Ovral G, Estradiol valerate + Norgestrel
Ovral G tablet stops or reduces the short-term variations of menopause. It is designed to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. It can stop pregnancy if it is taken within 72 hours from the time of unprotected sex, recurrent miscarriage, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, menopause and other conditions. Please refer to the information on the product or consult a doctor for advice.
This tablet is manufactured by Pfizer India. It is an American pharmaceutical conglomerate headquartered in New York having its research facility in Groton, Connecticut. It is one of the largest pharmaceuticals in the world.
Composition and Nature of Ovral G tablet:
Ovral G tablet consists of two active ingredients:
Ethinylestradiol (EE – 0.05 mg) is a female hormone (estrogen) used to regulate and maintain menstrual cycles. It is one of the most potent forms of estrogen
Levonorgestrel (0.5 mg) – It is a hormonal drug that belongs to the drug class Progestin/Progestogen, It helps in birth control by preventing release of egg and preventing egg fertilization
Uses of Ovral G tablet:
Although Ovral G is generally considered as a contraceptive it has several other uses as listed below. The list is not exhaustive as there are other uses and benefits of this drug.
- Birth control
- Painful Menstruation
- Hormonal Contraceptive
- Regularize periods
- Decrease ovarian cysts
- Delayed Puberty
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Avoiding pregnancy after sexual intercourse
Do not self medicate this drug just because it has worked for someone else with the same symptoms. It is best to consult your gynaecologist or physician who will be able to advise you according to your personal medical condition.
Side Effects of Ovral G tablet:
Certain users may be affected by this drug and experience some side effects which may include the following:
- Stomach Bloating
- Blood clotting
- Breast milk secretion
- Breast Tenderness
- Sexual Dysfunction
- High Blood pressure
- Mood Swings
- Weight gain
- Reduced menstrual bleeding
- Irregular menstrual bleeding
- It may increase blood glucose level
Dosage of Ovral G tablet:
Ovral G tablets must be taken orally without biting, chewing or crushing the tablet. Take the dosage as recommended by your doctor. It is generally taken with food or immediately after food. Usually, doctors recommend one tablet per day from the first day of your menstrual cycle for a period of 19 days.
How Ovral G tablet works?
Ovral G contains two female sex hormones progestin and estrogens. This stops the ovulation during the menstrual cycle. It causes the vaginal fluids to thicken and prevents sperms from reaching the eggs. It also prevents the fertilised egg from attaching itself to the uterus lining.
Warnings and Precautions Related to Ovral G tablet:
Consult your doctor before you take these drugs and inform him about the current list of medications you are taking, your allergies, pre-existing diseases, pregnancy or any upcoming surgeries – in fact any medical condition you are currently having.
Some medical conditions make you more susceptible to side effects and needs to be managed by your doctor. The doctor will suggest the dosage, frequency and the duration of the treatment dependent on your individual medical condition.
Do not take these tablets without the doctor’s consent if you have the following:
- Active liver disease
- Hepatic impairment
- History of breast cancer
- Impending major surgery
- Liver disease
- Severe arterial disease
- Thromboembolic disorders
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
- Moderate-to-severe hypertension
- Avoid postoperative thromboembolism
- Coronary and cerebro vascular diseases or a history of it
- History of jaundice during past pregnancy
- Suspected overt malignancy of genitals/breast
Substitutes for Ovral G tablet:
Valuecoc-G 0.5mg/0.05mg Tablet Xeno Pharmaceuticals Pvt
Ovral G tablet Interactions:
Using other drugs at the same time as this drug will change the effectiveness of Ovral G tablet. It will also increase the risk of side effects especially if you are taking drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements at the same time. Consult your doctor to help you manage your intake of all your drugs. Some of the drug interactions are as follows:
- St. John’s wart
1) What do I do if I miss a dose?
Ans: If you have missed a dose then you should take it immediately provided that the time for the next dose is not too close by. In this case, skip the missed dose and take the next dose in the scheduled time. Never take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
2) What should I do if I have over dosed on the prescribed quantity of Ovral G tablets?
Ans: If you have accidentally taken a double dose then you have to consult a physician immediately. Some patients may suffer from breathing difficulties or can even pass out.
3) Can Ovaral G be taken along with alcohol?
Ans: Consuming alcohol while under treatment is not recommended. It interacts with this drug and may increase the risk of side effects like excessive drowsiness, calmness and blurred vision.
4) What is the difference between Ovral G and Ovral L?
Ans: Both have the same active ingredients and similar functions. Ovral G is more powerful both should be taken only on the recommendations of a medical practitioner. Both the drugs are formulated by Pfizer India.
5) Will this tablet prevent pregnancy?
Ans: Ovral G tablet stops pregnancy by preventing the ovulation and fertilisation of the eggs and helps in avoiding pregnancy.
6) Is Ovral G safe to use?
Ans: Ovral G tablet is a safe drug provided it is prescribed by your doctor and taken in the
7) Is it safe to take Ovral tablets if I have kidney disease?
Ans: If you are planning to take this tablet and are suffering from kidney disease then consult a doctor who will be able to give make a dose adjustment.
8) Is this tablet safe for patients with liver problems?
Ans: Ovral G tablet is unsafe to use in patients who are suffering from liver disease. Please consult your doctor who will either make dose adjustments or prescribe some other drug that suits your health condition.
9) What do I if I take an expired dose?
Ans: Taking an expired drug is dangerous for your health. Consult a doctor immediately and follow the advice of the doctor.