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Generic Name: Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol It is also known as dro-SPY-renown, ETH-in-il, and ESS-tra-dy-ol.
Names of Brands: Gianvi Jasmine, Loryna, Nikki, Ocella, etc. Display all 10 brands
Drug Class: Contraceptives

What is Ocella?

Ocella is a birth control medication that contains women's hormones, which prevent the process of ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovary). Ocella is also a cause of changes in the cervical mucus as well as the lining of your uterus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus and making it more difficult for a fertilised egg to connect in the uterus.

Ocella is a contraceptive used to avoid pregnancy. It is also employed to address moderate acne in women who are over 14 years old, have menstrual cycles, and want to take birth control.

Yaz can also be used to treat the signs of premenstrual disorder (PMDD), which include depression, anxiety, irritability, difficulty concentrating, energy loss, changes in appetite or sleep, breast tenderness, muscle or joint pain, weight gain, and headaches.Ocella is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Ocella

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Birth control pills could result in serious adverse effects. Do not use birth control pills and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Indications of signs of stroke—sudden weakness or numbness (especially on the opposite part of your body) or a sudden and extreme headache, speech lisping, or issues with balance or vision;
  • Indications of a blood clot: sudden vision loss; sudden chest pain that is stabbing; being short of breath; coughing up blood; discomfort or warmth in both legs;
  • Heart attack symptoms: chest pressure or pain, expanding into your shoulder or jaw, nausea, sweating;
  • Liver problems: low appetite, stomach pain, fatigue, dark stools, clay-coloured urine, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Increased blood pressure, a severe headache, blurred vision, and pounding in your ears or neck;
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet;
  • An increase in the severity or frequency of migraine headaches.
  • Symptoms of depression include sleep issues. fatigue, weakness, and mood changes.

Common adverse effects of Ocella can include:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • tenderness in the breast;
  • headache, mood swings, fatigue, or feeling irritable;
  • weight gain weight gain
  • Menstrual changes or a decreased desire to sex

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Don't use it if you are pregnant or have recently had a child.

It is not recommended to use Ocella. If you suffer from: an abnormality in the adrenal gland; kidney disease; high blood pressure that is not controlled; heart disease; coronary arterial disease; circulatory problems (especially those with diabetes); vaginal bleeding that is not diagnosed; liver disease; cancer; or severe migraine headaches in the event that you are also taking certain hepatitis C medications; if you are scheduled for major surgery; if you smoke and are older than 35; or if you have suffered a heart attack,  stroke, a blood clot, or jaundice that is caused by birth pills for control; or breast cancer vagina

The use of this medication could increase the chance of developing blood clots or strokes. This can increase the chance of having heart attacks.

Smoking is a major contributor to the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. You should not take this medicine if you smoke or are more than 35 years of age.

Before you Take this Drug

This medicine may increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. You're more at risk if you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or are obese. Your risk of suffering from stroke or blood clots is highest when you are in your first year of using birth control pills to control your weight. Your risk of developing a blood clot is also higher when you start taking birth control pills after not taking them for 4 weeks or more.

Smoking is a major contributor to the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. Your risk increases as you age and the longer you smoke. This medication is for you if you smoke or have reached the age of 35.

Do not take this medicine when you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and notify your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or if you do not have two menstrual cycles in a row. If you've recently had an infant and are waiting at least 4 weeks before starting this medicine,

It is not recommended to take this medication if you suffer from:

  • An adrenal gland disorder
  • Kidney disease;
  • Untreated or not controlled high blood pressure, untreated or uncontrolled
  • Heart disease (coronary coronary artery disease, a history of stroke, heart attack, or blood clot);
  • An increased chance of getting blood clots as a result of heart problems or hereditary blood disorders
  • Circulatory problems (especially those due to diabetes);
  • An antecedent history of hormone-related cancer as well as cancers of the breast, vagina, or uterus/cervix;
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding that hasn't been examined by an ophthalmologist;
  • The liver, or cancer of the liver;
  • Extreme migraine headaches (with an aura, numbness or weakening of vision, or other changes), particularly those who are over 35 years old;
  • The history of jaundice triggered by birth control pills
  • If you're a smoker over 35 years old,
  • If you take any hepatitis C medication containing ombitasvir, paritaprevir, or ritonavir (Technivie).

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Heart conditions, high blood pressure, or if you're susceptible to developing blood clots.
  • The potassium levels are too high in your blood.
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides, or if you're obese;
  • depression;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Thyroid that is not active, diabetes, gallbladder disorder,
  • It is a migraine.

The hormones found in this medicine could be passed into breast milk and cause harm to nursing babies. The medicine can also reduce the production of breast milk. Take this medication only when you're nursing.

How to Take Ocella?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.

Start taking your first dose on the day you begin your menstrual cycle or on the first Sunday following the start of your period. It is possible to require backup birth control, for example, condoms that contain spermicide, when you first begin taking this medication.You should take one pill a day for at least 24 hours. If the pills are empty, begin a new set the next day. It is possible to become pregnant if you take a pill every day.

There is a chance that you will experience bleeding that is most likely to break out during the first three months. Consult your physician if this bleeding persists or becomes very heavy.

If you require major surgery or are in bed for a long time, you may need to discontinue using Ocella for a short period of time. Any surgeon or doctor who treats you must be aware that you're using this medication.Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Follow the instructions for patients provided by your doctor. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand these directions. If you miss a pill, it increases your chance of getting pregnant.If you don't remember taking one active pill, you should take two pills the next day if you can remember. Then, take one pill each day for the remainder of the package.

If you don't take two active tablets in one row in weeks 1 and 2, you should take two pills daily for two days. Take 1 pill per day for the remainder of your pack. You should use backup birth control for up to 7 consecutive days after the missing pills.

If you fail to take two active pills consecutively during Week 3, you can throw away the remainder of the pack and start a fresh pack the next day when you are a day 1 starter. If you're the Sunday starter, continue taking a dose throughout the day up to Sunday. When you are done, take away the remainder of your pack and begin a fresh one for the day.

If you do not take three active pills in a row during the weeks of 1–2, or 3, discard the remainder of your pack and begin a new pack the next day if you're one of the day 1 starters. If you're the Sunday starter, continue taking a dose every day through Sunday. When you are done, take out the rest of your pack and begin a new one for the day.

If you take two or more pills, you might not get an ovulation during the month. If you don't have two consecutive months, contact your doctor, as there is a possibility that you are pregnant.

If you don't remember a pill, throw it out and take one daily reminder pill until you have a full pack.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 for help. The overdose can cause nausea and bleeding vaginally.

What Should be Avoided?

Don't smoke when using Ocella, especially if you are over 35 years old.

This medication will not shield your body from sexually transmitted illnesses such as HIV or AIDS. The use of a condom is your only method to safeguard yourself from these illnesses.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications can interact with drospirenone or ethinyl estradiol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Certain drugs may cause this medicine to be less effective, which could result in pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor all of your current medications and any medications you begin or stop taking.



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