- Conjugated Estrogens
- Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Desogestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Levonorgestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Ocella* used for?
Generic for Ocella* (Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. This birth control pill is a combination of female hormones that prevent the release of an egg from an ovary. Also, by changing the cervical mucus and uterine lining, the drug makes it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and also harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the lining of the uterus.
Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne in those women who are over 14 years of age, as well as wish to use birth control pills and have achieved menarche. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ocella*?
The dosage of Generic for Ocella* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Ocella* by mouth.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ocella*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Ocella* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Thus, the last missed pill should be taken as soon as it is remembered, even if this means taking two pills in one day.
What if you overdose on Generic for Ocella*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Ocella*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ocella*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Ocella*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Ocella*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Ocella* can interact with antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and antihistamines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Ocella*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Ocella* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Ocella* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Ocella* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Ocella* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Ocella* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, back pain, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, weight gain, and stomach cramps. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Ocella*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ocella*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Ocella* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Ocella*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Ocella*?
How will Generic for Ocella* work in my body?
How should Generic for Ocella* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Ocella* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Ocella* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.