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Ovranette is a combined oral contraceptive pill and contains the same active ingredients as Microgynon and Logynon.

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Medicine x3 x 21 Tablets (3 Month Course)
Ovranette 150/30mcg x 21 Tablets (3 Month Course) £8.49

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You can order Ovranette online from our UK-registered pharmacy without needing a prescription. One of our prescribers will review your consultation and, if deemed appropriate to issue a supply, will prescribe and deliver the medication to you (in unmarked packaging) as early as the day after your order. Our online ordering process is quick and discreet, ensuring your privacy and convenience.

About Ovranette

Key points

  • You take it daily for 21 days, followed by a 7-day break
  • You are protected from pregnancy immediately
  • It can be over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • May reduce your risk of cancer of the ovary and womb if used in the long term


What is Ovranette?

Ovranette is an oral contraceptive pill used to protect against pregnancy. It is a monophasic combined pill, meaning each pill contains the same dose of levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol and it is 99% effective when taken correctly.

Ovranette is sometimes prescribed for other conditions such as:

  • Painful menstruation or pre-menstrual tension
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy or irregular bleeding from the womb (uterus)


How does Ovranette work?

Ovranette contains oestrogen and progesterone, which prevent pregnancy by:

  • Thickening cervical fluid – making it difficult for sperm to penetrate
  • preventing egg release from the ovaries
  • thinning the lining of the womb – creating a hostile environment for an egg to implant


How long does Ovranette take to work?

When taken on the first day of the menstrual cycle, Ovranette provides instant pregnancy protection. If you start after the first day of your period, use an additional contraceptive method, like a condom, for the first seven days.

How effective is Ovranette?

When taken correctly Ovranette is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, missing pills or taking certain medications can reduce its effectiveness.

Ovranette dosage instructions

How to take Ovranette

  • Take one pill daily for 21 days, starting with the pill that matches the current day of the week.
  • Follow the directional arrows on the packaging.
  • Stop taking Ovranette for 7 days after completing the first packet of pills, during which you may experience bleeding.
  • After the seven-day break on the eighth day, start your new packet of 21 Ovranette pills.


It is important to take Ovranette at the same time each day to maintain its effectiveness. Taking the pill at the same time helps to keep hormone levels stable and ensures that the medication is consistently present in the body.

When can I start taking Ovranette?

For those new to or on a break from contraceptive pills:

Start on the first day of your period for immediate pregnancy protection, eliminating the need for extra barrier methods.

If you start Ovranette after the first day of your period, use a barrier contraceptive like condoms for the first 7 days.

Changing to Ovranette from another contraceptive pill:
For those taking a Pill for 21 days: 

Start Ovranette the day after finishing your current strip for immediate contraceptive protection. Your first bleed will occur after completing the first Ovranette strip.

For those taking a Pill for 28 days: 

Start Ovranette the day after your last active pill for immediate contraceptive protection. Your first bleed will occur after completing the first Ovranette strip.

For those taking a Progestogen-Only Pill (POP): 

Start Ovranette on the first day of bleeding, even if you've taken the progestogen-only Pill that day. Immediate contraceptive coverage will be in effect.

When can I stop taking Ovranette?

You can stop taking Ovranette at any time. If you are planning a pregnancy, you should use another method of contraception after stopping Ovranette until you have had a proper period. This helps your doctor estimate your due date accurately.

What should you do if you miss an Ovranette pill?

If it is less than 12 hours since your last dose of Ovranette:

Take the missed pill as soon as possible, even if it means taking two pills in one day. Your pregnancy protection should remain unaffected provided you continue taking the remaining pills at the usual time. 

If it has been longer than 12 hours since your last dose of Ovranette:

Take the missed pill as soon as possible, even if it means taking two pills in one day. Use additional contraception like condoms for the next 7 days. 

If you have missed multiple Ovranette pills:

Contact your doctor and refer to the patient information leaflet.

Ovranette ingredients

Active ingredients: levonorgestrel 150 mcg and ethinyl estradiol 30 mcg

Inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone 25, magnesium stearate, talc, purified water, sucrose, polyethylene glycol 6000, calcium carbonate, white wax, and wax carnauba.

Ovranette side effects

The listed side effects will not be experienced by everyone who uses Ovranette, but you should be aware of:

Common: Affecting up to 10% of users

  • Vaginal infections like thrush
  • Feeling nauseous or vomiting
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Changes in weight
  • Changes in mood including depression
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Acne
  • Sore or tender breasts
  • Changes in breast size or discharge


Uncommon: Affecting up to 1% of users

  • Diarrhoea
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes to menstrual flow
  • Skin rash
  • Brown patches on your face or body (chloasma)
  • Hives (urticaria)
  • Swelling in ankles, hands, or feet due to fluid retention
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Changes in fat levels in your blood


Rare: Affecting up to 0.1% of users

  • Change in glucose tolerance
  • Contact lenses may feel uncomfortable
  • Painful red lumps on the skin 
  • Pink-red blotches on the skin 
  • Period pain or lack/absence of periods 
  • Vaginal discharge


Seek urgent medical attention if you experience: 

  • Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, throat 
  • Difficulty swallowing 
  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Signs of a blood clot such as: 
    • Pain in the leg when standing or walking 
    • Increased warmth in the leg 
    • Change in colour of the skin 
  • Breathlessness or rapid breathing 
  • Sudden cough which may be blood-stained 
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Change in heartbeat 
  • Pain in the stomach 
  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision 
  • Chest pain, pressure, heaviness, or general discomfort 
  • Discomfort in the upper body radiating to the stomach, back, arm, throat and jaw
  • Sweating, nausea, vomiting 
  • Anxiety, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding 
  • Weakness of the body 
  • Sudden severe headache 
  • Loss of consciousness or fainting


Always report any side effects to your GP or pharmacist.

Does Ovranette cause weight gain?

The patient information leaflet lists changes in weight as a potential side effect of taking this medication; however, according to the NHS website, “There is no evidence that the pill will make you gain weight."

Please read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects. Always report any side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ovranette warnings

Do not use Ovranette if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are 35 years old or over and smoke 15 or more cigarettes per day
  • You have had heart problems, certain types of migraines, or issues like severe diabetes, high blood pressure, or liver disease
  • You or anyone in your family has an increased risk of blood clots and circulation problems
  • You are allergic to its ingredients or are using specific medications for hepatitis C.
  • You have systemic lupus erythematosus


Important note: If you experience any of these conditions while taking Ovranette, or if they develop for the first time during its use, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid taking Ovranette and, if necessary, explore an alternative form of contraception.


Can I use Ovranette if I am breastfeeding?

Avoid using Ovranette if you are breastfeeding.

Ovranette interactions

Ovranette interacts with certain medications, making it less effective. Always inform your doctor or pharmacist of any medication you are taking, so that they can check for interactions. The main medications that can interact with Ovranette are:


  • Barbiturates (including phenobarbitone)
  • Primidone
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Topiramate



  • Griseofulvin
  • Rifampicin


Herbal Remedies:

  • St John's Wort


Antiretroviral Agents:

  • Ritonavir
  • Nelfinavir
  • Nevirapine



  • Modafinil


You should inform your GP or pharmacist of any medication you are taking, so that they can check for interactions.

Ovranette alternatives

There are several second-generation contraceptives that contain 150 micrograms of levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol. These include Rigevidon, Levest, and Microgynon. These pills are widely used because they are safer than first-generation pills, as they contain the safer progesterone known as levonorgestrel.

During the initial months of using Ovranette, you may experience mood changes, including depression. If these changes persist beyond the initial period, it's advisable to consult with your GP, as you might consider trying an alternative contraceptive pill.

Yes, to delay your period, omit the 7-day pill free interval. You can take up to three packets back-to-back, to stop your period.

Ovranette is a second-generation combined oral contraceptive pill.

You are protected from pregnancy if Ovranette is taken within a 12-hour window. However, it is recommended to take this medication around the same time each day.

Some breakthrough bleeding or spotting during the initial months of using Ovranette is expected and should cease after a day or two.

Yes, Ovranette is the same as other brands, including Rigevidon, Levest, and Microgynon.

Ovranette may cause acne as a side effect, but it has also been shown to improve acne in other women.

Product Reviews For Ovranette

Summary For Ovranette

Medication class Combined oral contraceptive pill
Mechanism of action It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg. Makes it difficult for sperm to reach an egg.
Active ingredient Levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol
Strength 150 mcg / 30 mcg
Effective within 7 days
Dosage instructions Take ONE tablet around the same time daily for 21 days followed by a 7-day break.
Manufacturer Pfizer Limited
Use with alcohol No known interaction


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