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Cerazette Mini-Pill

Cerazette is a progestogen-only pill. The progestogen-only pill is also known as the mini-pill. Since this pill contains only one hormone, it is milder than the more popular combined pill. There are fewer health risks associated with taking the mini-pill than are associated with the combined pill.

Cerazette is the newest progestogen-only pill on the market.

Getting Cerazette Online

If you have been initiated on a contraceptive pill in a face to face environment then it is possible to get Cerazette online from The Online Clinic. If you are not already taking Cerazette we can start you on this pill providing it would be suitable for you. Please click on the free consultation button and fill out the simple registration form and you can order Cerazette for next day delivery.

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How does Cerazette work?

Cerazette contains desogestrel, a synthetic version of progesterone. The hormone prevents ovulation, increases the thickness of the mucus at the neck of the womb and makes it difficult for an egg to attach itself to the womb wall by changing the quality of the lining.

How do I take Cerazette?

Cerazette mini-pill should commence on the first day of the period and you are safe from the risk of pregnancy with immediate effect. Cerazette needs to be taken every day even throughout a period. They must also be taken at the same time each day. If you do not take Cerazette on the first day of your period then you may not be protected (depending on the normal length of your cycle). It may be necessary to use barrier contraceptives until you know that the medication is protecting you.

What happens if I miss a pill?

If you are more than 12 hours late taking Cerazette there is risk of pregnancy unless barrier contraception is used for the following two days. The pill can then be taken as normal.

If vomiting and diarrhoea occur within two hours of taking the pill, this can render the drug ineffective so barrier contraceptives must be used during intercourse for two days, then take the remaining pills as normal.

How effective is Cerazette?

This type of pill is known to be less effective than the combined pill, although Cerazette, the newest version of the mini-pill, has proven to be just as effective.

Bleeding While on Cerazette

Cerazette does not control periods and most women will have their periods as normal. Some women will suffer irregular or no bleeding and this should be investigated as a matter of course. Irregular bleeding or no bleeding could be a sign of an underlying condition or pregnancy. These possibilities should be investigated and eliminated by a doctor if you suffer either of these scenarios while on Cerazette.

What are the side effects?

People will be affected by this medication in different ways and most people will get no side effects at all. Common side effects however include irregular bleeding, problems with libido, nausea and mood swings. Side effects are not experienced by everyone. If you do get side effects then you should mention these to your doctor. The mini-pill generally causes fewer side effects than the combined pill.

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Reviewed by: Dr Loraine Haslam MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC SDI, LoC IUT, MRCGP
GMC registration number: 4524038
Date: 9 October 2023
Next review: 8 October 2025
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