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Ocella Birth Control Information

OcellaTM (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is the generic version of Yasmin®, a combined oral contraceptive. "Combined" refers to the fact that the birth control pills contain both an estrogen and a progestin. Ocella works in several different ways. For example, it prevents pregnancy by:
 
  • Stopping ovulation
  • Altering the cervical mucus
  • Changing the lining of the uterus, making it less receptive to an embryo.
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Each pack of Ocella contains 28 pills, which should be taken in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away. You will probably get your period during the last few days of the pack.
 
Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the drug's warnings and precautions before starting Ocella. Birth control pills may not be suitable for everyone, and your healthcare provider needs to know if you are taking any other medications, have any other medical conditions, or have any allergies. Common side effects include headaches and breast pain.
 
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Ocella. This article further describes this drug, including how Ocella performed in clinical trials, what to do if you miss a dose, and safety concerns to keep in mind while taking it.)
 
 

Ocella Birth Control Information

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