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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

How does Cerazette work?

The Cerazette contraceptive pill 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. Just like other types of mini-Pill, 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 the Cerazette pill is said to be much , 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. The Cerazette contraceptive pill 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 the Cerazette pill from the first day of your menstrual cycle for the full 28 days. Unlike the standard Pill, there is no seven-day break, so you start the first pill in a new strip the day after finishing the last strip in the previous pack. Cerazette contraceptive pills can be taken up to 12 hours later than your usual time, with or without food.

Going on the Pill 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 mini pill is suitable for most healthy women over the age of 18 who are looking for a long-term contraceptive.

The Cerazette pill 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 contraceptive pill for the 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 the Cerazette pill. 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. Please note that orders placed on a Friday or the day before a Bank Holiday may not arrive until the next working day. If you have a query about ordering online, or require assistance in completing the order form please don’t hesitate to contact us. For your convenience, you can even order by phone.