LO/OVRAL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017612/001.

Names and composition

"LO/OVRAL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ETHINYL ESTRADIOL and NORGESTREL.

Answered questions

Any lo-ovral feedback?
i just started lo-ovral and i was wondering if anyone has experienced any weight gain/loss from this pill... i know everyone is different but i was wondering how it has effected just people individually... and also were your periods shorter or longer... i used to be on ortho tri-cyclen lo and my periods were... Asked by Allen Bonatti 3 months ago.

i just started lo-ovral and i was wondering if anyone has experienced any weight gain/loss from this pill... i know everyone is different but i was wondering how it has effected just people individually... and also were your periods shorter or longer... i used to be on ortho tri-cyclen lo and my periods were heavier than normal... k thanks Answered by Jonnie Kym 3 months ago.

i took lo-ovral for about 2 years. very little to no weight gain and light periods. usually lasting about 3-4 days. never got sick. i go to the clinic on base so they changed to a generic brand of the lo-ovral which made me completely sick so now i take yasmin which is also known for little to no weight gain and light periods. also lo-ovral is supposed to minimize any cramping.. good bc Answered by Charley Bruner 3 months ago.


Lo-Ovral question for ginecologist...?
I'm going to start using Lo-ovral. My ginecologist is using the pills to change my period cicle (to have no period in my wedding day and honeymoon). I'm getting married on Dec, and I'm a virgin so I'm paranoid because I don't want to get pregnant. I started using the pills on nov... Asked by Neil States 3 months ago.

I'm going to start using Lo-ovral. My ginecologist is using the pills to change my period cicle (to have no period in my wedding day and honeymoon). I'm getting married on Dec, and I'm a virgin so I'm paranoid because I don't want to get pregnant. I started using the pills on nov 6 I'm going to use this pattern: First pack: start on nov 6- end on nov 21 Second pack: start on nov 26 - en on dec 14 third pack: start on dec 21- end the package..and continue normal usage. What are the probabilities of getting pregnant... does this increase my chances of pregnancy?? Do my future husband have to use a condom for the first month?? Second opinion please.. Thanks in advance. Answered by Garret Payton 3 months ago.

I know you asked for Gyno help, but not only is someone on here probably not a Gyno even if they say they are, but Gyno's can be really deceptive at times. Let me warn you about a couple of things with the pill (and yes, I took lo-Ovral and have since researched the pill a lot). The biggest thing of concern is that some birth control pills work in a way that could cause early abortion. As a matter of fact, it is the low dose pills (which most of them are low dose now-a-days) that do cause the early abortion, because instead of preventing ovulation, they tend to stop implantation, so an already fertilized egg (your baby) can not come to you for the nourishment it needs and therefore dies. Most Dr's don't inform you of this, I didn't know about it until recently (and I haven't been on BC in years) and had I known it I would have NEVER taken it as I am morally opposed to abortion in any form. Lo-Ovral is a lower dose hormone, it may not work for you. It didn't for me, I bled through constantly the entire time I was on it, it was horrible. They upped me to a higher hormone, and it worked for a while, but then I went back to bleeding all the time. In addition to this, I had the other typical side effects, like weight gain (oh that really sucks, esspecially if you are about to get married) loss of sex drive (you are going to do it for the first time and likely not even enjoy it like you should!) etc... BC can actually permenantly destory your sex drive. If I were you (or if I could go back in time and change what I did) DO NOT TAKE THE PILL. Use a condom, the effectiveness is near the exact same but without all the nasty side effects and possible moral issues. They have female condoms too. And, if you are really scared, use spermicide and other things. None of this in natural, the act of sex is the act of creating a child, so no matter what there is going to be a possibility of pregnancy. One thing to look into in NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING and tracking your BBT and cervical mucous. If you are in love with your hubby, I won't stress out too much, even if you did end up pregnant, children are absolute blessings and you will cherish that "accident" for the rest of your life. Main point: Save your body now while you can, don't cause permanent damage to your sex drive and etc when you have other alternatives. Trust someone who has been there. Hope this helps and goodluck and hope you wedding goes well! Answered by Antonia Treder 3 months ago.

If you really don't want to get preg. Make him use a condom on top of your BC. At least for a couple of months until your body works the BC through. Answered by Dalia Fortini 3 months ago.


Birth Control From Ortho Tir-Cyclen to Lo Ovral???
I have been taking Ortho Tri Cyclen for 3 months and was experiencing cramping throughout the entire month. My left side felt like I was getting a cyst and when I went back to the doctor she switched me to Lo Ovral. Has anyone taken this type? I'm just wondering what to expect....thank!!! Asked by Keisha Bushrod 3 months ago.

Lo Ovral is a very good pill. Many women are on this pill. I was on it for a year and it was great. Many women do not complain about Lo Ovral. I experienced no side effects while on it. Answered by Sherice Weirich 3 months ago.


Lo Ovral Birth Control?
Have not started it yet, but was wondering if anyone had weight gain, weight loss, less acne or more, or any other side affects. Asked by Oda Lard 3 months ago.

I have taken Lo/Ovral in the past and did have a few issues with weight gain (which is mostly water because of the hormones in the medication). I also did have to deal with a bit of breast tenderness on the Lo/Ovral but found that wearing a larger sized bra helped with that problem. Answered by Jeffery Bailard 3 months ago.


Does Lo Ovral increase breast size?
I'm starting the pill and I want to know if breast enhancement is a side effect? Asked by Shavonda Andaya 3 months ago.

One side effect is swelling of the breasts, but not breast enhancement per se. Here's a list of possible side effects. Lo Ovral side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Lo Ovral and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; a breast lump; or symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes). Less serious side effects may include: mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps; breast pain, tenderness, or swelling; freckles or darkening of facial skin; increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair; changes in weight or appetite; problems with contact lenses; vaginal itching or discharge; changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or nervousness, dizziness, tired feeling. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Answered by Tatiana Oguendo 3 months ago.

all birth control pills react differently with different women. some women gain weight, while others lose weight. If you increase your breast size, other sizes will probably follow suit, such as jeans/pants. talk to your doctor about birth control pills because there can also be some other side effects that are not as glamorous as increasing breast size Answered by Enedina Peasley 3 months ago.


Lo Ovral birth control?
I actually tried to call my doctor. He's not in.I have posted this question a few times because I kept getting 1 answer. I would like to hear from different people other than just 3. The reason today for posting this question was in regards to the new discharge and the question about the geen pill and... Asked by Rey Sorbello 3 months ago.

I started taking the Lo Ovral birth control the end of March. A few days ago I used the bathroom and when I wiped I had clear stretchy mucous with a tinge of light pink. Yesterday I wiped and had thick creamy discharge with specks of light pink and brown. This morning around 2am I went to the bathroom and had a little bit of light pink blood/disharge?. I put in a tampon because I thought it was my period, but when I woke up again this morning around 9am all that was on the tampon was yellow and a couple specks of brown. I started the green pill yesterday so shouldn't I have gotten my period yesterday? What could all of this be? My fiance ad I have had unprotected sex once the 7 day were up (the packet says im protected after 7 days). Is all this normal? The discharge does not smell foul. Answered by Nettie Bethel 3 months ago.

I actually tried to call my doctor. He's not in. I have posted this question a few times because I kept getting 1 answer. I would like to hear from different people other than just 3. The reason today for posting this question was in regards to the new discharge and the question about the geen pill and my period. If it bothers you, DON'T look at or answer my qestions. THANK YOU! Answered by Sammie Ewy 3 months ago.

**Once again... you don't like the answers people are giving you!!!!! I gave you my experience with the same birth control and you didn't like my answer either. It's normal. if you doctor is not in, leave a message. If he/she doesn't call you back then call them back. Not sure what else you want people to tell you on here. Have you called your doctor? You obviously seem really worried because you've asked this question a bunch of times and many people told you it was normal. I dont mean that to sound rude but it's true. I was on lo-ovral before I had my baby and I didn't start my period until wedneday. I took my first green pill on sunday and started my period on weds. If this is the first month you are taking the BC then your cycle will most likely be off and your period will be really light. If you think you're pregnant take a test. Only way to know for sure! It's normal, but if you don't feel like the answer you are getting on here are what you are looking for then call your doctor. Answered by Ronald Yakow 3 months ago.


Has ant one used the birth control Lo-Ovral?
Did you like it does it really lighten your periods, my doctor says I can also skip the period pills and start a new pack and not have my period for 3 months is this true?????? Asked by Quinn Laskoskie 3 months ago.

I used lo-ovral years ago when I first married. At first it was helpful with my menstrual cramps (the main reason I went on it), however, then I had a period that lasted for way too long, so I went off of it. That doesn't mean, of course, that you will have the same sort of experience. :) Everyone is different, what works for one might not work the same for another. Any birth control pill can stop the periods, really, if the placebo pills are skipped and the active pills are taken consistently. This can be done as long as your doctor okays it, naturally. Answered by Catherin Goodlin 3 months ago.

i had 22 day periods never again Answered by Arden Saladino 3 months ago.


Lo/Ovral and breakthrough bleeding?
I started Lo/Ovral recently and this is my second week on it after the other birth control didn't work well. But last night I had breakthrough bleeding it stopped today though. It should last only a day right? and will it come back and when? Asked by Eleanore Plateroti 3 months ago.

Breakthrough bleeding on the pill such as Lo/Ovral can come and go by starting one day and lasting for a few days and then stop again for a few days. It can also sometimes go on continuously during the whole time that the body s trying to adjust to the medication (I've had this happen to me before especially on other brands of birth control pills). It can take the body 3 months to fully adjust to the medication. Another word about breakthrough bleeding when it occurs is that it can get heavy enough to act a lot like a period but isn't. I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say. Answered by Veta Honyumptewa 3 months ago.


Did Lo/Ovral make your breast grow???
HELP!!!! ANSWER!!!!!!!!! Asked by Queenie Entress 3 months ago.

Yes, Lo/Ovral (like other brands of birth control pills) can make the breasts grow a bit larger as well as a bit more tender. The reason that this occurs is because of the hormone in the medication. When I started to have issues with this I ended up getting a bigger bra to make it less painful. If you have other questions for me please feel free to e-mail or IM me off site any time. Answered by Micha Magone 3 months ago.


Question about Lo Ovral 28...?
I am about to start taking birth control for the first time and my doctor gave me Lo Ovral 28. I wanted to know what other people have thought of this type and their positive and negative experiences with it, such as what were the positive and negative side effects. Any input helps! Thank you. Asked by Corrina Pagliuca 3 months ago.

First of all, everyone reacts differently to birth control due to their body chemistry. So my experience might be totally different that what yours will be. I used Lo Ovral 28 for nearly 5 years. I never experienced any adverse side effects and it worked like a charm (still kid free!). Then one day I went to pick up my prescription and they had changed the tablet to a mint flavored chewable, with the option of still swallowing it whole. I didn't like chewing it up so I continued to take the tablet whole and the new flavoring gave me terrible heartburn. I had to switch to a different brand of birth control. I would say give it about 3 months though, and see how your body reacts to the medicine. Answered by Philip Boera 3 months ago.

I am currently on Lo Ovral right now, and I've been on it for 4 months. Before this, I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo for a year, and I had breakthrough bleeding. Since being on Lo Ovral, I feel nauseous the first couple of days when I start a new cycle of pills, and I cramp pretty much the whole month. However, I have been known to be sensitive to medications, so it could be just me. Answered by Anjanette Tautolo 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017612/001 LO/OVRAL ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORGESTREL TABLET/ORAL-21 0.03MG and 0.3MG

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