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Lo Ovral


Lo Ovral is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy in sexually active females.

How it works

Lo Ovral is a combination of female hormones that prevents ovulation; the release of an egg from the female ovary. It also makes it difficult for a sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the walls of the uterus. This it does by changing the mucus and uterine lining.


Take Lo Ovral as it was prescribed for you. Don’t take larger amounts or take it longer than recommended. Usually, you will take first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your periods begins. You may decide to use a back up birth control, such as a condom or spermicide.

The 28-day birth control pack contains seven “reminder” pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder

You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.

Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not use Lo Ovral regularly. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.

If you need to have any type of medical tests or surgery, or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using Lo Ovral for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using birth control pills.

Your doctor will need to see you on a regular basis while you are using Lo Ovral. Do not miss any appointments.

If you miss a dose

    * Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
    * If you miss one “active” pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.
    * If you miss two “active” pills in a row in week one or two, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.

In case of an over dose

In case of an over dose please seek a doctor. Symptoms of overdose includes, vomiting, nausea and vaginal bleeding.

Important note

Do not take this birth control pill and smoke. This is especially important if you are above 35 years old. Smoking would greatly increase your chances of having heart attacks, blood clots and stroke. Remember that a birth control pill would not protect you from aids. A condom would do that well.

Side effects

Stop using Lo Ovral and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

    • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
    • sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
    • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
    • a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
    • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
    • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
    • a breast lump; or symptoms of depression


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