Ovranette is a combined contraceptive pill, it contains Ethinyloestradiol and Levonorgestrel, synthetic versions of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which are naturally produced by your body.
How does Ovranette work?
Ovranette works primarily by suppressing the mechanism of ovulation. It stops the egg (ovum) from ripening and being released from the ovaries. In addition to this, Ovranette thickens the cervical mucus, to make it harder for sperm to reach the egg, and alters the womb lining (endometrium) to make it more difficult for any egg that is fertilised to implant itself there.
How do I take Ovranette?
Since Ovranette is a monophasic (one-phase) pill, each tablet contains the same amount of the hormones ethinyloestradiol and levonorgestrel (oestrogen and progesterone). Simply take one tablet daily at the same time each day, with or without food, for 21 consecutive days. You should then take a 7-day pill-free break, during which you should experience your withdrawal bleed. You will still be protected against pregnancy during this break, providing you have taken your contraception as prescribed.