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Elevin

Elevin is a combined hormonal treatment taken by women to prevent pregnancy following sex. Adding two hormones to the body, this medication is very successful at stopping sperm from fertilising egg cells since the treatment is able to influence the process of ovulation and makes small but significant adjustments in the womb.

Prices start at £36.56 for 63 tablets

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Dr Diana Gall graduated from medical school in 2005 and has since undertaken further intensive training in many different areas of medicine. Dr Diana has reached consultant level and has practiced medicine all over Europe.

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What is Elevin?

Elevin tablets are used for birth control and are classed as a combined hormonal treatment. The medication contains two hormones which are used to alter processes in the female body related to reproduction, making pregnancy unable to occur during use of the drug. When treatment starts, these tablets are taken on a daily basis and this could go on for several weeks or even months depending on the patient's requirements.

How does Elevin work?

Elevin contains synthetic versions of the female sexual hormones known as progesterone and oestrogen. When a woman’s body naturally prepares itself for potential pregnancy each month, the level of these two hormones naturally drops. By topping up levels of progesterone and oestrogen in the body, this drug makes two important differences to make sure pregnancy is not possible following sexual intercourse.

One change made is that the body is made to think that ovulation has already occurred. Usually during ovulation, an egg cell is released into the fallopian tube, making it available for sperm to fertilise it, but due to Elevin, an egg will not be released instead. This treatment also changes the quality of the uterine lining and the concentration of cervical fluid. This not only makes it harder for eggs to implant and develop themselves in the womb, but also makes it more difficult for sperm to move around inside the womb and potentially reach any eggs within it.

How do I take Elevin?

A single Elevin tablet is taken every day, always at around the same time. The tablets can be taken with or without food and (if necessary) with a small amount of water. Each strip contains 21 tablets and next to each tablet the day of the week is printed and there are also directional arrows, making it easier to keep track of what tablet to take next.

Tablets are taken for 21 days in a row and then no tablets are taken for the following 7 days. During this 7-day gap, bleeding should take place (also known as withdrawal bleeding). It usually occurs during the second or third day of the 7-day gap week. After the 7-day gap is complete, you can start a new strip of tablets for the following 21 days to repeat the cycle.

When is the right time to start using Elevin?

Certain circumstances dictate when it is the best time to start using this treatment. If you have not used a contraceptive containing hormones for at least one month, then you can start Elevin on the first day of your period. Doing so will give you immediate protection against pregnancy. You can start on days 2-5 of your cycle, but extra protective measures (such as a condom) will be required if you have sex during the first 7 days of tablet-taking.

If you are switching to this medication after using either another combined hormonal contraceptive pill, then you could start the day after last taking your pill or just after finishing your 7-day tablet-free period if you’re going through that. If you’re switching from a contraceptive vaginal ring or patch, then your doctor can advise you on the best time to start Elevin.

If you are switching over from a progestogen-only-method of contraception, then you can start your new course any day but use extra preventive measures during the first 7 days of tablet-taking.

If you have recently had a baby, then you can start these tablets between days 21 and 28 after having your baby. You can start later than day 28, but you should use another preventive measure for the first 7 days of tablet-taking if you do so.

What are the side effects of Elevin?

The most commonly reported side effects from users of this medication are headaches (including potential migraines) and bleeding or spotting between periods. It’s not guaranteed you will experience these or other side effects, but you should report any to your doctor or pharmacist if they cause great concern.

Other common side effects can include:

  • Mood swings
  • Inflammation of the vagina
  • Nervousness, stupor or dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fluid retention in tissue (oedema)
  • Acne
  • Pain, tenderness or discharge in the breasts, as well as breast enlargement
  • Weight gain or loss

Can I use Elevin?

Before you begin taking this treatment, you should check you don’t have any health conditions that prohibit you from using the medicine safely. Avoid taking Elevin if any of the following applies to you:

  • You have a blood clot in blood vessel of your legs, lungs or other organs
  • You have a disorder affecting your blood clotting (such as protein C deficiency)
  • You have previously experienced a heart attack or stroke
  • You have or have had angina pectoris
  • You have or have had transient ischaemic attack
  • You have a disease that may increase the risk of a clot in the arteries (such as one that gives you a very high blood pressure or severe diabetes)
  • You have or have had a type of migraine called migraine with aura
  • You have or have had a liver disease and your liver function has not returned to normal
  • You have or have had a tumour in the liver
  • You have or have had breast cancer or cancer of the genital organs
  • You have unexplained bleeding from the vagina
  • You are currently breast-feeding

Some medicines can cause side effects or become less effective if they are taken at the same time as Elevin. Let your doctor or pharmacist know of any other treatments you are currently taking or have recently used. It’s particularly important to highlight any of these medicines if you’re using them:

  • Medicines for epilepsy (such as primidone and barbiturates)
  • Medicines for tuberculosis (such as rifampicin)
  • Medicines for HIV and Hepatitis C infections (such as ritonavir and nevirapine)
  • Medicines for fungal infections (such as griseofulvin)
  • Medicines for arthritis or arthrosis (such as etoricoxib)
  • Medicines for high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs (such as bosentan)
  • Herbal remedies containing St. John’s Wort
  • Lamotrigine (an anti-epileptic lamotrigine)
  • Theophylline (for treating breathing problems)
  • Tizanidine (treats muscle cramps or pain)
  • Midazolam (treats anxiety or helps you to sleep)
  • Medicines that contain ciclosporin

What if I take too much Elevin?

If you take a larger dose of this medicine than you were meant to, it should not cause any serious harmful issues. You may, however, experience some side effects such as nausea, vomiting or (particularly if you’re young) bleeding from the vagina.

What if I forget to take Elevin?

If you forget to take Elevin but you remember about the tablet less than 12 hours after it was due, you can take the medication once you remember and your protection should not be reduced.

If, however, you remember the tablet when it’s been more than 12 hours since it was due, then you can still take the overdue tablet, but you may not be fully protected from pregnancy without additional preventive methods. Take the next tablets at the usual time. The more tablets you miss, then the greater the possibility that your protection from pregnancy will be reduced.

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