Cimizt is a combined oral contraceptive pill (commonly known as ‘the pill’) taken to prevent pregnancy. It contains synthetic versions of oestrogen and progestogen as 30mcg of ethinylestradiol and 150 mcg of desogestrel.
In addition to being an effective and reversible method of preventing pregnancy, Cimizt can help with premenstrual symptoms, regulate your periods, and make them lighter and less painful.
Hormonal changes in your monthly cycle trigger ovulation and other bodily changes which make it easier to get pregnant. Combined contraceptive pills use two hormones to manage these changes in a way that is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Cimizt works in three ways:
Cimizt is taken once daily for 21 days followed by a 7-day break, when you will get your period. After that, you should begin taking the next pack, even if you are still bleeding. It is important that you take the pill at the same time each day.
When first starting Cimizt, you should take the first pill on the first day of your period. If you are unable to do this, you can begin on day 2-5 of your cycle and you will still be protected from pregnancy. If you start after the fifth day, you should use an additional contraception method for the first seven days in addition to the pill to prevent pregnancy.
If you miss a pill, take it as soon as possible, even if this means taking two tablets at the same time, and continue taking your pills as normal. Missing one pill in a 21 day pack does not increase the likelihood that you will become pregnant.
If you miss two or more pills, then you will not be protected from pregnancy and should use an additional contraception method for the next seven days.
If you vomit within three hours of taking the pill, it may not have had a chance to get into your system, meaning you may not be protected against pregnancy. If this happens, take another pill as soon as possible and the next one at your usual time.
Diarrhoea can also lessen the effectiveness of the pill. If you have had very severe diarrhoea, the medication may not be able to work properly and you should use additional contraception, like condoms.
All medications affect people differently and can cause side effects.
Some of the most common side effects include:
Not everyone will get side effects, and some may be temporary as a result of starting the medication and will decrease over time.
You can read the prescription information leaflet for a complete list of side effects.
It has been noted that there is an increase in blood clots in women who take combined contraceptive pills compared with those who do not. Your risk is further increased with smoking, increased age, high blood pressure, migraines, certain heart conditions, diabetes, and if you are overweight.
Cimizt is for women (over 18, if using an online doctor service such as HealthExpress) who need an effective method of preventing pregnancy.
If you smoke or are over the age of 35, this pill may not be suitable for you.
Serious risks associated with taking this medication are rare, but filling out your consultation accurately can help the doctor ensure that this is the appropriate treatment for you.
You should also ensure you tell your doctor about any health conditions you have and other medications or supplements you may be taking, as some medications can decrease the effectiveness of the combined pill. This includes certain antibiotics, medication for epilepsy and HIV, and supplements like St. John’s Wort.
It is still important to practise safe sex, as birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections
For further information on precautions and interactions, read the patient information leaflet.
You can buy Cimizt tablets from HealthExpress by quickly filling out our simple online consultation. Once you have submitted your consultation, one of our doctors will review your responses to ensure this is the appropriate medication for you. If your consultation is approved, you will be able to safely and securely buy Cimizt.