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More information about Cerazette
Cerazette is a progestogen-only pill (POP), otherwise known as the 'mini pill'. It provides immediate protection against pregnancy when taken on the first day of your period.
Cerazette is different from the standard combined pill as it has only one active ingredient, desogestrel (progestogen). In contrast, the combined pill contains both oestrogen and progestogen.
The mini pill is suitable for women over 35, and who smoke. It can also be used by those who cannot take oestrogens.
This medication is also available as a generic, going by the name of ‘desogestrel’. Generics are unbranded versions, with identical effects - the only difference is the price.
Please note, this medicine will not protect you against STIs - only a condom will do this.
Due to the way Cerazette influences your body’s production of eggs, it is considered an especially effective contraception.
Traditional mini-pills prevent pregnancy by stopping the womb lining from thickening and by increasing the thickness of cervical fluid. This means that sperm cannot enter the uterus.
However, as a desogestrel progestogen-only pill, Cerazette also prevents ovulation. This is possible due to the higher concentration of desogestrel - an artificial version of the hormone progesterone.
The combination of the above effects makes conception extremely unlikely - if taken correctly, it is more than 99% effective.
Please note, for the effects to last, you must take a dose of Cerazette every day.
Cerazette is only available in one dosage - 75mcg. As with all mini-pills, tablets should be taken orally and daily for the full 28 days of your cycle.
For full instructions, please consult the patient information leaflet:
As doses should be taken daily, it is unlikely that you will forget to take it one. However, if you do, how you act next depends on when your last dose was.
This contraceptive is a 12-hour mini pill, meaning you can take your forgotten pill up to 12 hours late with no reduction in efficacy.
Less than 12 hours late - take the dose as soon as you remember. Continue the pack as normal. You will still be protected and do not need to use additional protection.
More than 12 hours late - take the late dose as soon as you remember, and finish the pack as normal. You will not be protected to the same level, so use additional barrier contraception (condoms) for the following seven days, or refrain from having sex.
If you vomit or experience diarrhoea, treat this the same as a missed pill.
If you have had sex and have missed a pill by more than 12 hours, you should take emergency contraception as soon as possible. You should visit a pharmacy or doctor’s office for emergency contraception. It can also be ordered for future-use from HealthExpress.
Use our interactive tool below to decide what to do if you miss one or multiple pills in a month (menstrual cycle). Click to begin.
*If you have missed contraceptive pills in the first one to seven days of the pill pack and have had sex without barrier contraception, you could be pregnant. If you have calculated this between one to five days after the unprotected sex, you could use emergency contraception such as the IUD or morning-after pill. If not, continue your contraception until the seven-day break. If you don't have any bleeding, it is advised to take a pregnancy test and/or consult your doctor.
Cerazette is a prescription contraceptive treatment, so there is a slight risk of developing side effects. The most commonly reported reactions include:
These side effects should subside as the body becomes accustomed to the mini pill. However, if they do happen to persist, you should contact a doctor to discuss your condition.
The exception to this is breast abnormalities - though rare, if they occur, report them to your doctor immediately.
When taking any hormonal treatment, you get regular check-ups from your doctor - this is so they can monitor your health and detect any issues.
Always consult your doctor before starting any new medication.
As a hormonal contraceptive, Cerazette is not suitable for all women. You should contact your doctor and ask about alternatives if any of the following apply to you:
You should be careful when using this medication if:
All of the above can increase the chance of serious side effects occurring.
You should also make sure to regularly inspect your breasts, paying attention to any abnormalities. If you discover any, seek immediate medical attention.
You should also know the symptoms of thrombosis, pain or cramping in the legs, red and dark skin around the painful region, and swollen or painful veins. If you detect any of these, or if you have difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
Yes, you can buy Cerazette online from HealthExpress.
All hormonal contraception requires a review of your medical details by a doctor. We will ask you to complete a short medical consultation - this is for your safety so that our doctors’ can minimise the chance of complications occurring.
If approved, you will be issued with a prescription suitable for any pharmacy. Our pharmacy will automatically dispense your order unless specified otherwise.
Buying contraceptives online can save you a lot of time and energy; however, you want to ensure your health is never compromised.
Links to our certificates can be found at the bottom of this page.
|Description||Cerazette is a progestogen-only mini pill that is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet per day for 28 days|
|Drug class||Progestogen-only (POP)|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding||Can possibly be prescribed, ask your doctor|
|When pregnant||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
No, Cerazette is a progesterone-only pill (POP) which is otherwise known as the 'mini-pill'. Unlike a combined contraceptive pill, it only contains one hormone.
Cerazette does not have a pill break to simulate periods, no. However, some women may experience irregular bleeding for some time or for the entire duration of treatment.
Desogestrel is the active ingredient of Cerazette meaning that both the generic Desogestrel and Cerazette work in exactly the same way.
Desmono and Cerazette are two different brands but contain the exact same active ingredient: desogestrel.
Cerelle and Cerazette are two different brands that contain the same active ingredient: Desogestrel.
No, Cerazette is only available on prescription. Some brands of progesterone-only pill, however, may be available over the counter.
You should take one Cerazette pill each day at the same time. You do not need to take a pill break and as soon as you finish one strip, you can go onto the next one.
Cerazette is effective immediately if taken within the first 5 days of your cycle. Any other time, it may take up to a week until it is effective and you should use barrier contraception for that time.
Irregular bleeding is a common side effect of Cerazette, and may take a while to settle down. However if you are bleeding heavily or for more than 7 days while taking Cerazette, you should see your doctor. They may recommend that you stop taking the pill.
Cerazette can cause weight gain or bloating in some women. If you're worried about side effects of the mini-pill, please consult your doctor before taking it.
Although relatively uncommon, hair loss is a known side effect of Cerazette. However, it should disappear within a short time after starting treatment. If you're experiencing persistent or significant hair loss after a few weeks of treatment, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
There's no method to stop taking Cerazette. As soon as you stop taking it, however, you will not be protected against pregnancy unless you're using a barrier contraceptive.
There is no definite answer as all women react differently. Most women should resume ovulation 2 - 4 weeks after stopping the pill, but some women start ovulating much earlier or later.
No, Cerazette does not affect pregnancy tests. A pregnancy test will still work even if you're on a contraceptive pill. However, if you are taking Cerazette and think you may be pregnant, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Good product, no unwanted side effects, have been taking it for just over a year after having been on the combined pill for as long as I can remember. Was recommended this due to my age (49).Timbal
Good product, no side effects, clear packaging so you know what days you've takenNatalie
Effective, good 12 hour window unlike other pillsCharlotte O
Excellent service- next day free delivery as described. Genuine products following a quick online consultation- much easier than a visit to the GP in person! Well worth the moneyJill H
Makes my life a lot easier and my period is finally agony free.Helen
It's a pill and arrived safely.Pamela
I haven't start to use but I have got on time delivery.SINTHUJA S