• Lovima - over the counter contraceptive
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    Lovima – Over the Counter Contraceptive

    Lovima (desogestrel) is the first daily oral contraceptive which is going to be available over the counter without a prescription. In the UK, all contraceptive are prescription-only medicines which require a doctor or other qualified prescriber to issue a prescription. Lovima is the first oral contraceptive which has a status or pharmacy-only medicine (P). P medicines are available over the counter from pharmacies or registered online chemists. Lovima will exclusively be available in Lloyds Pharmacy. In the UK, all oral contraceptives a free of charge when prescribed on NHS, with an uncommon exception for Dianette, which may not be free when prescribed for the treatment of acne. Customers will need…