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Levest is a combined contraceptive pill. 

Order your repeat course of Levest online - our service is fast, discreet and convenient. To place your order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.


Levest - 3 Month Course £20
Levest - 6 Month Course £25

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Levest Pill

About Levest

What is Levest?

Levest is a contraceptive pill, also known as ‘the pill’. The pill is one of the easiest-to-use and most effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy. Levest is a ‘combined’ oral contraceptive, meaning that it contains synthetic versions of two sex hormones naturally produced by your body: progesterone and oestrogen. 

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 monthly cycle, i.e. on the first day of your usual menstrual bleed. 

What if I forget to take or miss a Levest pill?

If you are less than 12 hours late in taking your daily pill, your protection from pregnancy will not be reduced. Take your pill as soon as you remember within this period, and carry on the next day as usual. 

If you are more than 12 hours late in taking your daily pill, your contraceptive protection may be reduced. You should act accordingly depending on how far into your pill packet you are: 

Week 1: take your missed tablet as soon as you remember, even if you end up taking two at a time. Continue to take your daily tablets as usual but make sure to use extra precautions against pregnancy, like condoms, for the next 7 days. You may be at risk of pregnancy if you have had sex in the 7 days leading up to your missed pill. 

Week 2: take your missed tablet as soon as you remember, again. Continue taking your daily tablets as usual. You will be covered against pregnancy provided that you have taken your pill correctly for the 7 days before this missed one. 

Week 3: Either - take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and carry on as usual on the following days. Start your next packet as soon as this one is finished, skipping your usual 7-day break. Or - take your 7-day break immediately, and then start the new packet after this one finishes, and carry on as usual. In either scenario, you should still be protected from pregnancy, provided that you have used the pill correctly up until this point. 

Ingredients

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. 

Who can take Levest?

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 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

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
  • weight gain
  • 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 and Warnings

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.

Warnings

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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    by , 25th Jan 2016
    the questionnaire to fill out before placing order was not time consuming but asked all the same questions that i usually get asked by to my face by my doctor, the whole process was very time efficient with good delivery options to suit your needs. will defiantly use superdrug online doctor for this service again instead of going to my doctors. the rice of the prescription was also reasonably cheap and not overpriced.

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