Lovima contains desogestrel, a synthetic version of progesterone, and is consequently known as a progestogen-only pill (POP) or the “mini-pill”. Desogestrel pills allow women more freedom because they provide effective pregnancy prevention even if taken up to 12 hours later. Mini pills are 99% effective when taken correctly, and around 91% effective with regular use.**

Lovima is a good option for women who can’t take the combined pill.

Is Lovima safe to take?

Lovima has proven to be an effective and safe contraception. This is why it’s become one of the first contraceptive pills adult women can buy through pharmacies without the need for a prescription.

We will ensure that the Lovima pill is safe for you to take. When you place your order, simply answer a series of questions online, and our chemist will review them to ensure that Lovima is the proper medication for you. A chemist may then contact you to ensure you understand how to take the medication safely and inform you of any potential side effects.

Lovima is accessible both online and in stores. You must be over 18 to purchase Lovima online from LloydsPharmacy. If you are under the age of 18, please visit your local drugstore, general practitioner, or family planning clinic to learn about your contraceptive options.

How Lovima works

Lovima contains desogestrel, and works in the following ways to prevent pregnancy:

  • Prevents ovulation by stopping the egg from being released
  • Thickens your cervical mucus which makes it difficult for sperm to reach an egg (if one has been released)

What other contraceptive pills are available?

If Lovima is not suitable for you, our Online Doctor service can assist. They offer a variety of contraceptive tablets. Simply select your contraception method and answer a few easy questions. If acceptable, one of the clinicians will approve the prescription, which you may have delivered or picked up at your local Lloyds Pharmacy.

If you’re not sure what you need, select ‘help me choose contraception’ and we’ll recommend a variety of contraceptive choices that meet your needs. These recommendations will be based on your preferences, medical history, and any previous negative effects from other contraceptives.

Features of Lovima 75 microgram film-coated tablets

  • Effective protection against pregnancy
  • No need for a prescription
  • Progestogen-only pill
  • No pill free break in-between packs

*Lovima® 75 microgram film-coated tablets Summary of Product Characteristics 2020. 2. Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. FSRH Clinical Guideline: Progestogen-only Pills (March 2015, Amended April 2019) – Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare [Internet]. 2019 [cited 3 March 2019]. Available from:

**Perfect use is defined by FPA as using the method correctly every time; typical use is when the method is not always followed correctly.


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