Lo/Ovral Warnings and Precautions

Before using Lo/Ovral, warnings and precautions for this form of birth control should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Certain women should not use Lo/Ovral, including those with an irregular heart rhythm, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or liver disease. Since Lo/Ovral can worsen some medical conditions, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any existing conditions you have before starting the pill.

Lo/Ovral: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Lo/Ovral® (norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Will be having surgery
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Lo/Ovral is equivalent to Cryselle®, Elinest™, and Low-Ogestrel® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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