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The Cerazette pill is a progestogen-only pill that provides immediate contraceptive cover if taken on the first day of your period. A popular version of the mini-pill, this widely used mode of contraception has a 97-99% success rate, when used correctly. Because it contains only one type of synthetic female hormone, the Cerazette pill provides women who are particularly sensitive to oestrogen with a trusted method of contraception.

  • Almost 100% effective
  • Safer for breastfeeding women, smokers and over 35's
  • Offers relief for painful periods
  • Taken continuously throughout the cycle
Cerazette - Mini contraceptive pill
Cerazette - Mini contraceptive pill
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How does Cerazette work?

It tricks your body into thinking that ovulation has already taken place; in doing so there is a very strong chance an egg will not be released during your menstrual cycle. This contraceptive uses simultaneous techniques to stop conception during intercourse; it alters the consistency of the womb lining so that an egg can not implant itself there to grow, and thickens the cervical fluid making it tough for a sperm to entering the womb for fertilisation to take place.

Due to the absence of oestrogen Cerazette is said to be much safer for women who are breastfeeding, as well as women over 35 who smoke. It can be taken up to 12 hours later than usual, an additional benefit it has over regular mini-pills, which need to be taken within the same three hours every day. It can also provide relief for women who have very painful periods. In clinical trials, 94% of women reported less painful periods while taking Cerazette.

When to start taking Cerazette

You should take it from the first day of your menstrual cycle for the full 28 days. Unlike other contraception, there is no seven-day break, so you start the first tablet in a new strip the day after finishing the last strip in the previous pack. It can be taken up to 12 hours later than your usual time, with or without food.

Beginning contraception on day two to five of your period is ok, but during the first cycle a barrier method, such as a condom is recommended for the first full week of tablet taking to give you a better chance of avoiding pregnancy.

Precautions for using Cerazette

This is suitable for most healthy women over the age of 18 who are looking for a long-term contraceptive.

It should not be used if you are already pregnant or if you are allergic to the active ingredient desogestrel. Cerazette is also not recommended if you have a history of circulation problems, breast cancer or have recently had jaundice or experienced undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.

Are there side effects?

As with many types of medication obtained with a prescription, women who take this for the first time may experience bouts of mild side effects. However, it should be made clear that these effects usually subside as your body gets used to the ingredients in Cerazette. The most commonly reported side effects of this contraceptive include: headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, weight gain, changes in mood, decreased libido and irregular periods.

Ordering and receiving the Pill

You can obtain this prescription medication by completing our three-step online order process. On selecting your quantity of pills you must answer a short set of medical questions set by our doctor, who needs to be sure that you are suitable to use Cerazette. Once a consultation has been approved the 121doc pharmacist dispenses the medication the very same day.

Your medication will be delivered to your chosen address by Royal Mail delivery in protected packaging. If you have a query about ordering online, or require assistance in completing the order form please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email or Live Chat.