Cerazette is a popular oral mini pill contraceptive known as a progestogen only pill (POP) as it only contains the synthetic version of the hormone - progestogen, in the form of desogestrel (75mcg) but is still as effective as standard combined pills. This pill is most suitable for women who are highly sensitive to oestrogen or those who are breastfeeding.
To buy your Cerazette mini pill today, we ask you to complete our free online consultation form. This no obligation consultation will only take a few minutes to complete and is simply used so that our doctors are satisfied this contraceptive pill is safe for you to use. You can complete your order and have your pill pack delivered via our free next day delivery service (same day if within London) when ordered before 4pm.
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Cerazette (desogestrel) is an oral contraceptive tablet, which is also known as the 'mini pill'. Cerazette provides immediate protection against pregnancy, when taken on the first day of your period. It's different from the standard combined contraceptive pill because it has only one active ingredient, artificial progestogen.
Like most low dose oral contraceptives, Cerazette is an effective method of protection and has proved to be more than 99% effective in clinical trials. It's also proven to be helpful in reducing the occurrence of uncomfortable and painful periods. Taking this oral contraceptive provides you with flexibility, because unlike most other progestogen only contraceptives, you can take your pill up to 12 hours later than your regular time.
Cerazette's primary function is to prevent ovulation. It does this by convincing the body that ovulation has already occurred, so that the ovaries don't release an egg to be fertilised. This is made possible through the use of an artificial version of hormone progestogen, a hormone that is produced by the body. It also prevents the womb lining from thickening, and increases the thickness of cervical fluid, which makes it impossible for sperm to enter the womb, preventing pregnancy from occurring.
Cerazette comes with a number of benefits, when taken successfully. These include:
You can buy Cerazette online if you are 18 years or older. We strictly advise against using this contraceptive if you are allergic to the artificial progestogen (desogestrel) present in Cerazette. It's also not recommended to use if you are pregnant, have thrombosis, breast cancer, liver cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding or have had jaundice. Please observe the precautions for Cerazette in the patient information leaflet provided.
The only available dosage for Cerazette is a 75mcg mini pill. Like other mini birth control pills, these tablets should be taken orally and continuously for the full 28 days of your cycle. This makes it less likely that you will forget to take it, unlike the combined pill with a seven-day pill free period.
Missing a Cerazette pill can happen and as it is a mini pill, it depends on the timeframe that you have missed a pill. This form of POP pill is a 12-hour mini pill in comparison to the three-hour mini pill, meaning you can take your forgotten pill up to 12 hours after with no reduction in effectiveness.
Less than 12 hours late - take the late pill as soon as you remember, carry on the pack as normal. You will still be protected and do not need additional protection, just like the combined contraceptive.
More than 12 hours late - take the late pill as soon as you remember and finish the pack as normal. You won't be protected to the same efficiency so use additional barrier contraception (condoms) for the following seven days, or refrain from having sex.
This does include whether you experience diarrhoea or vomit when taking the mini pill, and further information on that can be found on our mini pill information page.
If you have had sex and have missed a pill by more than 12 hours, don't panic; you can get emergency contraception in tablet form.
*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, which means that there is a slight risk of developing side effects. In clinical trials, Cerazette was very well tolerated by participants, and some minor side effects such as:
Studies show these occur in less than one out of ten women. These side effects should subside as the body becomes accustomed to the mini pill, but if they do happen to occur and persist, you should contact a doctor to discuss your condition.
There are a number of precautions that should be considered before using Cerazette. These are:
The Cerazette mini-pill can be bought online from HealthExpress safely and securely. We've been providing this service for thousands of women around the country for over 10 years and our premium next day delivery service means that you can start taking your pill when ready. Before you can order though, all we ask is that you fill out quick online consultation, which will be assessed by one of our doctors, if approved you can then complete your order.