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All About Ocella

Ocella is an oral contraceptive that is available to women who wish to take birth control. It is the generic version of Yaz and Yasmin and contains a similar active formulation. While Yaz and Yasmin are currently manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Ocella is manufactured by Teva pharmaceuticals. All of these pills contain a similar dosage of drospirenone, a synthetic compound designed to simulate the effects of progesterone and reduce the chance of pregnancy.

Ocella Manufacturing and Effects

Ocella contains a combination of drospirenone and ethinylestradiol, which has been shown to be an effective formula for birth control. Unfortunately, the drospirenone dosage in Ocella has also resulted in severe side effects for some women. Drospirenone may react with estrogen in the body and cause a patient’s blood to coagulate, or thicken, possibly resulting in some serious health complications.

Some women who have taken Ocella have suffered from major blood clotting, a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. All of these internal injuries are caused when the blood thickens and produces clots, which can block blood flow to the heart, brain, lungs, or other vital organs.

Controlling Your Risk

Some women have preconditions that place them at greater risk of experiencing complications from Ocella or similar oral contraceptives. If you are taking Ocella by choice, consider talking to your physician about other contraceptive options available to you. Even if you have been prescribed Ocella for medical reasons, it may be putting you at risk for more harm than good. Some conditions that could put you at greater risk include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease

Talk to you doctor about any health complications that you have experienced in the past that may be a health risk or if you have any of the above conditions. Taking precautions now against risky medication could save you from a serious and avoidable health complication later on.

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