Ocella Safety Information

Ocella™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. Although most women are able to take this birth control pill without any problems, it is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, it's important to review the drug's safety information before taking Ocella.
For example, Ocella is different from most other birth control pills. It contains drospirenone, a hormone that can increase the level of potassium in the blood. This is not usually a problem for most healthy women. However, it can pose health risks if you take other medications that also increase potassium levels or if you have kidney, liver, or adrenal problems.
Ocella must be taken every day and at the same time each day. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy. To help ensure your safety while taking Ocella, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you take and any medical conditions you have.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Ocella to learn more about the drug's safety information, including why it isn't the best choice for women with certain medical conditions.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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