Lucette is a combined contraceptive pill which contains synthetic versions of the female sex hormones ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. The hormones in the pill work by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg. These hormones also increase the amount of mucus in the neck of your womb (cervix) which makes it difficult for sperm to get through and reach an egg. Lucette is used to prevent pregnancy in sexually active women. Because taking the combined contraceptive pill can also result in lighter, less painful and more regular periods, it’s sometimes prescribed for women who experience heavy, painful or irregular periods. Lucette is more than 99% effective (less than 1 woman per year will become pregnant whilst using Lucette) when used correctly.