Ethinyloestradiol 30mcg / Levonorgestrel 150mcg
Take one tablet per day, for 21 days, then have a 7 day break allowing for a withdrawal bleed. There are 21 pills per pack.
usually makes periods regular, lighter and less painful
may help with premenstrual symptoms
reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon
you are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking the combined pill in the first five days of your period
when you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal
there are safe ways to take the pill where you take packs back to back and bleed less often, read about these methods here
this progestogen dominant formulation of combined pill has the lowest increased risk of thrombosis, so if you are over 40 you should start with one of the Ethinyloestradiol 30mcg / Levonorgestrel 150mcg combined pills (more info here).
What users say
I'm on Levest and I'm fine. I know somone who had problems with it but everyone is different.
I've been taking the levest pill since I was 16 to help with my heavy and irregular periods.
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