Levest

Combined pill

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.

BENEFITS

  • 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.

Bee, Surrey

I've been taking the levest pill since I was 16 to help with my heavy and irregular periods.

Sarah, Kent

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