Ovral is an oral contraceptive which is used by sexually active females to prevent pregnancy.
This type of medication works by preventing the womans egg from fully developing. Without full development of the egg, pregnancy is practically impossible. Ovral also thickens the cervical mucus of the uterus so that if the egg does develop, it is very difficult for the sperm to reach the egg.
The Ovral pill must be taken once a day at approximately the same time everyday. If you miss a day, the risk of pregnancy is higher. When taken correctly, this form of contraceptive is 99 percent effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Ovral does not protect against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases .
Although severe side effects are rare with most oral contraceptives, there are some common side effects which users may experience. Some of the common side effects include breast pain, bleeding between periods, nausea, dizziness, weight change and headaches. If you miss a period, contact your doctor immediately.
Some doctors may prescribe Ovral to treat menopausal symptoms or to regulate a womans menstrual cycle. Occasionally, this type of medication may also be prescribed to treat acne in females older than 15 years of age and for other purposes as determined by your doctor.