When and How to Use Ocella

General considerations for those using Ocella include the following:
  • Ocella comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take this medication with food or on an empty stomach. If Ocella bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack contains 28 pills. Be sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new pack right away. You will probably get your period during the last few days of the pack or, sometimes, during the first few days of the new pack.
  • It is very important that you take Ocella every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • 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 seven days.
  • For Ocella to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose for Ocella, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Ocella Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Ocella can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Ocella).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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