Apri (Oral)

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I have been taking Apri since Nov of 2006, a little over a month ago I started to break out in hives.  Is there a chance my birthcontrol could be the reason? 
by Leslie in Roanoke Va, 07/15/2007


If I dont take the pill at the "Exact" same time every day, but take it around late afternoon hours, is it possible to get pregnant?
by emily in Boise, ID, 07/25/2006

What if you been taking Apri for a month and you dont get your period???

Hi, I have been taking the Apri birth control pills now for a month(well I took all of the pink colored pills and now there is only the white pills left). Should I have started my period on the first day of the white pills? I didn't miss any of th...
by Kathleen in Indiana, 11/06/2006

will Apri cause my skin to break out?

I just started taking Apri. I am on my first row of red pills. I have taken four pills (one each day). I noticed my skin has broken out. Could my acne be related to the Apri? If so could you reccomend a medication that would help my skin? Is there ano...
by Janie in Boston Ma, 10/05/2006

Missed Pills

  I want to know how long do a menstrual last after you missed 3 pills in a row? I missed 3 pills and my mentrual started at once. Do I continue using or do I stop using until my menstrual has completed.
by Veronica in Washington, DC, 07/18/2007

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Apri (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Apri (Oral)

Apri (Oral) Medication Classification


Apri (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Apri (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Apri (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Apri (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Apri (Oral) Storage

Store Apri (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Apri (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Apri (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Apri (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Apri (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

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