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Cerazette Desogestrel 75mcg Mini-Pill

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Treatment Information

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What is Cerazette (desogestrel)?

Cerazette is a progestogen-only pill (POP), also known as a mini-pill, which contains 75mcg of desogestrel. Cerazette is a brand of desogestrel from MSD, however, cheaper generic formulations of desogestrel are available to buy online from our pharmacy.

For women who cannot take combined contraceptive pills, the mini-pill can be a suitable alternative. Desogestrel works by mimicking a natural female hormone in the body called progesterone.

Desogestrel prevents the female body from ovulating (releasing an egg from the ovaries) which subsequently prevents pregnancy.

How to take Cerazette safely?

Desogestrel 7mcg is not suitable for every woman. We strongly urge you to give as much information to our UK registered prescriber about medications you are taking which could conflict with Cerazette and understand the side effects associated with POPs.

Do not take Cerazette if you are allergic to desogestrel or any of the other ingredients listed within the patient information leaflet supplied with this medicine.

You should talk to your GP or our specialist before you buy desogestrel if:

  • Have ever had cancer of any kind
  • Are suffering from diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Suffer from epilepsy
  • Have pigmentation patches on your skin.

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Cerazette (desogestrel) online.

Do not take Cerazette (desogestrel) past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw medicine away via water waste or household waste. Take any unwanted or expired medication to your local pharmacy for them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always store medicines out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

What are the side effects of Cerazette (desogestrel)?

Just like all medicines, desogestrel carries the risk of side effects. These effects can disappear throughout the course of taking the pill as your hormones settle.

Before you take desogestrel, you must read the patient information leaflet. This leaflet contains instructions on storing, using and disposing desogestrel, as well as important information about the safety of desogestrel.

Side effects of desogestrel can include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Irregular and / or painful periods
  • Mood changes
  • Tiredness
  • Weight increase
  • An increased risk of breast cancer
  • An increased risk of blood clot

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of desogestrel can be found within the accompanying patient information leaflet, which can be found enclosed in the packaging.

If you are concerned about any side effects, whether listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Frequently asked questions about Cerazette (desogestrel)

How long does it take for desogestrel to start working?

If you take desogestrel on the first day of your period, you should be protected right away.

If you take desogestrel on days 2 to 5 of your period, you will need to use an additional form of contraception for 7 days.

Please read the accompanying leaflet for more information.

Are there any precautions I should take?

Cerazette (desogestrel) does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections. Only condoms can protect you against sexually transmitted infections.

Is the mini pill 100% Effective?

No form of contraception is 100% effective. While Cerazette is over 95% effective, we suggest you use additional methods of contraception, such as condoms. It's important to take Cerazette (desogestrel) as prescribed.

What if I want to get pregnant?

It may take longer to get pregnant after taking Cerazette, as the desogestrel needs to leave your body. Your family planning advisor will give you advice on the best course of action to take. If you haven’t become pregnant within a year of stopping Cerazette, you may need to seek the opinion of a fertility specialist.

Does Cerazette cause blood clots?

If you have no history of blood clotting in your family, then your risk of blood clots from taking Cerazette is reduced. As always, talk to your GP before taking your medication.

Can I take Cerazette while breastfeeding?

Yes, you can safely take Cerazette while breastfeeding.

How soon after giving birth can I take Cerazette?

You can start using Cerazette (desogestrel) between 21 and 28 days after the birth of your baby.

Is desogestrel the same as Cerazette?

Cerazette is a brand of desogestrel tablet that is manufactured by MSD Pharma. However, desogestrel is also available as a cheaper generic formulation. Desogestrel is the active ingredient of Cerazette.

Can I buy Cerazette online?

You can renew your prescription for Cerazette online from Prescription Doctor. Our next-day discreet service makes it straightforward - simply fill out our online questionnaire and our doctors will assess your suitability.

Table of contents

What is Cerazette?

How to take Cerazette safely

What are the side effects of Cerazette?

Frequently asked questions about Cerazette

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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Cerazette
  • Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Desogestrel
  • Manufacturer: MSD Pharma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 75 mcg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Women over 18
  • Dosage: 21-day pill you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills.
  • Description: Cerazette is a contraceptive which contains a progestogen called desogestrel.
  • Alcohol consumption: No influence
  • When Breastfeeding: Safe to take while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • Price: 12.95 GBP
Click here to view the Cerazette Desogestrel 75mcg Mini-Pill - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 18/01/2017 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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