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Please note that we do not distribute or sell Levest. The content provided on this webpage is intended solely for informational and educational purposes. It should not be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendation. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised medical advice and treatment options.

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Levest is a birth control pill that contains two hormones: oestrogen and progesterone. It is effective at preventing pregnancy as well as reducing premenstrual symptoms and period pain.


What is Levest?

Levest is a combined contraceptive pill that prevents pregnancy and reduces menstrual and pre-menstrual symptoms. Levest is a 21-day pill that can be reliable and reversible when taken correctly. 

How does it work?

Combined contraception pills work by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries, thickening the mucus in the cervix and thinning the lining of the womb.  

Is Levest suitable for me?

Levest may not work correctly if it is also taken with other medications. Ask your doctor if Levest is right for you.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach ache
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Painful or sore breasts

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Levest.

Take as per pill pack instructions. To follow on from current contraceptive. 

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Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Levest on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Levest on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Levest from the NHS.

Can you get Levest over the counter?

No, you can’t get Levest over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Levest is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Levest online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Levest safe?

If you have been prescribed Levest then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Levest then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Levest?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Levest from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Levest, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Levest from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Levest, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Levest from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Levest, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Levest take to work?

The time it takes for a Levest to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Levest may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Levest?

The effectiveness of Levest can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Levest?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Levest.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Levest in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Levest in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Levest is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Levest users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Levest at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Levest head over to drugs.com for further details.

Can I buy Levest from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Levest cost?

The costs of Levest are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Levest.

When should I start the Levest pill?

Levest is a daily contraceptive pill that you should start taking on the first day of your period. If you start Levest on any other day, you will need to use additional contraception (such as condoms) for the first seven days. You should take one pill every day, at the same time each day. It is important that you take Levest at the same time each day to maintain its effectiveness.

What kind of pill is Levest?

Levest is a levonorgestrel-based contraceptive pill, which means it contains a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. Levonorgestrel is a progestin, which is a man-made form of progesterone that is used in many different types of birth control pills. Levest is considered to be a "mini-pill" because it only contains one type of hormone, as opposed to the two types (oestrogen and progesterone) found in most birth control pills. Levest is a low-dose pill, which means it has a lower concentration of hormones than many other contraceptive pills.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Is Levest the same as Rigevidon?

No, Levest and Rigevidon are not the same. Levest is a levonorgestrel-based contraceptive pill, while Rigevidon contains two different hormones (ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel). They are both used as birth control methods, but work in slightly different ways. Levest is a mini-pill that only contains one type of hormone, while Rigevidon is a combined pill that contains two hormones. Levest is also a low-dose pill, while Rigevidon is a medium-dose pill.

What are the benefits of Levest?

Levest is a contraceptive pill that can help to prevent pregnancy. It is 99% effective when taken correctly, making it one of the most reliable forms of contraception available. Levest can also help to regulate your periods and may be used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In some cases, it may also be prescribed to help with acne.

As Levest is a hormonal contraceptive, it works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). This means that there is no egg available for fertilisation, so pregnancy cannot occur. Levest also thickens the mucus in the cervix, making it more difficult for sperm to travel through and reach an egg.

Levest is a highly effective contraceptive method, but it is not suitable for everyone. If you are over 35 years old and smoke, or have a history of blood clots, heart disease or stroke, you should not take Levest. You should also speak to your doctor before taking Levest if you have any other medical conditions.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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