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Lo/Ovral

When and How to Use Lo/Ovral

General considerations to keep in mind while taking Lo/Ovral include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • It is very important to take Lo/Ovral every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • Each pack of Lo/Ovral contains 28 pills. Be sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away. You will probably start your period during the last seven days of the pack.
  • You can take Lo/Ovral with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lo/Ovral will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to take Lo/Ovral, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Lo/Ovral Dosage for more information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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