Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral)

Questions | Reviews

Are there negative affects if I take the pill for 2 months?

Are there any negative affects if I continue to take the pill for an extra month? I was on vacation and knew I would be getting my period so I continued to take the pill. I plan on finishing the pack for the month so i will be on track after my next p...
by Jenn in MA, 02/27/2007

brown spotting week before period scheduled

I have had brown spotting the week before my schedule period for a couple cycles now. I have been on low-ogestral for over 8 months. I noticed my last cycle's period was heavy like I was not on the pill and then I had very tender breasts after my ...
by Aly in New York, 02/21/2007

Yeast infection and Ogestral-28

I have been taking low ogestral-28 bcp for the past 2 years, and i keep having yeast infection every month it's really getting on nerves I take over the counter medication for it, but it keep coming back.I was wondering can u tell me anything to p...
by Anonymous in waycross, ga, 07/08/2006

Taking Low Ogestrel

Hi, am take low-ogestrel generic for lo-ovral and me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex and i was taking these pills and i have had no sign of pregnancy and i wonder can i get pregnancy i stop take them almost 2 month now and there have been no...
by Christiana in birmingham, 05/04/2006

Effectiveness from Alesse to Low Ogestrel 28

My doctor recently switched my birth control pill from Alesse to Low Ogestrel 28, because I started Topamax for migraines. (I have been on the pill for many years solely for birth control). My husband would ABSOLUTELY kill me if I got pregnant. Was th...
by Lisa in california, 01/11/2006

Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral)

Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) Medication Classification


Low-Ogestrel 28 (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

Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Low-Ogestrel 28 (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 Low-Ogestrel 28 (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 Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) Storage

Store Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Low-Ogestrel 28 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Low-Ogestrel 28 (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.

Low-Ogestrel 28 (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.

Low-Ogestrel 28 (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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