Levest 150/30 micrograms , pack of 63 tablets

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Levest for Period Pain


Levest 150/30 micrograms , pack of 63 tablets
Levest is a combined contraceptive pill that can be used to treat period pain.

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Levest Pill

What is Levest?

Levest is a combined contraceptive pill. It contains synthetic versions of two sex hormones naturally produced by your body: progesterone and oestrogen. These hormones can help to reduce the symptoms of period pain.

Please note that period pain is an ‘off-label’ use of Levest. All medications we offer are fully licensed within the UK. Some medications, such as this, we prescribe for conditions, or circumstances that are outside of the licence also known as ‘off-label’. Prescribing ‘off-label’ is common practice by healthcare professionals to ensure a medication can safely benefit as many patients as possible. This is always based on updated information and evidence since the product first became available.

How to take Levest

Levest tablets are to be swallowed whole, without chewing or crushing them. You can take your Levest tablet either with or without water or food. 

You need to take one Levest tablet per day, every day at around the same time (e.g. just before you go to bed) for 21 days in a row. After 21 days of taking the pill, you will have a 7-day break period during which you take no pills. In this break, you will usually experience a ‘withdrawal’ bleed that acts in the same way as your natural monthly period. 

You should always follow the directions for dosage given to you by your prescribing pharmacist, nurse or doctor. Otherwise, the following dosage applies: 

Each packet of Levest tablets contains 21 pills, with each pill marked by the corresponding day of the week on the blister foil strip. If you start your packet on a Monday, you will press your first tablet through the blister foil marked ‘MON’, and carry on through the usual days of the week following the arrow. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

If this is the first hormonal contraceptive you have used in the past month, you should take your first Levest pill on the first day of your menstrual cycle, i.e. on the first day of your usual menstrual bleed. 

Levest can help relieve your period pain by making your periods lighter. Period cramps are usually caused by chemicals in the womb called prostaglandins, which make the womb contract and squeeze. If your body produces too much of this chemical, it can make these normal contractions more intense and sometimes painful. Fewer prostaglandins are released when you have lighter periods, which can make your menstrual cramps less painful.

The active ingredients in Levest tablets are levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol at a strength of 150mcg and 30mcg. 

Other ingredients in Levest tablets are: maize starch, lactose monohydrate, talc, magnesium stearate, povidone k-25, povidone k-90, sucrose, calcium carbonate, glycerol, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogel 6000, and carnauba wax. 
You cannot take Levest if you: 

  • are or think you might be pregnant
  • are currently breastfeeding (first 6 months only)
  • are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the known listed ingredients
  • have a history or a hereditary/acquired predisposition for thrombosis (venous - e.g. DVT or pulmonary embolism - or arterial - e.g. myocardial infarction)
  • have a history of prodromal conditions, such as angina pectoris or transient ischaemic attack
  • have a history of cerebrovascular accident
  • have diabetes mellitus with vascular symptoms
  • have severe hypertension or dyslipoproteinemia
  • have a history of migraine with focal neurological symptoms
  • have or have had pancreatitis, especially if associated with severe hypertriglyceridemia
  • have or have had severe hepatic disease
  • have a presence or history of benign/malignant liver tumours
  • have known or suspected cancer or breast cancer
  • have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding

Side effects

Like all medicines, using Levest may come with some side effects. You should weigh up the potential risks and benefits to using Levest with your doctor before beginning treatment. 

The most common side effect of using Levest is headache. Around 17-24% of all women using this pill will get headaches. 

Common side effects (affects less than 1 in 100 users): 

  • nausea
  • breakthrough bleeding or ‘spotting’
  • pain in the abdomen
  • mood swings, depression, anxiety
  • tender or sore breasts
  • skin rash

There are very rare incidences of vascular disorders or thrombosis in users of combined contraceptive pills. 

See a doctor immediately if you experience:

  • pregnancy
  • signs of an allergic reaction (itchy rash, swollen lips, tongue or face)
  • signs of venous or arterial embolism (swelling and/or pain in one leg; sudden, extreme pain in the chest, maybe reaching down the left arm; breathlessness; coughing; slurred speech; seizure; fainting or collapse; loss of vision)

For a full list of all known side effects read the patient leaflet.
Drug interactions

The use of some medicines may make Levest less effective, and vice versa. Taking Levest is not recommended alongside the following:

  • metoclopramide (or other drugs to increase gastrointestinal motility)
  • drugs taken to induce hepatic microsomal enzymes (e.g. phenytoin, barbiturates, primidone, carbamazepine) 
  • St. John’s wort
  • certain antibiotics (e.g. penicillins, tetracyclines)
  • certain liver enzyme inducing drugs

Always discuss your full medical history and any medications you are currently taking with your doctor before starting to use Levest.


If you ever suspect you might be pregnant whilst taking Levest, take a test to confirm, stop using the pill and consult your doctor right away. 

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