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- 30 micrograms ethinylestradiol (oestrogen)
- 150 micrograms levonorgestrel (progesterone)
- Complete our medical assessment form online
- Our doctors will review your medical form to make sure Ovranette is safe and suitable for you
- We will post Ovranette to your address or you can pick it up from your local Superdrug store
- We provide a safe, confidential and convenient service at Superdrug Online Doctor. We will send your medication in discreet and unmarked packaging.
Can you get Ovranette over the counter?
Can you get Ovranette on the NHS?
- making the mucus in your cervix (neck of the womb) thicker so it becomes difficult for sperm to travel into your womb
- preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg each month (you stop ovulating)
- making the lining of your womb thinner so even if an egg gets fertilised, it would not be able to implant itself in the lining of your womb
How long does Ovranette take to work?
How effective is Ovranette?
- miss your pills
- experience vomiting or diarrhoea after taking the pill
- take other medications which may interact negatively with the pill, making it less effective at preventing pregnancy
- Swallow each Ovranette pill whole with water, at the same time every day
- After taking the pill for 21 days, do not take any pills for the next 7 days. During these 7 days, you should experience a withdrawal bleed similar to your monthly period
- After the 7-day pill free period, immediately start the next pack of 21 pills. Remember to take each pill on the day it is marked with every time.
- As long as you take the pills as prescribed, you should be protected from pregnancy during the 7 days of taking no pills
When should I start taking Ovranette?
Can I take Ovranette without a break?
What happens if you miss an Ovranette pill?
- If you start a new pill pack a day late or miss one pill, take it as soon as you remember even if you have to take 2 pills on the same day
- If you take the missed pill within 12 hours of the usual time you take the pill, and you had unprotected sex during this time, you will still be protected from pregnancy. You do not need to use emergency contraception (morning after pill). You should continue taking the rest of the pills as prescribed
- If you miss a pill between day 14 and 21 of your 21 day pill pack, take the pill as soon as you remember and continue taking the rest of the pills as normal. After finishing the pill pack, skip the 7 day pill free break and immediately start your next pack of 21 pills
- If you miss more than 2 pills, you may not be protected from pregnancy. Continue taking the rest of your pills as prescribed but avoid having unprotected sex for 7 days. If you do have unprotected sex, you should immediately get emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy.
Can I take Ovranette to delay my period?
Can I use Ovranette as emergency contraception?
- Change in mood
- Spotting or bleeding between periods
- Stomach pain
- Weight changes
- Breast pain
- Change in sex drive
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin rash or brown skin patches
- Change in blood pressure
- Vaginal discharge
- Pain during periods
What should I do if I experience side effects from taking Ovranette?
- Over 35 and smoke
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- High blood pressure
- Breast or ovarian cancer or if you have a family history
- Blood clots or problems with your blood circulation
- Heart disease or irregular pulse (atrial fibrillation)
- Previous heart attack
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver problems
- Some types of migraines
- High blood cholesterol
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Liver problems
- Blood clots - if you experience symptoms of a blood clot like difficulty breathing, chest pain, swelling or pain in your leg, seek medical attention immediately
- Cervical cancer - the pill has been reported to reduce your risk of having cancer of the womb and ovary, but slightly increases the risk of developing cervical cancer. Speak to your doctor if you experience unexplained vaginal discharge. All women should have regular smear tests which are provided freely in the UK
- Breast cancer - the risk of developing breast cancer on the pill is slightly raised especially for women who have a family history or who are overweight. Speak to your doctor if you notice any breast lumps or discharge from your breast
- Bleeding between periods - this should improve after the first 3 months of taking the pill. If the bleeding doesn’t stop or becomes very heavy and painful, speak to your doctor for advice
Ovranette drug interactions
- Sleep disorders
- Hepatitis C
- Fungal and bacterial infections
- Depression - St John’s wort herbal remedy
- Does the Ovranette pill stop periods?
- Does Ovranette increase your risk of blood clots?
- Is it normal to bleed on Ovranette?
- Does the pill Ovranette cause acne?
- Can Ovranette cause depression?
- Can Ovranette cause anxiety?
- Can Ovranette cause weight gain?
- Can Ovranette cause infertility?
- Can I drink while taking Ovranette?
- Can I take painkillers when taking Ovranette?
- Can I take Ovranette when I’m breastfeeding?
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Dr Draper studied at the University of Oxford and finished her training to become a doctor at University College London, with a special interest in innovation in medicine, online and digital medicine, improving access to healthcare and reducing inequalities in health and well-being.
Last reviewed on: 29/05/21