What If I Take a Lybrel Overdose?

Women who take too much Lybrel may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Other menstrual irregularities.
(Click Lybrel Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Keep the tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture or heat.
Keep Lybrel and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses of Lybrel increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed (see Lybrel Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Lybrel, or consult your healthcare provider.


Lybrel comes in one strength, containing 0.09 mg (90 mcg) of levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg (20 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet. Unlike other birth control pills, Lybrel does not contain any inactive tablets.

Is There a Generic Version of Lybrel?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Lybrel).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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