Being one of the most recommended contraceptives, Lucette works by discontinuing the release of an egg from the ovaries, making it difficult for sperm to pass through the thick mucus layer in the womb, and preventing a fertilized egg from getting attached.
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Being one of the most recommended contraceptives, Lucette works by discontinuing the release of an egg from the ovaries, making it difficult for sperm to pass through the thick mucus layer in the womb, and preventing a fertilized egg from getting attached.


Lucette is a combined contraceptive pill that consists of an oestrogen and a progestogen hormone that manipulate the body’s hormones in order to prevent pregnancy. In the year 2000, Lucette contraceptive pills became available for medical use and are now used widely around the world.

The effects of Lucette are reversible, which means you will be able to get pregnant as soon as you stop taking Lucette contraceptive pills. 

Some women may experience additional Lucette benefits that include: 

  • Decreased swelling, bloating, and weight gain that is usually caused because of fluid retention

  • Decreased period pain

  • More regular menstrual cycle and lighter periods 

Note: Consult your doctor in case of extremely light periods, which may be a sign of iron deficiency.  

If taken correctly, Lucette contraceptive pills are 99% as effective as birth control methods.

Starting Lucette pills on one to five days of period protects immediately against pregnancy. Starting on any other day requires using condoms for seven days. If you experience severe diarrhoea or vomiting, you may not be completely protected. 

You can stop taking Lucette any time, and you will no longer be protected against pregnancy.

Some women may experience some side effects coming off Lucette due to hormonal changes.

Symptoms include: 

  • Irregular, painful or heavy periods

  • Mood swings

  • Acne and light facial hair

  • Weight loss

Lucette is a prescription-only contraceptive pill. But without any hassle, you can consult the expert doctors online at MedsNow, get a prescription, and place your order for home delivery.

  1. Take one Lucette contraceptive pill regularly with water at the same time every day for 21 days. Follow the daily chart on the strip as per the day of the week. 

  2. After finishing a 21-tablet strip, take a seven-day break. 

  3. Start a new strip on the eighth day, even if you’re on period. Note that women on Lucette contraceptive pill almost always get their period during pill-free days.  

Continuous use: Take a Lucette pill every day without any break. 

Extended use: Take a Lucette pill every day for nine weeks and then take a break of 7 or 4 days.

Lucette contraceptive pill is usually not advised if you are above the age of 50 or above the age of 35 and smoke. It is also not recommended if you are allergic to the ingredients (one or more). 

Discuss your medical history with your doctor before starting medication; you may not be able to take Lucette contraceptive pill if you can associate with any of these conditions: 

  • History of blood clots

  • High blood pressure

  • Obesity

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding

  • Heart condition or stroke history

  • History of cancer

  • Oestrogen-dependent growth

  • Migraines with aura

  • Liver or kidney problems

  • Diabetes

  • High cholesterol

  • Porphyria

  • Gallbladder conditions

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • History of major surgery or transplant 

  • Sore or tender breasts

  • Anxiety or Lucette pill mood swings

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Headache or migraine (Stop taking the pill and contact your general practitioner in case of migraine)

  • Vaginal itching or infection

  • Spotting on non-period days

If you are vomiting or have severe diarrhoea, you may be unprotected against pregnancy. Contact your doctor if symptoms become problematic or continue for more than three months. 

Share your entire medical history with your doctor. Seek medical care urgently if you notice a blood clot or are experiencing breathlessness, high blood pressure, severe stomach ache, irregular heartbeat, severe nausea or chest pain, soreness and pain in foot or leg.

Certain medications can make Lucette contraceptive pills less effective. So, make sure you read the leaflet for more information before starting to take the pills. There are a few medications that can interact with Lucette, such as:

  • HIV medication

  • Epilepsy medication

  • Enzyme inducers

  • Laxative and weight loss medication

  • St John’s wort

  1. If you forget taking a day’s pill and are late by 24 hours or less, take a Lucette pill as soon as you realise. 

  2. If you forget resuming the pill on the eighth day after a seven-day break, take the pill immediately and use condoms for the next seven days. 

  3. If you forget taking pills for two or more days, contact your general practitioner and seek their advice. 

No severe cases of Lucette side effects because of overdose have been reported yet. Some women may experience mild side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding because of taking too many Lucette contraceptive pills.

Does Lucette cause weight gain?

There is no evidence that contraceptive pill Lucette causes weight gain. 


How to store Lucette?

  • Store Lucette below 30 degree Celsius in its original packaging. 

  • Do not take a pill if the strip is expired. 

  • Keep Lucette out of kids’ reach. 


Will Lucette protect me from STIs?

Lucette does not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases. 


Can periods get delayed when on this pill?

Periods usually do not get delayed when you are on Lucette contraceptive pill. You will most likely get your period during your break from the pills. 


Will it affect my fertility? 

The effects of Lucette are reversible. You can get pregnant again as soon as you go off medicines. 


Can I use Lucette when breastfeeding?

Avoid or do not take Lucette contraceptive pill if you are breastfeeding. Wait for at least 42 days after giving birth and consult your doctor before starting to take Lucette again. 


Will Lucette affect my mood?

Lucette may cause mood swings in some women. 


Do I still need to use condoms?

If you miss Lucette for two or more days, you will need to use condoms for seven days. 


Is Lucette the same as Yasmin?

Both combination pills, Lucette and Yasmin, have the same ingredients but are manufactured by different companies, hence, the different names. 


Does Lucette make your breasts bigger?

The additional dose of hormones in Lucette can lead to a temporary increase in breast weight and size. 


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