What is Cerazette?
Cerazette is a progestogen-only-pill (POP), or a mini-pill. Cerazette contains a small amount of a synthetic progestogen called desogestrel. This is similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.
Progestogen-only contraception is increasingly popular. Women may be worried about the health risks of the combined oral contraceptive pill; in addition, more women are postponing pregnancy, so there are more women for whom oestrogen is contraindicated but who still need contraception. There is no age limit for progestogen-only methods, even for smokers, and they can also be used during lactation. They are suitable for women at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
How does it work?
Cerazette works mainly by preventing the release of the egg from the ovary. It also works by increasing the thickness of the mucus at the neck of the womb so making it harder for sperm to get into the womb and fertilise an egg. Finally Cerazette affects the quality of the lining of the womb so making successful implantation of a fertilised egg less likely.
Ingredients of your medicine
Medicines contain active ingredients. They may also contain other, additional ingredients that help ensure the stability, safety and effectiveness of the medicine. They are also added to improve the medicine's taste and appearance and to make it easier to take. Some may be used to prolong the life of the medicine. You should check that you are able to take the ingredients in your medicine, especially if you have any allergies.
If you are not able to take any of the ingredients in your medicine, talk to your prescriber or pharmacist to see if they can suggest an alternative medicine. If you have reacted badly to Cerazette before, do not take Cerazette. Talk to your prescriber, pharmacist or nurse as soon as possible.
How to take your medicine
Some medicines have specific instructions about how to take them. This is because they work better when taken correctly. These instructions can include getting the right dose and special instructions for preparing the medicine. Detailed advice on how to take Cerazette can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine. If you are having problems taking this medicine, you should talk to your prescriber or pharmacist. They may be able to give you advice on other ways to take your medicine or other medicines that are easier for you to take.
When to take your medicine
Some medicines work best if they are taken at a specific time of day. Getting the most from your medicine can also be affected by what you eat, when you eat and the times at which you take other medicines. Make sure you follow any specific instructions given to you by your prescriber or that are in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day
Taking too much of your medicine
Taking extra doses of some medicines can be harmful. In some cases even one extra dose can cause you problems. If you take extra doses of your medicine, you must get medical advice immediately. You may need a test to assess the effect of taking extra doses. This is because the effects of taking too much medicine are very complex so it is very important that you seek medical advice.
Stopping your medicine
If you are not having any problems with this medicine, do not stop taking it unless you no longer need this form of contraception or you are advised to stop taking it by your prescriber.
Where can I buy Cerazette online?
You can buy Cerazette online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above.
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For full patient information, please read or print out the leaflet provided at the bottom of this page about Cerazette.
This patient information leaflet is provided for information purposes only. This leaflet information should not be used in contradiction with your Doctor or Pharmacist's advice. Medical Specialists recommend that you carefully read the information leaflet provided with your medication. Medical Specialists will not accept liability for information displayed. Please refer to the leaflet provided with your medication for the latest manufacturer's information.
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