Levosert® is now licensed for 5 years use for contraception and heavy menstrual bleeding

Posted 5 March 2019

Date: 05 Mar 2019

Type: FSRH News and Information

Levosert (20mcg/24 hours) Intrauterine Delivery System (Levonorgesterel 52mg) is indicated for contraception and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Licensed for 3 year use since its launch in the UK in early 2015, Levosert has now been approved in the UK for 5 years use.

This means that any existing women who have Levosert may keep their levosert IUS for 5 years from the date of the insertion as the product is exactly the same as it was previously when licenced for 3 or 4 years.

The updated Summary of Product Characteristics for Levosert notes that “Levosert should be removed after 5 years from the date of insertion”.

FSRH new product reviews for Levosert and Kyleena® has been updated to reflect the extended license period.

Read the product review below.