Keep Ogestrel tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day and in the correct order. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep Ogestrel and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What If I Miss a Dose of Ogestrel?
Missing doses of Ogestrel increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Ogestrel Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Ogestrel, or consult your healthcare provider.
Strengths of Ogestrel
Ogestrel comes in one strength, with 0.5 mg of norgestrel and 0.05 mg (50 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 13, 2008.
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