Ethinyloestradiol 30mcg / Drospirenone 3mg
Take one pill each day. Comes in packs of 21
Can make periods more regular, lighter and less painful
We’ll ask you some questions about your health, family history and any contraception you use. Our prescribers review your answers before prescribing.
Note: Lucette is known as Aranka when it's sold outside the UK. If there's a shortage of Lucette in the UK, our suppliers redirect stock from other countries to meet the need here. So sometimes, you might see it says Aranka on the foil strips inside your box of Lucette. The medications are exactly the same.
When you order we'll ask you for a recent blood pressure reading.
What happens next
We’ll ask you questions about your health, family history and current contraceptive use. Our prescribers will review your answers before prescribing.
Free discreet delivery
Delivery is included. Your order will be delivered in plain packaging by 1st Class post. We'll send you updates and a tracking code by text message.
Clinical support by text
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Top up reminders
We make it easy to reorder. A few weeks before you are due to run out, we'll send you a text message reminder.
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How to take Lucette
Take one tablet per day, for 21 days. There are 21 pills per pack.
You can use the pill to control when, and how often, you bleed. You can have a regular bleed by taking a 7-day break from the pill between each pack. Or you might want to avoid bleeding completely by continuing onto the next pack without a break.
If you do have a break, you’re still covered for contraception as long as you’ve been taking it every day and you start your next packet 7 days later.
When to try Lucette
If you’ve had side effects with other brands of combined pill, you could try Lucette. This offers a slightly different dose of hormones.
Lucette has been marketed as helping with acne and bloating side effects. If you've had trouble with these you might want to try it.
It does have a slightly higher risk of blood clots (thrombosis) compared to other brands, so we only recommend you use Lucette if other pills have not worked well for you. Because of this increased risk, we do not recommend this brand for anyone over 40.
Health benefits and health risks
The pill is generally safe to use but there are some health risks.
There's a small chance that it can increase your risk of blood clots (thrombosis). And it's very rare, but this contraception can increase your risk of breast and cervical cancer. This risk returns to normal when you stop using it
There are some benefits too. As well as working as contraception, combined pills can lower your risk of ovarian, womb and colon cancer. They can also have a positive effect on the symptoms of acne, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.
Why choose Lucette
Lucette can reduce painful periods. It can make bleeding lighter and more regular. It can help with premenstrual symptoms and reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon.
Some women find it improves acne. There are safe ways to take the pill where you take packs back to back and bleed less often.
Does Lucette stop periods?
Lucette is a combined pill brand. Taking Lucette can make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful.
If you want to stop your bleeding or have more control over when you bleed, Lucette and other combined pills can help you do this.