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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Prescription Contraceptive

Generic

No

Active Ingredient

Gestodene, Ethinylestradiol

Effective within

When Taken Correctly, Typically Within 7 Days

Works by

Inhibiting Ovulation, Modifying Cervical Mucus, Altering Uterine Lining

Side effects

Changes in Menstrual Bleeding, Headaches, Breast Tenderness, Mood Changes, Nausea

Medication details

Description

Introducing Lovima contraception – providing reliable, long-term contraception with the convenience of a patch. Lovima provides up to 4 weeks of protection and is 98% effective in protecting against pregnancy. No daily pills required, just change your Lovima patch every week for safe, effective contraception.

Directions

For optimal effectiveness, it's important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional when taking Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablets. Typically, one tablet is taken daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day tablet-free period. The tablet should be swallowed whole with water, preferably around the same time each day, to maintain a consistent hormone level in the body.

Ingredients

Each Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablet contains two active ingredients: gestodene (a synthetic progestogen) and ethinylestradiol (a synthetic estrogen). These hormones work in combination to inhibit ovulation, alter cervical mucus consistency, and modify the uterine lining. Additionally, the tablet's non-active ingredients include lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone K-30, stearic acid, hypromellose, macrogol 6000, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Side Effects

As with any medication, Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablets may cause side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include changes in menstrual bleeding patterns, headaches, breast tenderness, mood changes, and nausea. These side effects are generally mild and transient, often improving after the initial adjustment period.

In rare cases, more serious side effects such as blood clotting disorders, high blood pressure, and liver issues may occur. It's important to be aware of these potential effects and seek medical attention if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Warnings

Contraindications: If you have certain medical conditions or risk factors, such as a history of blood clots, certain cancers, or severe liver disease, Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablets may not be suitable for you.

Interactions: Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, as some medications, such as certain antibiotics or antiepileptic drugs, may interact with Lovima.

Smoking: Smoking while taking combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Lovima is not intended for use during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking Lovima, stop taking it and consult your healthcare provider. Additionally, Lovima is not recommended while breastfeeding, as it may affect milk production and composition.

It's essential to discuss your medical history and any existing health conditions with your healthcare provider before starting Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablets. They can provide personalized guidance and determine whether this contraceptive option is appropriate for you. The information provided here is intended for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Aug 24, 2023, 3:30 pm

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FAQs

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Can I take Lovima 75 microgram with other medications I'm currently using?

It's important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements, you are taking. Some medications may interact with Lovima 75 microgram, potentially affecting its efficacy or causing adverse effects. Your healthcare provider can guide you on any potential interactions.

Can I adjust the dosage of Lovima 75 microgram on my own if I don't notice immediate effects?

No, it's essential to follow the prescribed dosage of Lovima 75 microgram as instructed by your healthcare provider. Altering the dosage without medical guidance can lead to unintended consequences. If you have concerns about the medication's effectiveness, consult your healthcare provider before making any changes.

Can I continue my dietary supplements while taking Lovima 75 microgram?

Dietary supplements can sometimes interact with medications. Before continuing or starting any dietary supplements while using Lovima 75 microgram, consult your healthcare provider. They can advise you on any potential conflicts and help you make informed choices for your health.

Are there any special considerations for elderly individuals using Lovima 75 microgram?

Elderly individuals may be more sensitive to medication effects and interactions. If you are an older adult, your healthcare provider may adjust the dosage or monitor your response more closely while using Lovima 75 microgram. Always follow their recommendations for safe and effective use.

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