- Does the Ovranette pill stop periods?
If you take Ovranette continuously without a break, you should not experience the withdrawal bleed periods. This means you start each new 21 day pill pack immediately after the previous one without taking any breaks.
- Does Ovranette increase your risk of blood clots?
The risk of developing blood clots when taking Ovranette and similar combined oral contraceptive pills is small. The risk increases if you already have certain risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight or a family history of blood clots or heart disease, in which case an alternative contraception is recommended.
- Is it normal to bleed on Ovranette?
It is normal to experience a withdrawal bleed (like your monthly period) when on the pill. This usually happens during the 7 days you do not take the pill, after you have already taken the pill for 21 days. If you experience bleeding or spotting outside the 7-day pill free break, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Does the pill Ovranette cause acne?
The Ovranette pill contains hormones which may cause some women to develop side effects of acne. Although, the pill has also been shown to improve acne in other women.
- Can Ovranette cause depression?
While some women have experienced side effects of depressive symptoms on the Ovranette pill, not all women have reported this. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts, seek medical attention immediately.
- Can Ovranette cause anxiety?
It is possible to develop side effects of mood changes like anxiety when taking combined contraceptive pills like Ovranette, but not everyone experiences this side effect. If you are concerned about developing anxiety, or changes in your mood when taking the pill, speak to your doctor for further advice.
- Can Ovranette cause weight gain?
One of the uncommon/rare side effects of taking the Ovranette pill is your body may retain more fluid than normal, which may appear as weight gain. If you have any concerns about an unexplained change in your weight, speak to your doctor for advice.
- Can Ovranette cause infertility?
The Ovranette pill is designed to regulate your body’s hormones to prevent you from getting pregnant. This is a reversible method of contraception, meaning that it does not cause infertility and would not have any impact on you getting pregnant once you stop the pill.
Some women who experience fertility problems after stopping the pill could have had these problems before starting the pill. Speak to your doctor for further advice if you have any concerns about fertility after stopping the pill.
- Can I drink while taking Ovranette?
There is no known interaction between drinking alcohol and taking Ovranette. However, it is advisable to stay within the UK recommended weekly drinking amount.
- Can I take painkillers when taking Ovranette?
It is safe to take simple painkillers like paracetamol when on Ovranette. If you are prescribed any other type of painkillers, speak to your doctor for further advice.
- Can I take Ovranette when I’m breastfeeding?
If you are breastfeeding, your doctor may advise against taking Ovranette or other similar combined oral contraceptive pills. They would be able to suggest alternative options of contraception.
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