Introduction to Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Tablets
Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets is a combination of Levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol which belongs to the group of medicines called Hormonal Contraceptive Agents. It is used as a contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy. It can also be used to treat acne vulgaris among adult women (aged 18 years or above) who wish to take oral contraceptives.
Before taking Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets inform your doctor if you have any lung, liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, migraine, obesity, epilepsy or depression as a precaution.
Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets is strictly not recommended for use in patients with breast cancer, cervical cancer or liver cancer. It is also not suitable for use in patients with depression, blood clots, stroke or any problems in blood circulation.
Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets is not intended for use in pregnant women, in children who have not attained puberty and among elderly women who have reached menopause. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women and in women (aged above 35 years) who have the habit of smoking.
The most common side effects of taking Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets are vaginal infections or inflammation, vaginal discharge, unusual spotting or bleeding, breast tenderness, milk discharge from breasts, mood changes, low sex drive and changes in body weight. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Uses of Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02
- Contraception/Prevention of Pregnancy
- Hormonal Contraceptive
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Painful Menstruation
- Short term changes in menopause
How Does Loette 0.10 + 0.02
Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets is a contraceptive pill. It reduces the chances of pregnancy by suppressing ovulation (release of a mature egg from ovary). It can also reduce the thickness of the inner lining of uterus which makes it not suitable for the foetus to implant and grow.
Additionally, it can alter the thickness of the cervical mucus which makes it difficult for the sperm to enter the uterus and fertilize the egg. As a result, they create an unfavorable environment for a successful pregnancy.
It can also reduce the production of male sex hormones (testosterone) in the body. This helps in reducing excess oil production in the skin which in turn reduces hormonal acne.
Side Effects of Loette 0.10 + 0.02
- Muscle pain
- Breast Tenderness and pain
- Nausea/ Vomiting
- Cervical erosion
- Lower Stomach Pain
- Mood changes
- Body Weight Gain
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Anaphylactic reactions
- Breast Enlargement
- Metrorrhagia (Menstrual Bleeding at Irregular Intervals)
Serious Side Effects
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure.
- Liver problems
- Severe headaches or migraines
- Severe abdominal pain
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Breast lumps
- Allergic reactions
Dosage of Loette 0.10 mg + 0.02
The usual dosage for Loette is one tablet taken orally every day at the same time for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day break where no pills are taken. During the 7-day break, withdrawal bleeding typically occurs, similar to a menstrual period. After the 7-day break, a new pack of Loette is started, regardless of whether the bleeding has stopped or not.
It’s essential to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the specific guidelines given in the medication package to ensure its effectiveness and proper use.
Please note that medication information might change over time, so it’s always best to consult a healthcare professional or refer to the most recent product information and guidelines for the most up-to-date dosing instructions.
How To Manage Side Effects
- Nausea or Upset Stomach:
- Breast Tenderness:
- Mood Changes:
- Weight Changes:
Warning & Precautions
- Impaired Liver/Renal Function
- Breast/Uterus Cancer
- Blood-Related Disorders
- Heart Problems
- Prescription Only
- Medical History
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Blood Clot Risks
- Cigarette Smoking
- Side Effects
- Regular Check-ups
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I stop taking Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets once my acne gets reduced?
Ans. No. Do not stop taking Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets unless your doctor advises you to do so because sudden termination of Loette Tablet will not provide any expected results. Acne caused by hormonal changes may require long term treatment. Kindly use Loette Tablet as advised by the doctor.
2. Can Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets be used to treat acne in men?
Ans. No. Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets is used to reduce acne only in adult females (aged 18 years or above) who wish to take oral contraceptives. It is not intended for use in men. Kindly consult your doctor before taking.
3. How and when should I take Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets for acne and PMDD?
Ans. Take Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets strictly as advised by your physician. Swallow Loette Tablets with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Loette Tablets can be taken with or without meals.
4. Is it safe to take Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets immediately after delivery?
Ans. No. Do not take Loette 0.10 Mg + 0.02 Mg Tablets immediately after delivery. Consult your doctor before taking because Loette Tablet may increase the risk of blood clots in such patients. It is advisable to take Loette Tablets only after 4 weeks post-delivery. However, consult your doctor before taking it.