Ovranette comes in strips of 21 pills, with the day of the week printed alongside each one. You should take the pills according to the correct day of the week.
If you start to take Ovranette on the first day of your period, you will get immediate protection from pregnancy.
If you start to take Ovranette on any other day of your period, you must use additional contraception, such as a condom, for the first 7 days, while the pill takes effect in the body.
Take 1 pill at the same time each day, until you have used up all 21 pills. Swallow each pill whole (with water, if you’d prefer), but don’t chew the pills.
Once you’ve used all 21 pills, take a 7-day, pill-free break.
A few days after taking the last pill from the strip, you should experience a withdrawal bleed. You may still be bleeding by the time you’re ready to start a new strip, but that’s okay. You should start your new strip whether or not you are still bleeding.
So long as you have taken your pills as instructed and taken them on time, you don’t need to use any extra contraception during the 7 pill-free days.
Provided that you’ve used Ovranette correctly, you’ll always start a new strip on the same day of the week.
Before you start taking Ovranette, you should always read the instructions in the patient information leaflet that comes with your treatment.