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Ortho-Novum Overdose

While an Ortho-Novum overdose is not likely to be dangerous, you should still seek immediate medical attention if you take too much of this birth control pill. Nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding are symptoms that may occur if you take too much Ortho-Novum. Overdose treatment, if necessary, will probably consist of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Ortho-Novum Overdose: An Overview

Ortho-Novum® is a birth control pill that is only available with a prescription. The effects of an Ortho-Novum overdose, while not usually dangerous, may vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Ortho-Novum dosage and the age and sex of the person who took the overdose.
If you happen to overdose on Ortho-Novum, seek immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of an Ortho-Novum Overdose

As with any birth control pill, an overdose with Ortho-Novum may cause nausea and vomiting. Ortho-Novum 1/50 (but not the other types of Ortho-Novum) contains a high dose of estrogen, which will almost certainly cause nausea and vomiting in the case of an overdose. In females (even in young girls), an overdose could also cause vaginal bleeding. In women, an Ortho-Novum overdose is likely to disrupt the menstrual cycle, and another form of birth control (such as condoms) may be recommended.

Treatment for an Ortho-Novum Overdose

It is not known how best to treat an Ortho-Novum overdose. Therefore, treatment (if necessary) will likely involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. In many cases, treatment may not be necessary, although medical attention is still needed to rule out any problems.
Even though an Ortho-Novum overdose is unlikely to cause serious problems, you should still seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much.
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