Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tabletsRegular price £14.99
What’s it for?
Oral contraception for women of child-bearing age including adolescents.
How to Use
- Tablets must be taken every day at about the same time so that the interval between two tablets always is 24 hours.
Warnings & Cautions
Lovima is suitable for lots of women, but you shouldn’t take it:
- If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
- If you have thrombosis
- If you have or have had jaundice or severe liver disease and you have been told that your liver is still not working normally
- If you have or if you are suspected of having cancer that grows under the influence of sex-steroids, such as certain types of breast, uterine or ovarian cancer
- If you have any unexplained vaginal bleeding
- If you are allergic to desogestrel, peanut, soya or any of the ingredients of this medicine If any of these apply to you, you should speak to your doctor or family planning nurse, as another form of contraception might be more suitable
Talk to your pharmacist, doctor or family planning nurse before using Lovima:
- If you have ever had breast cancer
- If you have liver cancer or other liver problems
- If you have ever had thrombosis
- If you have diabetes
- If you have high blood pressure
Lovima must not be taken with certain medicines. Ensure you talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- Medicines for TB and HIV
- Bosentan for Pulmonary arterial hypertension
- St John’s Wort
- Certain antibiotics, antifungals and calcium channel blockers
Lots of women might experience bleeding that’s different to their usual menstrual cycle when they take Lovima. Some women will bleed more, less or might not bleed at all. These changes are likely to settle after a while and isn’t something to be worried about. But if you’re concerned, please speak to your GP or a family planning nurse.
Make sure you:
- Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
- Do not use Lovima after the expiry date which is stated on the carton label and blister foil
- The active substance could cause an environmental risk to fish. Do not throw away any medicines via waste water or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment
The active substance is desogestrel (75 microgram).
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone K30 (E1201), d-α-Tocopherol (E307), soybean oil, silica, colloidal hydrated (E551), silica, colloidal anhydrous (E551), stearic acid (E570), hypromellose 2910 (E464), polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide (E 171).