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How much estrogen is in my pill. I think maybe lo-ovral?

How much estrogen is in my pill. I think maybe lo-ovral?

Low ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) 35 mcg: That is one of the highest ones, I almost never use that pill only in rare circumsatnces, almost all of my pts are on 20 or 10 mcg estrogen, those work well and are much safer as far as side effects, my #1 pill I prescribe is loloestrin, if it is not that pill just punch it up on the internet to see. ...Read more

Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Am taking (ovral*g)Rx Norgestrel&Ethinyloestradiol for gynaecological use. It is 3months course. Is it ok if I will take it for 1month?

Am taking (ovral*g)Rx Norgestrel&Ethinyloestradiol for gynaecological use. It is 3months course. Is it ok if I will take it for 1month?

Take as prescribed: Talk to your doctor about why it was prescribed for 3 months and what will happen if you only take it for 1 month. Don't stop the medication without consulting your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ovral allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ovral allergy?

Ovral allergy: Lo/Ovral-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ovral-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Can the lo/ovral birth control pills make you gain weight? I was percribed them but I don't want to gain weight, im already big.

Can the lo/ovral birth control pills make you gain weight? I was percribed them but I don't want to gain weight, im already big.

Some do: Some do gain weight on lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) but it generally considered weight stable. ...Read more

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After a break of one month I want to start contraceptive pill ovral-l again, I have not received my periods this month. Can I start again?

After a break of one month I want to start contraceptive pill ovral-l again, I have not received my periods this month. Can I start again?

Pregnancy test 1st: You can restart the pill but get a pregnancy test before your start especially if you were sexually active. After that you can start right away. Be sure to use a back up method or refrain from sex for one week. If using condoms during this week and one breaks then take Plan B (emergency contraception) right away. ...Read more

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I can tell that I still ovulate on the pill (ovral). I get a low fever (~99.1) & change in discharge. Is this normal and nothing to worry about?

I can tell that I still ovulate on the pill (ovral). I get a low fever (~99.1) & change in discharge. Is this normal and nothing to worry about?

Not diagnostic: Minor temperature fluctuation and discharge do not confirm that you are ovulating, which is not terribly common on the pill. You'd need to talk with your doctor though; if you are ovulating you are at risk to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm newlymarried, I have follicular cyst 2.8x2.4cms doc prescrib OVRAL L tab todissolve. Is it gud to the pills or it makes any issue for my first birth?

I'm newlymarried, I have follicular cyst 2.8x2.4cms doc prescrib OVRAL L tab todissolve. Is it gud to the pills or it makes any issue for my first birth?

Ovarian cyst: Ovral will control the formation of new cysts, and provide excellent birth control if used properly. The cyst should resolve in time, and the oral bcp's will help prevent new ones. This situation and taking the oral bcp's will not cause issues regarding fertility. ...Read more

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How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

Prevent egg release: Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and all birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation (release of egg by your ovary). They also cause the mucous in your cervix (the opening to uterus or womb) thicker which make it hard for sperm to enter. It thins the lining of the uterus which makes it an unpleasant environment for a fertilized egg. ...Read more

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How many women in us took ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

How many women in us took ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Millions!: As an on-patent medication for contraception or period regulation, nearly two million +, according to the fda! the medication is off patent and generic. No data here, but I am sure millions have taken the generic! ...Read more

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Whether sex can be done while taking dose of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 21 days?

Whether sex can be done while taking dose of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 21 days?

Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel): Should not be an issue but many doctors don't feel comfortable with that.
Please contact your primary doctor about this. If she/he says it is OK, go ahead. If not, don't take Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). ...Read more

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I recently started taking ovral and noticed that my breast milk production has decreased. What will happen if I stop taking ovral 28 pill??

I recently started taking ovral and noticed that my breast milk production has decreased. What will happen if I stop taking ovral 28 pill??

Milk should return: Birth-control pills do sometimes decrease milk production. If you stop taking the pill, your milk production should return if your baby is still feeding as before. You will have a period, and of course, will be at risk of getting pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my periods on the 30th october last friday;and I drank ovral (white ones)to delay since I was supposed to spend the weekend with my boyfriend. But now I didn't get them until now;I had unprotected sex on the 1st of november and now am

I was supposed to get my periods on the 30th october last friday;and I drank ovral (white ones)to delay since I was supposed to spend the weekend with my boyfriend. But now I didn't get them until now;I had unprotected sex on the 1st of november and now am

Confused!: Firstly, if your menses was due on the 30th and you had sex two days later, on the 1st, you are not at risk for pregnancy because the timing of the cycle is wrong. Secondly, if I understand correctly, you did not have unprotected sex because you took Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) OCP over the weekend to delay starting your period, correct? So if your question is about possibility of pregnancy, the answer is unlikely. ...Read more

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What Is the absorption time of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L tablet?

What Is the absorption time of ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L tablet?

2 hours: Within two hours of taking a birth control pill, it should be absorbed in your blood stream. However, it is important to know that if you have just started this medication it is not going to provide protection if it was only started two hours ago. ...Read more

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I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine.?

I have been using ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 20 days. How long will the side effect last if I stop the medicine.?

Birth control: If you stop taking your birth control pills then you will trigger a menstrual cycle. The pills are out of your system in about 7 days and you will return to your usual baseline fertility. ...Read more

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Been getting reoccurring yeast infection (8 wks), could it be due to my higher dose birth control (min ovral)? I've been on it since feb.

Been getting reoccurring yeast infection (8 wks), could it be due to my higher dose birth control (min ovral)? I've been on it since feb.

Yes: Some women do get more yeast infections while on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about other options for birth control. Sometimes a different type of birth control pill can help. ...Read more

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Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Unlikely: Lo-ovral is a low dose birth control pill that has been around for a long time. It is a progestin dominant pill and like all pills in that category can be associated with some fluid retention, increased appetite and hair changes and lowers the good cholesterol. For the most part, it has been a well tolerated birth control pill choice. ...Read more

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What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

What are the green pills in the lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pack?

Hormones: Birth control pills like Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) have 21 pills containing the hormones that prevent ovulation and 7 different colored pills that are placebo to help keep you on schedule and trigger a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Pill side effect: Like any pill, the most important side effect is thrombo-embolism, or blood clot. Other side effects include headache, breast tenderness, irregular spotting, bloating, mood changes, etc.
The progestin in Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) is more androgenic that may induce complexion changes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have taken ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for long periods of time?

Is it ok to have taken ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for long periods of time?

Yes: Yes, as long as you don't smoke and don't have any serious heart or blood vessels problems or severe migraines. There are many benefits to long term birth control pill use, including decreased risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, benign ovarian cysts, heavy periods. Overall it is better for your health to be on birth control pills than not to be on them. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects while taking lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects while taking lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effect: Nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement.
Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. ...Read more

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I was using ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) swithced to diane but bleeding now for 3 weeks non stop. Any help?

I was using ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) swithced to diane but bleeding now for 3 weeks non stop. Any help?

Breakthrough bleed: Not all oral contraceptive pill hormone formulations actually are the same generically and act similarly as a previous pill. If on the 2nd pack of Diane the bleeding continues, ask your MD for a "change" to some other pill brand. ...Read more

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What are some of your side effects while on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) vs ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

What are some of your side effects while on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) vs ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?

Can be the same: Lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 35 mcg estrogen, while ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 50 mcg estrogen, both have the same type of estrogen and progesterone. Anyone can have side effects with any type of bc pill, but I do not have any patients on ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and only a few on lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) as I use much lower dose pills in almost all of my patients. Almost all of mine are using a 25 or 20 or 10 mcg estrogen pill. ...Read more

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Is ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) one of the most tested ocps?

Is ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) one of the most tested ocps?

Yes: It has been in use for many, many years. It is a much hu=igher dose of hormones than many of the newer ons. ...Read more

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Am I right that it's no issue to take ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for regulating pcos?

Am I right that it's no issue to take ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for regulating pcos?

Likely yes: It's fine; but if 35 is your true age you should not take any ocp if you smoke cigarettes or have high blood pressure. No ocp "treats" pcos, but all can help with pcos symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding. My son is 8months old. The gynae prescribed ovral 28 because of my irregular periods and bleeding. Is it safe to use.

I'm breastfeeding. My son is 8months old. The gynae prescribed ovral 28 because of my irregular periods and bleeding. Is it safe to use.

Progesterone pills: Generally we recommend avoiding birth control pills that contain Estrogen and Progesterone in women who are breastfeeding. We typically prescribe Progesterone only pills when lactating. We also recommend other nonEstrogen containing methods such as IUDs, Implants and the Depoprovera injection, ...Read more

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Ovral (Definition)

Ovral is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more