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Loette Tablet

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21 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Ethinylestradiol(0.02 Mg) + Levonorgestrel(0.1 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
FEMALE HORMONE PILLS

Medical Description

Loette tablet is an oral contraceptive pill containing a combination of two active medicines, levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol. It works by preventing the release of the egg and restricting the mov...
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uses

Uses of Loette Tablet

Loette tablet used as oral contraceptive for women.
contraindications

Contraindications of Loette Tablet

  • If you are allergic to levonorgestrel or ethinylestradiol or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a history of any blood clot formation or bleeding disorder.
  • If you have any pre-existing health condition such as any kind of heart problems like stroke, heart attack or chest pain, diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol etc.
  • If you have or had a history of migraine attacks.
  • If you had or have pancreas or liver problems.
  • If you have a history of vaginal bleeding (cause not established), absent periods for more than 3 months (amenorrhea).
  • If you have or are suspected of having breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs (private parts).
  • If you are taking treatment for Hepatitis C with a medicine that contains Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir plus Dasabuvir.
sideEffects

Side effects of Loette Tablet

  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Stomach discomfort like pain, bloating
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Painful menstruation
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Loette Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Loette tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Loette tablet should not be used during pregnancy as it is used to stop or prevent pregnancy. When pregnancy is detected, this medicine should be discontinued immediately and you should consult your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Loette tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Loette tablet should not be used during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and may harm the breastfed baby. Moreover, it may also lead to a reduction in the amount of milk produced and may affect its quality. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Loette tablet?
A:
It is not expected that Loette tablet will affect your ability to drive but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Loette tablet?
A:
The consumption of alcohol does not affect the efficacy of Loette tablet. These tablets can enhance the effects of alcohol and affect you adversely. Hence, it is best advised to avoid consuming alcohol while taking these tablets.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a family history of breast cancer, diabetes, fits or other brain disorders.
  • You have high blood pressure or cholesterol.
  • You have a disease of the liver, gall bladder or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).
  • You have a blood disease that damages the kidneys (hemolytic uremic syndrome).
  • You have an immune system disorder like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • You have a history of pregnancy patches especially on the face (chloasma).
  • You have a disease that first appeared during pregnancy like porphyria (an inherited haemoglobin defect), hearing loss, gestational herpes (vesicular skin rashes during pregnancy) and Sydenham's chore...
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  • You have a family history or previous history of serious allergic reactions causing swelling of the face and throat, breathing difficulty, skin rashes and blisters (hereditary angioedema).
  • You should let the doctor or the laboratory person know that you are using this medicine while going for a lab test, as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Loette Tablet

How Does It Work?

Loette tablet is an oestrogen-progestogen combination that works by preventing the release of the egg by the ovary, thickening vaginal secretions (blocking the sperm from reaching the egg) and thinnin...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Loette Tablet

  • Loette tablet should be swallowed as a whole, with a full glass of water. Do not break, cut or chew the medicine.
  • You should take this medicine regularly, at the same time and without fail as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Loette Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Loette tablets may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications ...
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  • Concomitant use of the Loette tablet along with medicines used to treat fits (phenytoin, carbamazepine, etc), anti-HIV medicines like ritonavir, anti-infectives like penicillin, herbal supplements lik...
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  • Concomitant use of this tablet with certain antiviral medicines may affect your liver enzymes. Thus, this tablet should be stopped and can be restarted 2 weeks after completing the treatment.
  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are anti-tuberculosis medicines like rifampicin and anti-epileptic medicines like carbamazepine, immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, etc.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Loette Tablet

  • Store Loette tablet below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Discard this medicine when it is expired or no longer needed.
dosage

Dosage of Loette Tablet

Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose are nausea, vomiting or withdrawal bleeding. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of Loette tablet, contact your doctor immediately or vis...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Loette tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular dosing sched...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How to take Loette tablet?

A: You should take Loette tablet in the correct doses and for the exact duration as told by your doctor. You need to swallow it, with water and not chew, cut or break it. You need to take it regularly and at a fixed time.

Q: Can I stop taking Loette tablet midway?

A: No, you should not stop taking Loette tablet midway. You must finish the full course of treatment. Stopping the medication can lead to treatment failure. You need to consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q: What are the things I should avoid while taking Loette tablet?

  • Do not stop taking Loette tablet on your own.
  • Do not use combinations of hormonal contraceptives like pills, patches or rings all at one time. Stick to any one method.
  • Be cautious if you are older than 35 years, overweight, have a family history of thrombosis or clot formation.
  • Discuss with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraine or heart disease.
  • Be watchful of your diet, weight gain and any metabolic disorders.

Q: Can I take Loette tablet for irregular periods?

A: No, Loette tablet is not meant for use in irregular periods.

Q: Does Loette tablet cause weight gain?

A: Yes, you may experience an increase in your weight after treatment with Loette tablet.

Q: What is withdrawal bleeding?

A: Withdrawal bleeding is the bleeding that occurs when a woman on hormonal contraception such as pills, patches or the vaginal ring suddenly stops using them. It is not the same as menstrual bleeding and is much lighter and of shorter duration than a normal menstrual period. However, not everyone gets this when they stop using contraceptive measures.

Q: Can I smoke while taking Loette tablet?

A: No, you should not smoke while on treatment with Loette tablet. As cigarette smoking may increase the risk of heart problems.

Q: Can the Loette tablet be used for delaying periods?

A: No, the Loette tablet is used to prevent pregnancy it does not delay or postpone periods.

Q: Is the Loette tablet an emergency contraceptive pill?

A: No, the Loette tablet is not an emergency contraceptive pill.

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ContainsEthinylestradiol(0.02 Mg),Levonorgestrel(0.1 Mg)
UsesOral contraceptive
Side effectsHeadache, migraine, nausea, diarrhoea, weight gain
Last Updated on: 26 Nov 2021 | 11:11 AM (IST)
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