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How to use ovral G?

Im 28 years of Age. I have no major medical history as such that could worry me . But about a year ago i was diagnosed with jaundice , which was taken care of by medication . I intend to push my menstrual days for this month as i will be hiking during the time. When should i start having ovral G and what should my dosage be?
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
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Hello,

It is not clear from your post as to what type of Jaundice you had and what is the current state of your liver functions. Hepatitis A usually causes a bout of acute hepatitis with recovery.

Hepatitis B and C can cause long term liver damage. So it is relevant to know this because oral contraceptive pills are processed in the liver and metabolised.

It appears that you are an active person and are not constrained by low energy levels that usually arise when liver is not working optimally. Nevertheless I would suggest that you have a blood test to assess liver function.

Ovral G is a combined contraceptive pill and can be started anytime from first to fifth day of start of your periods.

It is a good choice for young women (it can be started later as well when it will not give the birth control benefit and may result in some spotting due to interaction with body's natural hormones that have already had an effect on cyclical changes in ovaries and lining of the womb.

The dose will be 1 tablet a day to be continued for 1-2 months depending on your trip and requirement. This pill can be taken from one packet to the other without a break for a duration upto 3 months.

It might give rise to nausea, vomiting, bloating and other hormonal side effects initially. Taking it at the same time everyday and after meals may give a better control over side effects.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Sabina Hussain
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How to use ovral G?

Hello, It is not clear from your post as to what type of Jaundice you had and what is the current state of your liver functions. Hepatitis A usually causes a bout of acute hepatitis with recovery. Hepatitis B and C can cause long term liver damage. So it is relevant to know this because oral contraceptive pills are processed in the liver and metabolised. It appears that you are an active person and are not constrained by low energy levels that usually arise when liver is not working optimally. Nevertheless I would suggest that you have a blood test to assess liver function. Ovral G is a combined contraceptive pill and can be started anytime from first to fifth day of start of your periods. It is a good choice for young women (it can be started later as well when it will not give the birth control benefit and may result in some spotting due to interaction with body s natural hormones that have already had an effect on cyclical changes in ovaries and lining of the womb. The dose will be 1 tablet a day to be continued for 1-2 months depending on your trip and requirement. This pill can be taken from one packet to the other without a break for a duration upto 3 months. It might give rise to nausea, vomiting, bloating and other hormonal side effects initially. Taking it at the same time everyday and after meals may give a better control over side effects. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Sabina Hussain