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Lucette

Lucette (63 tablets)

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Lucette Combined Contraceptive Pill

Lucette is an affordable, reliable and popular combined contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy, can prevent acne breakouts and make periods less painful and more regular.

Lucette is available to purchase from The Independent Pharmacy for women over the age of 18 years who have previously had it prescribed by their GP. All you need to do today is complete a quick health consultation with one of our medical team and you can get 3 months supply of your contraceptive pill delivered, discreetly, straight to your door. 

Lucette Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is the Lucette contraceptive pill?

Lucette is what is known as a combined contraceptive pill that contains ethinylestradiol and drospirenone, which are synthetic versions of that female body’s natural sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. 

If taken according to the instructions, Lucette is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and can help to make periods lighter, less painful and more regular.

 

What is Lucette used for?

Like other forms of contraceptive pills, Lucette is primarily used to prevent pregnancy. The hormones that makeup Lucette, however, also can help some women to experience lighter, more regular periods and help to reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). 

 

Lucette pill & acne

Some women who take Lucette, who have previously struggled with acne or spots, notice an improvement in the condition of their skin while taking this contraceptive pill. This is because the hormones in Lucette help to regulate the production of oil by the skin, preventing pores from becoming blocked. 

 

Lucette pill benefits

With all types of contraception, they have both benefits and drawbacks, and these are not always the same for everyone.

Women who take a combined contraceptive pill such as Lucette find that some of the advantages of taking it are that: 

  • Sex is not interrupted
  • Periods are more regular, lighter and less painful
  • Symptoms of PMS are more manageable
  • Acne is improved

 

How does Lucette work?

Each Lucette pill contains both synthetic oestrogen and progesterone which are taken for 21 days with a 7-day pill-free break. These hormones work together to stop you from becoming pregnant by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg. 

They also increase the amount of mucus around the cervix, making it hard for sperm to reach the egg and make it hard for a fertilised egg to implant in the uterus. 

 

Lucette vs Yasmin

Both Lucette and Yasmin are combined contraceptive pills, containing the same active ingredients in the same amounts. They are named differently because they are produced by different manufactures. 

The only variation between Lucette and Yasmin is that Lucette tablets contain soy lecithin, so they may be unsuitable for some women with soy allergies.

 

Lucette pill and weight gain

It is rumoured that Lucette like other contraceptive pills can cause you to gain weight. There is, however, no evidence that has indicated that there is a genuine link between hormonal contraception and weight gain. 

Hormonal contraception can affect people differently and if you are concerned about gaining weight or any other side effects whilst taking Lucette you should speak to a doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice. 

 

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How do I take Lucette?

Lucette can be prescribed for and taken by women over the age of 18 years old to protect them from pregnancy. Lucette tablets are for oral use only and should be taken as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet

Take 1 Lucette tablet at the same time every day for 21 days. Take the first tablet from the top row that correlates with the correct day of the week and follow the directions of the arrows printed on the pack. 

After 21 days, do not take any Lucette tablets for 7 days. This is your pill-free week and you should expect to experience a “withdrawal bleed”. On day 8 start a new packet of Lucette tablets.

 

Starting Lucette

If you have no used hormonal contraception in the past month

Take your first Lucette tablet on day 1 of your period and you will be protected from becoming pregnant straight away. 

You can also start taking Lucette on day 2-5 of your period but you will need to use a barrier method of protection such as a condom for the next 7 days to protect you from getting pregnant.

If you are switching from a combined contraceptive pill

Take your first Lucette tablet on the after the last active tablet of your previous pill. Do not have a pill-free 7 days. If you have previously been using a combined contraceptive patch or ring, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice on the best way to switch to Lucette.

If you are changing from a progesterone-only pill, injection, implant or IUD

Take your first Lucette pill on whatever day is convenient for you when switching from the pill. For the injection take your first tablet the day your next injection is due. For the implant and IUD take your first Lucette tablet the day these are removed. 

You will need to use a barrier method of protection such a condom for the first 7 days to avoid getting pregnant. 

If you are starting Lucette after having a baby

Take your first Lucette tablet between day 21-28 after giving birth. If you start taking Lucette after day 28 you will need to use a barrier method of contraception such as a condom for the first 7 days. 

You should not take Lucette if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should discuss your contraceptive options with your doctor. 

 

Lucette missed pills

If you have forgotten to take your Lucette tablet or have vomiting or diarrhoea within 4 hours of taking your pill but it is within 12 hours:

Take the late pill as soon as you remember or you feel well enough. You will still be protected against getting pregnant. 

If you have forgotten to you Lucette tablet or have vomiting or diarrhoea within 4 hours of taking your pill and is over 12 hours late:

Take the missed pill as soon as you remember or you feel well enough. You will need to use an additional method of contraception such as a condom for the next 7 days.

Lucette side effects

There are some potential side effects of Lucette that you should be aware of when taking any combined hormonal contraception. 

The most common side effects experienced when taking Lucette are:

  • Tenderness breast, pain breast
  • Irregular periods, spotting, bleeding between periods
  • Low mood
  • Headache and migraine
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Increased breast size
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Hair loss

Side effects associated with Lucette usually improve within the first 3 months. If they do not improve or you are concerned about any side effects please speak to a doctor. 

If you experience any severe side effects or have an allergic reaction while using Lucette you should seek medical advice from your nearest emergency department as soon as possible. 

Before taking Lucette please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

Lucette Ingredients

The active ingredients in each Lucette tablet are: ethinylestradiol 0.03 mg and drospirenone 3 mg.

The inactive ingredients in each Lucette tablet are: lactose monohydrate, povidone K-25, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide (E171), talc (E553b), macrogol 3350, lecithin (soya)

Lucette warnings

Taking combined oral contraceptives can increase your risks of developing certain health conditions. It is therefore essential that while taking Lucette you must attend regular check-ups with your GP or practice nurse.

  • Do not take Lucette tablets if you have ever had a blood clot, have had a heart attack or a stroke, you have ever had cancer, you are immobile for extended periods, you have high blood pressure or experience migraines with aura, you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • Tell a doctor before taking Lucette if you have diabetes, mental health problems, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, SLE, HUS, sickle cell anaemia, or have varicose veins. 
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Lucette if you are currently or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication. 

Before taking Lucette please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

 

Lucette and blood clots

Combined oral contraceptives like Lucette can increase your chances of developing blood clots in both the veins and arteries. Blood clots can be very serious, causing pain, heart attacks and strokes. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a blood clot you must see a doctor as soon as possible. 

 

Lucette and cancer

Lucette may slightly increase your chances of developing breast cancer. You should ensure that you check your breasts regularly whilst taking any form of hormonal contraception.

If you notice any irregularities to your breasts including lumps or dimples you must get these checked by a doctor as soon as possible. 

 

Lucette - Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Do not take Lucette if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant whilst taking Lucette you should speak to a doctor for advice. 

You should not use Lucette if you are breastfeeding as combined hormonal contraceptives can affect the production of breastmilk. For advice on appropriate contraception whilst breastfeeding, you should speak to a doctor. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Contraception?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 17-11-2020

Last modified on: 17-11-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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Leanne Sinclair

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Reviewed on: 17-11-2020

Next review date: 17-11-2022


Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.


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