Loette is an oral contraceptive pill that uses a combination of two hormones – Levonorgestrel, progesterone, and Ethinyl Estradiol, an estrogen, in a concentration of 0.10 mg and 0.02 mg respectively. These pills help you in preventing pregnancy via multiple processes – by stopping the release of the egg, thickening the cervix’s mucus, and preventing the uterine lining to become thicker. These pills work most efficiently when taken at a fixed interval of 24 hours. Be aware that these pills will not provide any protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
How Does Loette Work?
Loette inhibits pregnancy by following processes:
- It halts the release of an egg during your menstruation cycle.
- It prevents the growth of the endometrial lining of the uterus so that it becomes unable to support the growth of the fertilized egg.
- It makes the mucus of the cervix thicker, which obstructs the flow of sperms, thus preventing fertilization.
Who Should Not Take Loette?
- Loette is not suitable for people who are regular smokers, are more than 35 years of age, obese, or have a history of blood clots, clotting disorder, or stroke.
- These medications are not suitable for pregnant and lactating women, as they can seriously affect the growing baby. Loette tablets also diminish the production of milk and are also passed on to the baby through milk.
- It shouldn’t be administered in case you have any present or previous history of cardiovascular disorder such as heart attack, coronary artery disorder, irregular heartbeat, heart valve disease.
- It is to be used with caution in patients suffering from hypertension, diabetes, with any disorder related to gallbladder, liver, kidney, or thyroid.
- If you have any known allergies to Levonorgestrel and/or Ethinyl Estradiol it is advised to discuss with your doctor for an alternative treatment.
- Let your doctor know in case you have a history of breast, cervix, or uterine cancer, before using these tablets.
- Consult with your doctor before using it if you have an undiagnosed case of vaginal bleeding.
- Severe migraine, a history of jaundice due to pregnancy or birth control pills, and history, whether personal or family, of edema or angioedema, should be communicated to your doctor before using Loette tablets.
- It should be used with caution in case you’re on Hepatitis C medications containing ritonavir, paritaprevir, or ombitasvir.