Lovima is a daily hormonal contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy in women and adolescents of child bearing age.
There are 2 main kinds of hormonal contraceptive, the combined pill (COC), which contains 2 types of female sex hormone - an oestrogen and progestogen and the progestogen-only pill, POP or mini pill, which doesn't contain an oestrogen.
Lovima is a progestogen-only pill (POP) or a mini pill.
It contains a small amount of one type of female sex hormone, the progestogen desogestrel.
Most POP or mini-pills work primarily by inhibition of ovulation (preventing the egg cell from ripening). In contrast to the combined pill. Lovima ca be used by women who do not tolerate oestrogens and by women who are breast feeding.
Always read full instructions and cautions before use and keep for future reference.
Always use this medicine as described in the leaflet or as your pharmacist has told you. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.
Each blister strip of Lovima contains 28 tablets - 4 weeks supply.
One tablet should be taken each day at the same time without a break between packs.
The days of the week are printed on the blister strip. Arrows are also printed on the blister strip indicating the order in which to take the pills. Each day corresponds to one tablet.
Every time you start a new pack of Lovima, take a tablet from the top row. Don't start with just any tablet. For example if you start on a Wednesday, you must take the tablet from the top row marked with 'WED' (Wednesday).
How you first start taking Lovima will depend on whether you have previously used other contraception or if you have recently been pregnant. You may also need to use additional contraception for the first 7 days.
If you are not sure what to do, talk to your pharmacist.
We aim to deliver orders within 3-5 working days to the shipping address provided by you in your order if the shipping address is in the UK. For orders being delivered outside mainland UK, this will be longer and we cannot give a guaranteed delivery time due to the differences between carriers. Delivery timescales are estimates only. If you do not receive your order within 14 days of us confirming your order has been sent you must notify us and we will investigate the non-delivery provided. Orders from outside the UK have varied delivery charges, depending on the particular country. Please note that in some instances you may be required to answer product related questions from our Pharmacist as part of the checkout process. Failiure to answer these will cause delays. Please allow extra time for Pharmacy approved products. Please note that Bank Holidays do not count as working days.
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*Northern Ireland delivery charges different
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