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What is Min-Ovral?
Min-Ovral is the trade name of prescription oral contraceptive drugs containing a combination of Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol as the active components in a ratio of 150μg to 30μg, respectively. These are two female sex hormones used as contraceptives for the prevention of pregnancy. It is available as a single tablet in 2 combinations of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. This medication manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and is available as a 21- or 28-day pack. The 28-day pack contains 21 active pills of the same color and 7 inactive pills of the same color, while the 21-day pack has 21 active pills.
The active ingredients levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol are female hormones that work in the body to prevent the release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation), and also by inducing changes in the body (cervical mucus and uterine lining) by narrowing the womb, making it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and fertilized the release eggs.
Generic vs brand name
There are a generic medication of Min-Ovral available.
Use your medication as directed by your healthcare professional if you are not sure of how to please check with your pharmacist or doctor. This drug can be taken in two ways that is to start taking on a Sunday or from day 1 of your menstrual cycle.
21-Day pack: Take 1 tablet at the same time daily for 21 consecutive days and 7 days off the pill. You should not be off the pill for more than seven days.
28-Day pack: Take 1 tablet at the same time daily for 28 consecutive days with no pill-free days. The first day of your menstrual cycle is day 1, your doctor will decide on an appropriate day for you to start taking your contraceptive pills.
Some of the possible side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body;
- Severe headache, problems with vision, speech, and confusion;
- Chest pain;
- Sudden wheezing, cough, rapid breathing;
- A change in the severity or pattern of migraine headaches;
- Nausea, itching, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, upper stomach pain, dark urine;
- Symptoms of depression (mood changes);
- Changes in weight;
- Vaginal itching or discharge;
- Changes in your menstrual periods;
- Decreased sex drive.
Warnings and precautions
- The use of Min-Ovral is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol or any of the excipients used in the formulation.
- The risk of serious adverse effects on blood vessels and the heart increases with cigarette smoking and it increases with age in very prominent in users over the age of 35 years old.
- The use of oral contraceptives should be avoided in patients with a history of or actual blood clots.
- The use of oral contraceptives should be avoided in patients with a history of cerebrovascular disorders (stroke).
- Should be avoided in patients with myocardial infarction, chest pain, or heart attack
- Should be avoided in patients with impaired liver function (active or history of or actual malignant liver tumors).
- Should not be used during pregnancy.
- Should be avoided in patients with a history of breast cancer.
- Should be use with caution in patients with diabetes, epilepsy/seizures.
- Should stop use at least a month before any scheduled surgery.
Oral contraceptives do not protect against sexually transmittable infections.
Using this medication with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them. Therefore, you should know the medicines you take and always remember to tell your healthcare provider when you are prescribed new medicine.
- Antibiotics or tuberculosis medications
- Medications used for the treatment of hepatitis C, HIV, or AIDS
- Seizure medications
- Tranexamic acid
- Vitamin E
Frequently asked questions
How to store Min-Ovral Refills (Sleeve)?
- Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
- Store at room temperature.
- Do not store in a humid place.
- Keep in a closed container.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
What if I overdose on Min-Ovral Refills (Sleeve)?
- If you accidentally overdose, seek immediate medical advice or call the Poison Control Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Some symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.
What if I miss a dose of Min-Ovral Refills (Sleeve)?
- When a dose of the active tablet is missed, the missed dose/tablet should be taken as soon as possible then continue with the normal schedule.
- When 2 doses are missed in week 1 or 2 of the cycle, 2 tablets should be taken as soon as possible and another 2 tablets the next day then continue with the normal schedule.
- When 2 doses are missed in week 3 or 3 doses at any point in the cycle, people who started at day 1 should discard the current pack and start with a new pack that same day. For those who started on Sunday, they should take one tablet daily until Sunday then discard the pack and then start with a new pack.
Use additional contraceptive methods for up to 7 days whenever a dosed is missed.