Buy Cerelle mini pill online in the UK

  • 99% effective contraception
  • Doesn't contain oestrogen
  • Delivered straight to your door

Cerelle is an oral hormonal contraceptive mini pill known as a POP (progestogen only pill). It is around 99% effective at preventing pregnancy[1]. It is most suited to women who have oestrogen sensitivity, who are breastfeeding or who require a low dosage contraceptive pill.

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What is Cerelle?

Cerelle is an oral contraceptive, also referred to as the 'mini pill', or the 'progestogen-only pill' (POP). It comes in the form of a 1-per-day 75mcg tablet and is taken for 28 days. Unlike combined contraceptives that contain two active ingredients, this pill contains only one active ingredient, artificial progestogen (i.e. desogestrel), which is similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body. When used correctly, Cerelle pills have been proven to be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

How does Cerelle work?

Cerelle progestogen-only pill contains the female sex hormone; desogestrel, which works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). It contains the same ingredient, in the same dosage, as the well-known mini pill; Cerazette.

This mini pill works by convincing the body that the process of ovulation has already occurred. This prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg. The cervical fluid at the neck of the womb is also thickened significantly, reducing the chances of sperm entering the womb via the vagina. This will make the fertilisation of an egg far more unlikely if it occurs. Also, the quality of the womb lining is changed, preventing fertilised eggs from being implanted on the wall of the womb.

What are the benefits of taking Cerelle?

There are a number of benefits that can be experienced when taking Cerelle pills.

  • If taken on the first day of your menstrual cycle, this mini pill will provide you with full contraceptive protection immediately.
  • Cerelle can also be taken at any other time during your cycle. If you begin taking this pill at any other time during your cycle, additional contraception (e.g. condoms) will be necessary for the first two days.
  • Known as a progestogen-only pill, Cerelle contains progestogen only and is a suitable alternative if you are not able to take a contraceptive that contains oestrogen.
  • Unlike other mini pills, Cerelle has a higher dose which means that it not only prevents the cells from entering the womb. It also prevents the cells from ripening, which as a result prevents ovulation.
  • If the Cerelle pill is taken immediately after a miscarriage or abortion, at less than 24 weeks, you will be immediately protected against pregnancy.

Who can take Cerelle?

You can buy Cerelle online if you are 18 years or older. If for any reason you are not able to take the artificial progestogen in the form of desogestrel, then this pill would not be prescribed to you. If you are pregnant or have thrombosis, a history of breast cancer, jaundice or unexplained bleeding, then this pill is not suitable for you. For more information regarding the precautions associated with Cerelle pills, please refer to the precautions for Cerelle below.

How to use Cerelle?

The Cerelle mini pill, like others, should be taken continuously for the full 28 days of your cycle. This means that you will not have a seven-day break between packs, unlike most combined contraceptives.

  • Once your blister pack is finished, you should begin a new strip straight away.
  • It is important that you take this pill at the same time daily.
  • You can take a pill up to 12 hours late, if you forget to take your pill at the normal time.
  • If you are more than 12 hours late taking a Cerelle mini pill, you will not be sufficiently protected against pregnancy and you should either avoid sex, or use an extra form of contraception, such as condoms, for the following two days, until you return to taking your pills as normal.[1]
If not taken on the first day of your period, use condoms for the following seven days. Take each pill around the same time every day for maximum effectiveness of over 99%. Many women set an alarm to remember their next dose. Each Cerelle pill can be easily swallowed with or without drink and food. Store away from direct sunlight and under the temperature of 25°C. Double check the expiry date and patient leaflet regarding use and missed pill if unsure.
How many pills have you missed? How late?
  • One pill less than
    12 hours late
  • Started a new pill pack less than 12 hours late
  • One pill more than
    12 hours late
  • Started a new pill pack more than 12 hours late
  • Two or more pills in one pack
  • One menstrual cycle = 28 days

*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.

What are the side effects of Cerelle?

Like all prescription treatments, Cerelle pill may cause some mild side effects. However, most of these side effects occur in fewer than one out of ten women. The most common side effects include headaches, nausea, depressed mood, weight gain, a decreased sex drive, acne, breast pain, possible increase in body weight or irregular periods.

If any of these potential side effects happen to occur and persist, it is advised that you contact your doctor or local GP, in order to discuss your condition.

What are the precautions/interactions for Cerelle?

You can buy Cerelle online if you are 18 years or older. If for any reason you are not able to take the artificial progestogen in the form of desogestrel, then this pill would not be prescribed to you. If you are pregnant or have thrombosis or jaundice then this pill is not suitable for you. For more information regarding the precautions associated with Cerelle pills, please refer to the precautions for Cerelle below.

  • Cerelle contraceptive pills don't protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Therefore, condoms, or other forms of protection, are still required if you are unsure about the sexual history of your partner(s).
  • This medication can potentially cause menstrual irregularities (e.g. missed periods and irregular bleeding). These tend to not last very long but if they should persist, it is recommended that you talk to a doctor.
  • Cerelle shouldn't be taken by women dealing with abnormal vaginal bleeding, breast cancer (or a history of breast cancer), hereditary blood disorders (e.g. acute porphyrias) or by women with galactose intolerance.
  • Cerelle tablets should be taken with caution if you are due for a surgery (involving a long period of immobility), have a blood clot in a vein or have a history of artery disease. This is also the case, if you are dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, liver cancer, or gallbladder disease.

How can I buy the Cerelle mini pill online safely?

You can buy 75 mcg Cerelle tablets from HealthExpress by simply clicking on the link below, to begin your quick and simple online consultation. Your consultation will be checked by one of our partner doctors, who will assess your suitability. If your consultation is approved, you will be able to purchase this treatment.

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