Lucette gives effective pregnancy prevention, if taken perfectly it can give over 99% protection, even with typical use it gives around 91% protection. Lucette is a combined oral contraceptive, meaning it contains both oestrogen and progesterone which should be taken every day at the same time for 21 days with a 7 day break before the next pack is started.

  • Can give over 99% pregnancy protection
  • Reduces menstrual bleeding and period pain
  • Fertility returns straight after stopping


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Lucette Facts

What Is Lucette? 

Lucette is a daily oral contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy while also treating heavy periods. It comprises synthetic versions of the hormones estrogen (30mcg ethinylestradiol) and progesterone (50mcg ethinylestradiol) (3mg of drospirenone).

How Does Lucette Work?
Lucette uses the hormones ethinylestradiol and drospirenone, which are created in a lab. These help to avoid pregnancy by stopping ovulation to avoid releasing an egg each month making it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg. It also works by thickening the fluid around the womb’s neck, lowering the uterine lining, and making it more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant.

It’s important to note that the combined oral contraceptive pill won’t protect you from STIs (sexually transmitted infections). If you want to avoid STIs, you should wear a condom in addition to the pill.

Lucette Effectivity
Lucette contraceptive pill is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. Approximately 9 out of 100 women will become pregnant if it is not always taken appropriately.

You may not be protected against pregnancy if you are vomiting or have severe diarrhea. Continue to take the pill as usual if this happens, but use a condom while you’re sick. If this lasts more than 24 hours, you should take the same actions as if you missed a tablet.

Please keep in mind that you should only begin Lucette if you are certain you are not pregnant.

How Long Does Lucette Take To Work?
If you start taking Lucette on days 1-5 of your period, you should be safe from pregnancy right away, assuming you don’t have a short or irregular period.

If you have sex after day 1 and have a short/irregular menstrual cycle, you must use condoms for 7 days. If you have sex in the first 7 days, your clinician will be able to tell you if you need to use additional contraception.

Taking Lucette
Lucette is available in 21-tablet strips. Each pill has a date on it that indicates which day of the week it should be taken. Lucette is a monophasic pill, meaning it includes the same quantity of hormones in each pill.

Begin at the top of the strip with the tablet for the relevant day. Every day, take one tablet whole with water at the same time. Take a 7-day break at the end of the 21 tablets. At the end of your break, start a new strip on the same day every time. You will experience a ‘withdrawal bleed’ comparable to your period during your hiatus.

When to Start?
Lucette can be started at any point throughout your menstrual cycle, but you’ll need to use additional contraception for the next seven days unless you’re on days one to five of your period. You will be protected from pregnancy from the first to the fifth day of your cycle.

Missing a Lucette Pill
If you miss a Lucette pill or forget to start your fresh strip you should, as soon as possible, take the tablet you missed. Even if it means taking two pills at once, you should take the missed pill. You should still be safe from pregnancy, so no extra precautions or emergency contraception are required. Nevertheless, continue reading the rest of the comic strip as usual.

If you have missed more than one pill or it has been more than two days since you last took it you should, as soon as you recall, take the most recently skipped medication. Any previously missed medications should be placed in the strip. In addition, take your next medication as usual, even if it means you’ll have to take two pills in one day.

Lucette Side Effects
Despite the fact that side effects are uncommon with this medicine, some women do experience them, some experience acne with the Lucette pill. These symptoms are more prevalent in the first three months as your body adjusts to hormonal changes, but they should subside or become more bearable after that. Talk to your doctor if they don’t go away or become too much to handle right away.

A blood clot can occur as a Lucette side effect in extremely uncommon circumstances. Unexpected swelling or discomfort in one or both legs, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, sudden loss of vision, and acute chest pain are all indicators of a blood clot.

Common side effects (affecting up to one out of every ten people):

– depressed state of mind
– headache
– nausea
– soreness in the breasts

Uncommon (affecting up to one in every 100 people):

– libido fluctuation
– blood pressure that is too high
– being ill or experiencing diarrhea
– acne, rash, or hives
– infection of the vaginal canal
– retention of fluid

Extremely uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):

– blood clots
– secretion from the breast
– deficiency in hearing
– reaction to allergens
– erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme

Who Shouldn’t Use Lucette?
Women with certain medical issues are recommended not to use an estrogen-containing contraceptive pill. In this scenario, your doctor may suggest that you switch to a progesterone-only mini-pill or another type of contraception instead of Lucette.

It is critical to inform the prescribing doctor if you:

– less than a year ago, you smoked or quit smoking
– need an operation that will keep you off your feet for a long amount of time
– are obese, as this may increase the chance of significant adverse effects
– suspect you’re expecting a child
– breastfeeding
– blood pressure is too high
– have or had blood clots in a vein (for example, in your leg), lungs, or other organs
– under the age of 45 and have a family history of blood clots
– have had or are having a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiac problem
– migraines now or in the past
– have or have had breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or womb lining cancer
– have or have had a gallbladder or liver problem
– have diabetes or have already had diabetes
– allergic to one or more of the substances

Buying Lucette Online
A Lucette prescription can be requested and paid for online. Even if you use an online service, you will need a prescription from a clinician to get this drug because it is a prescription-only medication.

To securely prescribe any combination contraceptive pill, doctors will need to know your height, weight, and blood pressure. This can be completed during the consultation.