Levest is an oral hormonal contraceptive pill manufactured by Morningside Pharmaceuticals. It prevents pregnancy by inhibiting the process of ovulation.
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Each tablet contains 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 150 micrograms of levonorgestrel.
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Levest is a combined hormonal oral contraceptive pill. Contained in it are two functioning agents, called ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel, and these work in a similar way to oestrogen and progesterone. The treatment is a 21-day pill, made by Morningside Pharmaceuticals.
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- Can treat painful or irregular periods
Hormones rise and fall in number in the body each month, and are released to help manage the certain processes the body undertakes during the menstrual cycle. When their numbers are low, ovulation commences, and this involves the generation and production of an egg ready for fertilisation. This process stops when levels of the hormones rise.
Similarly, these hormones also regulate the buildup and shedding of the uterine wall. It is this wall which accepts implantation from a fertilised egg, and harbours its development following conception.
By supplementing the levels of oestrogen and progesterone in the body, the functioning components of Levest help to convince the body that ovulation has already happened. As a result, the release of an egg does not occur. Additionally, the lining of the uterine wall is altered so that it cannot receive a fertilised egg. The density of cervical fluid is also adjusted, so that sperm cannot move around as much inside the womb and reach an egg.
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How to use Levest
Always make sure you follow the directions supplied with the patient information leaflet, as well as those issued by your prescriber. Doing so will help to maintain the effectiveness of the medicine, and lower the risk of potential side effects.
- Administer as directed by your doctor.
- This will likely be one tablet, taken at the same time each day for the first 21 days of your menstrual cycle.
- Then, have seven days where you do not take a pill.
- Follow this process again the following month.
- Do not take more than your doctor has instructed you to.
- Strips containing the pills will be marked with days and arrows. Use these to help yourself keep track of your treatment.
- If you miss a dose, refer to the leaflet provided for advice on what to do next, and if you are still unsure, ask your doctor or family planning nurse for help.
Be aware that these directions are provided only as a guide, and do not constitute detailed instructions.
Levest side effects
Every medication comes with a risk of side effects, and it is vital to be aware of what these are, as some of them can be harmful to your health and require medical attention.
Seek the advice of a doctor right away if you notice any signs of a blood clot, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, liver disease, angioedema or breast or cervical cancer. You can read more on this in the leaflet supplied.
Common (1 in 10 or less):
Mood swings, headache, abdominal pain, acne, breast pain, weight gain, feeling sick.
Uncommon (1 in 100 or less):
Diarrhoea, being sick, fluid retention, migraine, decreased libido, breast enlargement, itchy rash.
Rare (1 in 1,000 women or less):
Contact lens intolerance, weight loss, increased libido, breast or vaginal discharge.
Be aware that the above is just a summary. Comprehensive information on side effects can be located in the patient information leaflet.
Taking it with other medicines
Certain medicines may make this treatment unsuitable for use. Let your doctor know if you are using any of the following, as the pill may interact with them and make them less effective, or vice versa: antiepilepsy drugs, for instance primidone, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine, oxcarbamazepine, topiramate, felbamate; tuberculosis medications, for example rifampicin; HIV treatments like ritonavir or nevirapine; griseofulvin; penicillin or tetracycline; metoclopramide; or St. John's wort.
Conditions to look out for
Avoid using Levest if you have or have had in the past any of the following: a blood clot; a heart attack or stroke; angina; any disease that may increase the risk of a blood clot, or inhibits blood clotting; migraine with aura; inflammation of the pancreas; liver disease; breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs; or any unexplained bleeding from the vagina.
Conditions which may also make the use of this medicine unsafe include: disease of the liver or the gallbladder; diabetes; depression; Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis; HUS (haemolytic uremic syndrome); epilepsy; systemic lupus erythaematosus; high blood pressure; or high cholesterol.
Q&A: our Levest discussion forum
Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. It is not thought that alcohol will interact with this pill.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. You should still be able to drive. However, if you notice any side effects which may make driving dangerous, you should avoid driving and let your doctor know right away.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
The pill is not suitable for those who are pregnant or think they might be.
The use of Levest is not usually advised for women who are breastfeeding. Notify our doctor if you are breastfeeding during completion of our medical questionnaire.
How should I store it?
Keep it in a safe place below 25°C.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
You should not use this pill if you are allergic to any containing ingredients, which include the following: ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone K-25, glycerin, sucrose, talc, calcium carbonate, povidone K-90, macrogol 6000, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, and carnauba wax.
Is it available over-the-counter?
A prescription from a doctor is required for the purchase of this item. One of these can be obtained by completing our health questionnaire.
Is it right for me?
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