What If I Take an Overdose of Ocella?

Women who take too much Ocella may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Other menstrual irregularities
  • High blood potassium (hyperkalemia).
(Click Yasmin Overdose for more information.)

How Should Ocella Be Stored?

Keep the Ocella 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 this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses of birth control pills increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle. Refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Ocella, or consult your healthcare provider if you are not sure what to do (see Ocella Dosage for more information).

Who Makes Ocella?

Ocella is made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (who also makes Yasmin), but is marketed and distributed by Barr Laboratories, Inc.

Available Strengths

Ocella comes in one strength, containing 3 mg of drospirenone and 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (the 21 yellow tablets). The seven inactive (white) tablets do not contain any active ingredients.

Is Generic Ocella Available?

Ocella is actually a generic product, even though its name does not seem like a "generic" name. It is a generic version of Yasmin (see Generic Yasmin).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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