A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Levest?
Levest is a contraceptive pill. This pill works on the basis of two hormones, ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen hormone) and levonorgestrel (a progestin hormone) and therefore is part of the family of combination pills. The hormones in Levest ensure that a pregnancy cannot occur. Levest is available online through the pharmacies that work together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Levest is a contraceptive. The active substances make the mucous membrane in the uterus and the cervix unsuitable for a fertilization. Levest also prevents ovulation. This way a pregnancy is virtually impossible. Doctors also prescribe Levest against menstrual symptoms such as severe pain or abnormal bleeding. When you use this pill, you only experience (mild) withdrawal bleeds, meaning that the menstrual symptoms diminish significantly.
How to use Levest?
You can order Levest online through the cooperating drugstores. A strip contains 21 pills. Each pill contains 150 micrograms of levonorgestrel and 30 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. Take one pill each day. Do this as much as possible at a fixed time: you are less likely to forget a tablet and it enforces a greater reliability. When a pack is empty, there is a stop week of seven days. On the eighth day, you start a new strip. During the stop week you will experience a light period (withdrawal bleed). If you forget to take the pill or if you are sick after taking it (vomiting or watery diarrhea), the reliability of this method of contraception may be reduced. In this case, please read the leaflet as to what to do to reduce the risk of pregnancy. You can also ask a doctor or a pharmacist for advice.
The dosage of Levest is as follows:
- Adult women: take one tablet once daily for 21 days at a fixed time. A stop week follows.
Read the instructions before use.
When using a contraceptive pill, sometimes adverse reactions may occur. This is also the case for Levest, even though this pill is generally well tolerated. Side effects that may occur include:
- Painful or tight feeling in the breasts;
- gastrointestinal complaints;
- interim vaginal bleeding;
If you suffer from side effects for a longer period of time or if you suffer from severe or serious adverse reactions (see leaflet), please consult a doctor. You can read more information about this topic in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medicine?
Levest is not an appropriate method of contraception for everyone. Do not use this pill if you:
- are oversensitive to ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel or any of the excipients used;
- suffer or have suffered from thrombosis, or another blood vessel disease;
- recently had a heart attack or stroke;
- suffer from some form of migraine, cancer or another serious condition;
- suffer from vaginal bleeding of unknown cause.
You will find a full list of contraindications and other warnings in the leaflet. If you are taking further medication or if you have health problems, please mention it in your order. A doctor knows if you can use Levest safely.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use this pill if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are no warnings for this medication with regards to driving or drinking alcohol.