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Lo/Ovral

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lo/Ovral. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Lo/Ovral include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Acne
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches.
(Click Lo/Ovral Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Lo/Ovral

Lo/Ovral can interact with several other medications (see Lo/Ovral Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Lo/Ovral if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Lo/Ovral Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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