ovranette offers women a lot of benefits for their health and daily lives.

They are – 

  • Ovranette provides women with protection against unwanted pregnancy and offers more freedom in their daily lives and sex lives.

  • The use of Ovranette results in less painful, lighter, and more regular menstrual cycles.

  • Ovranette is a highly effective form of contraception as it not only prevents the sperm cells from entering the uterus, it also prevents the egg cell from being released from the ovary.

  • This medication also makes the lining of the womb not conducive to the attachment of a fertilized egg.

  1. If you start taking Ovranette from the first five days of your menstrual cycle, you will immediately be protected from unwanted pregnancy. When used correctly, Ovranette is 99% effective in preventing conception.

  2. If you start taking Ovranette after your period is passed, (And you are sure you are not pregnant) you should use additional contraception such as condoms for at least seven days until the pill takes effect.

  3. In case you are unwell and have vomiting or diarrhea – you may not be protected against pregnancy even if you have taken Ovranette. It is advisable to use a condom, along with the contraceptive pill while you’re ill. If you are sick for 24 hours or more, follow the same procedure as you would if you missed a pill.

Ovranette works by supplying a daily dose of female hormones to your body. The two hormones comprising Ovranette include Ethinylestradol – A synthetic form of the estrogen hormone and Levonorgestrel – A synthetic form of the progesterone hormone. 

A combination of both of these helps override the normal menstrual cycle. During the female menstrual cycle the additional hormones from the pill trick your ovaries into believing that ovulation has already occurred. This prevents your ovaries from releasing an egg and also does not allow sperm cells to enter the uterus.

If you begin taking Ovranette on the first to fifth days of your period, you will be protected against pregnancy immediately. If you start taking Ovranette any time later in the month (provided that you are sure you are not pregnant) then it is recommended that you use condoms or other additional contraception for at least seven days until the pill begins to work.

You can stop taking the combined pill Ovranette at any time. It usually takes at least two weeks for your reproductive system to normalize and for you to start ovulating again. However, everyone’s body is different and it could take up to 3 months for your body to adjust to the change.

You can order Ovranette from MedsNow. Consult our doctors online for a prescription and get your medicines delivered to your doorstep.

Every tablet in the Ovranette pack has an equal dosage of hormones as the others. This is a monophasic pill. Take one tablet of Ovranette per day from the pack of 21 pills, and then take a break from pill-taking for one week. This week, you should get your period. You are protected from pregnancy in this one week. Exactly seven days since the last pill of the previous pack, you should take the first pill from a new pack. Even if you still have menstrual bleeding.

How to Start – 

  • If you are starting with a hormonal contraceptive for the first time, take Ovranette on any day between the first to fifth days of your period. This will guarantee immediate protection.

  • If you are starting on any other day of your cycle – provided, you are not pregnant; you will not be protected from an unwanted pregnancy immediately. Use additional contraception such as condoms for at least seven days from the day you begin taking Ovranette.

  • If you have given birth, and are not breastfeeding – you can start a new pack of Ovranette pills 21 days after your delivery date.

It is recommended that Ovranette should be taken one pill per day for 21 days followed by a seven-day pill-free break period.

Ovranette is oral contraception designed for women over the age of puberty and lower than the age of menopause – who want to avoid pregnancy. However, this is medicine that should only be taken after a consultation with your doctor.

Avoid taking Ovranette if you – 

  • If you are breastfeeding or pregnant

  • If you have a blood clot or a disease that makes you susceptible to blood clots

  • If you are undergoing treatment for varicose veins

  • If you have had angina, a heart attack, or a stroke

  • If you have hypertension (high blood pressure – moderate to severe)

  • If you smoke more than 40 cigarettes a day

  • If you are above 50 years of age

  • If you have diabetes

  • If you have breast cancer or a history of breast cancer

  • If you have an active liver disease

  • If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding

  • If you have disorders of bile excretion

  • If you have blood disorders known as porphyrias

  • If you are lactose intolerant

  • If you have gallstones

  • If you have excess urea in your blood

 

Most women taking Ovranette do not experience any side effects. However, in rare cases, the following side effects are seen – 

  • Nausea / Vomiting

  • Abdominal Pains

  • Retention of body fluid

  • Vaginal Thrush

  • Irregular periods

  • Breakthrough bleeding

  • Migraine

  • Discomfort in breasts

  • Weight change

  • Depression

  • Decreased libido or sex drive

  • Brown patches on the skin

  • Steepening of corneal curvature

  • Blood clots

Ovranette should be taken as prescribed, along with the following precautions –

  • Take the pills exactly as instructed by your doctor

  • Do not miss any pills and take them regularly

  • Always share all the details of your medical history with your doctor when consulting to find the best contraceptive.

Some medicines interact with contraceptives like Ovranette to break down the hormones of the contraceptive pill by the liver, making it less effective at preventing pregnancy. They are – 

  • Aprepitant

  • Bosentan

  • Barbiturates

  • Carbamazepine

  • Cobicistat

  • Crizotinib

  • Dabrafenib

  • Eslicarbazepine

  • Modafinil

  • Nevirapine

  • Oxcarbazepine

  • Perampanel (12mg)

  • Phenobarbital

  • Phenytoin

  • Primidone

  • Rifampicin

  • Rifabutin

  • Ritonavir

  • Rufinamide

  • Telaprevir

  • The Herbal Remedy St John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)

  • Topiramate

  • Vemurafenib

Missing one pill from your Ovranette pack does not compromise your protection against pregnancy. If you miss two or more pills, you may get pregnant through unprotected sex. Here’s what you should do if you have missed one pill – 

  • Up to 48 hours since the last pill: Take the pill as soon as you remember then continue to take the pills as usual. This could mean taking two pills in a day.

  • More than 48 hours since the last pill: The next steps depend on when you took the last pill and where you are in your pack. 

    • Less than 7 pills left in the pack: Start a new pack immediately after you finish the first one without a seven-day break. If you don’t experience withdrawal bleeding during your seven-day break, after the second pack – you could be pregnant. 

    • More than 7 pills left in the pack:  Continue to take the pills as usual. If you don’t experience withdrawal bleeding during your seven-day break – you could be pregnant.

If you or anyone else has taken an overdose of Ovranette, you should immediately seek medical attention. An overdose of Ovranette may cause nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, dizziness, tummy pain, drowsiness, and fatigue. You should see a doctor immediately, even if you are not experiencing any discomfort or poisoning symptoms.

  • Does Ovranette cause weight gain?

    No. There is no medical evidence to suggest that Ovranette causes weight gain.

  • Can you get pregnant on Ovranette?

    Ovranette is 99.99% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. However, if you don’t take the pills as prescribed, the chances of your getting pregnant go up by 9%.

  • Is Ovranette the same as Microgynon?

    Ovranette is a combined contraceptive pill containing ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel. Microgynon 30 also contains similar ingredients and is also a combined contraceptive pill.

  • Can I take Ovranette if I'm breastfeeding?

    Hormonal contraceptives are known to reduce the production of breast milk.

    If you are breastfeeding, wait for at least six months or until the baby is weaned before you start taking Ovranette.

  • What if I have vomiting or diarrhea after taking a pill?

    If you have vomited within 3 to 4 hours of taking the pill, it may not be properly absorbed in your bloodstream. This means that you may not be adequately protected from pregnancy. Therefore, within 12 hours, you should take another pill and then continue taking the rest of the pills as usual.

    If you have diarrhea for 24 hours, your contraceptive pill may not remain effective. Treat each day of diarrhea as a missed pill day and accordingly follow the instructions for a missed pill.

  • How long does Ovranette take to leave your system?

    It usually takes at least two weeks for your reproductive system to normalize and for you to start ovulating again. However, everyone’s body is different and it could take up to 3 months for your body to adjust to the change.

 

 

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