• Hormonal contraceptive pills 
  • Combination medication of two hormones – Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol 
  • Highly effective when taken at a fixed time every day.


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:

  1. It halts the release of an egg during your menstruation cycle.
  2. It prevents the growth of the endometrial lining of the uterus so that it becomes unable to support the growth of the fertilized egg.
  3. 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.

Directions for Use

For the most efficient results, these tablets should be taken orally every day at a time interval of not more than 24 hours. It is well tolerated without food as well. You need to take it on the first day of your menstruation cycle, and continue till you run out of the pack, and then start with a new one. It is essential to take the medication at a fixed time every day for it to work properly.


Missed Dose?

If you miss a dose, birth control pills will not work properly, and you have a high chance of getting pregnant. In case you miss a pill, take two pills on the next day when you remember, and then one pill/day from then on. Use backup birth control like a condom for the next few days to avoid chances of getting pregnant.

Side Effects

Your body will take some time to adjust to the hormonal medication which results in common side effects, which usually go away on its own in a short while. In case you are concerned about any side effects, you can contact your doctor.


Common side effects include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Headache 
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Light irregular bleeding – usually lasts for the first three months
  • Acne and/or skin darkening
  • Weight gain 

The following symptoms require immediate medical attention:

  • Allergic Reaction to medication: Hives, swelling of lips, tongue, throat, or face, and breathing difficulty.
  • Hypertension symptoms: pounding sensation in your neck or ears, sudden onset of headache, changes in vision.
  • Blood Clot: chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling in limbs, sudden vision loss.
  • Stroke: heavy headache, slurred speech, rapid insensitivity in one side of the body.
  • Heart Attack: sweating, nausea, pressure, or pain in the chest that reaches your jaw or shoulder.
  • Liver Problem: a yellowish tinge of skin or eyes, upper stomach ache, fever, darkening of urine and stool. 
  • Depression: feeling weak and tired all the time, mood swings, improper sleep.
  • Swelling of any body part.
  • Breast lump.
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding.


Q1. What to do if I vomit after taking a Loette tablet?

  • It is considered a missed dosage if you vomit the tablet within 3-4 hours of consuming it. Take another tablet once you feel better afterward.


Q2. What does a missed period mean, while taking this medication?

  • Missing a period when on this medication may indicate a possible pregnancy, however, some women experience missed periods when using this tablet. If you feel you might be pregnant, seek medical consultation immediately. Not taking the medication at the same time every day may result in pregnancy. 


Q3. Is Loette safe if consumed during pregnancy?

  • It is highly unsuitable for pregnant women as it may harm the developing fetuses.


Q4. Is this medication safe if I’m breastfeeding?

  • Loette Tablets are not meant for consumption by breastfeeding women because the medication decreases milk production, and it may pass on to the baby via breast milk.


Q4. Does it have any side effects in diabetic people?

  • Consult your doctor in case you feel any symptoms related to increased blood sugar because this medication may increase the sugar levels in the bloodstream.


Q5. Is it okay to smoke and consume alcohol when taking Loette every day?

  • Smoking increases the chances of blood clots and/or stroke when you are on Loette. Therefore, it is advised to discontinue smoking.
  • Caution is advised with the use of alcohol when on this medication.


Q6. Does Loette interact with any other medications?

  • Yes, it may react with some prescription medications, and also over-the-counter supplements, and the interaction may decrease the efficiency of Loette. It is advised to consult a doctor in case you are using any other medication or supplements.


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