Cerazette
  • Cerazette Thumbnail

Cerazette - 3 month course

From £18.95

Medication features

  • Progesterone Only Pill
  • Take at same time everyday
  • 3 month pack
  • For women already prescribed Cerazette

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Overview

Cerazette Pill

You can buy the Cerazette contraceptive pill online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Cerazette is an oral contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is known as a progestogen only contraceptive pill (or mini pill), because the ingredient it contains, desogestre, is a man-made progestogen similar to the progestogens produced naturally by the body. 

If you are already on Cerazette, our doctor can issue a new 3 month prescription to our pharmacy, if you meet the criteria. Simple complete the online assessment form and checkout. 

If your order is approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your Cerazette supply to your chosen delivery address.

  1. Select Medication
  2. Complete Assessment
  3. Checkout

FAQ

  • How do you take Cezarette and how long after taking it are you protected?

    You should take Cerazette each day around the same time. Swallow the tablets whole, with water.

    It is important to take the tablets at the same time every day.

  • What are the side effects of Cerazette?

    Like all medicines, Cerazette can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

    Tell your doctor if you notice any unwanted effect, especially if severe or persistent.

    Common (affecting less than 1 in 10 women): mood changes, depressed mood, decreased sexual drive (libido), headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, irregular or no periods, weight increase.

    Uncommon (affecting less than 1 in 100 women) infection of the vagina, difficulties in wearing contact lenses, vomiting, hair loss, painful periods, ovarian cysts, tiredness.

    Rare (affecting less than 1 in 1000 women) skin conditions such as: rash, hives, painful blue-red skin lumps (erythema nodosum)

    Apart from these side effects, breast secretion or leakage may occur.

    You should see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema, such as

    • swollen face, tongue or pharynx
    • difficulty to swallow
    • hives and difficulties breathing.
  • Can cerazette help you lose weight?

    Cerazette is a hormonal contraceptive which may affect your appetite as a side effect. Everyone is affected differently. For some people it causes an increased appetite and resulting weight gain and for some it causes appetite reduction and weight loss. It is common, however to gain weight while taking the contraceptive pill.

  • What is Cerazette?

    Cerazette is a type of oral contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is known as a ‘progestogen only pill’ as it does not contain oestrogen and is therefore suitable for those who require an oral contraceptive but are unable to take oestrogen. Cerazette works by making it difficult for sperm to enter the womb and is highly effective as a contraceptive.

  • Are Cerazette and Cerelle the same thing?

    Yes, they are different brands of the same drug. They both contain the active ingredient Desogestrel which is a female contraceptive hormone.

  • Do I need to use a condom with Cerazette?

    Although you will not need to use a condom to prevent pregnancy while using Cerazette, it is still advisable to use one to prevent sexually transmitted infections. The contraceptive pill does not protect you from infections such as Chlamydia or gonorrhoea.

  • How do I take Cerazette?

    Take one Cerazette tablet daily at around the same time every day. Once one strip of tablets is completed, you should immediately move onto the next without a break.

  • I am experiencing bleeding when taking Cerazette, what do I do?

    It is possible that you experience irregular vaginal bleeding when taking Cerazette. This does not mean that it is not working, and you should continue to take your pills as normal. You may need to use a tampon or sanitary bad.

    If the bleeding is heavy and persistent however, please notify your GP.

  • How does Cerazette work?

    Cerazette works by preventing the sperm from reaching the eggs by creating a barrier at the top of the cervix. It also works to prevent eggs ripening, which most progestogen only contraceptive pills do not do. This makes Cerazette a highly effective contraceptive pill.

  • How long after taking Cerazette am I protected?

    If you start Cerazette on days 1-2 of your period, then you will be protected straight away. If you start to take it after that, then you will need to use barrier protection for 7 days until you are protected by Cerazette.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Cerazette?

Common (less than 1 in 10 women)

  • mood changes / depressed mood
  • decreased libido
  • headache
  • nausea
  • acne
  • breast pain
  • irregular or no periods
  • weight increase

Uncommon (less than 1 in 100 women)

  • infection of the vagina
  • difficulties in wearing contact lenses
  • vomiting
  • hair loss
  • painful periods
  • ovarian cysts
  • tiredness.

Rare (less than 1 in 1000 women)

  • skin conditions
    • rashes
    • hives
    • blue-red skin lumps
Vaginal bleeding can occur when taking Cerazette (often irregularly), and you may need to use a tampon or sanitary towel. This does not mean Cerazette is not working, however if bleeding is heavy or prolonged, let your GP know.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

You should take Cerazette each day around the same time. Swallow the tablets whole, with water.

It is important to take the tablets at the same time every day.

If you forget to take Cerazette within 12 hours of your last tablet, you may not be protected. Please ensure you use a barrier method of contraception for 7 days after this.

Please see the further guidance on missed pills from the NHS.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Take your tablet each day at about the same time. Swallow the tablet whole, with water.

  • Arrows are printed on the front of the strip, between the tablets. The days of the week are printed on the back of the strip. Each day corresponds with one tablet.

  • Every time you start a new strip of Cerazette, take a tablet from the top row. Don’t start with just any tablet. For example if you start on a Wednesday, you must take the tablet from the top row marked (on the back) with WED.

  • Continue to take one tablet every day until the pack is empty, always following the direction indicated by the arrows. By looking at the back of your pack you can easily check if you have already taken your tablet on a particular day.

  • You may have some vaginal bleeding during the use of Cerazette, (See Section 4 Side Effects) but you must continue to take your tablets as normal.

  • When a strip is empty, you must start with a new strip of Cerazette on the next day - without interruption and without waiting for a bleed.

Starting your first pack of Cerazette

  • If you are not using hormonal contraception at present (or in the past month)

Wait for your period to begin. On the first day of your period take the first Cerazette tablet.

Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary. If you take your first tablet on days 2-5 of your period use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of tablet-taking.

When you change from a combined pill (COC), vaginal ring, or transdermal patch

If you don’t have a tablet-, ring- or patch-free break

  • Start taking Cerazette on the day after you take the last tablet from the present Pill pack, or on the day of removal of your vaginal ring or patch (this means no tablet-, ring- or patch-free break).

  • If your present Pill pack also contains inactive (placebo) tablets you can start Cerazette on the day after taking the last active tablet (if you are not sure which this is, ask your doctor or pharmacist).

  • If you follow these instructions, additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary.

If you have a tablet-, ring- or patch-free break

  • You can also start on the day following the tablet-, ring- or patch-free break, or when you have taken all the inactive (placebo) tablets, of your present contraceptive.

  • If you follow these instructions, make sure you use an additional barrier method of contraception for the first 7 days of tablet-taking.

  • When changing from another progestogen-only pill:

Switch on any day from another mini-pill. Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary.

When changing from an injection or implant or a hormonal IUS:

Start using Cerazette when your next injection is due or on the day that your implant or your IUS is removed. Additional contraceptive precautions are not necessary.

After you have a baby:

You can start Cerazette between 21 to 28 days after the birth of your baby.

If you start later, make sure that you use an additional barrier method of contraception until you have completed the first 7 days of tablet-taking. However, if you have already had sex, check that you are not pregnant before starting Cerazette. Information for breast-feeding women can be found in section 2 'Before you take Cerazette' in the paragraph 'Pregnancy and breast-feeding'.

Your doctor can also advise you.

After a miscarriage or an abortion:

Your doctor will advise you.

If you forget to take Cerazette

  • If you are less than 12 hours late:

    • Take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. Cerazette will still protect you from pregnancy.

  • If you are more than 12 hours late:

    • If you are more than 12 hours late in taking any tablet, you may not be completely protected against pregnancy. The more consecutive tablets you have missed, the higher the risk that you might fall pregnant.

    • Take a tablet as soon as you remember and take the next one at the usual time. This may mean taking two in one day. This is not harmful. (If you have forgotten more than one tablet you don’t need to take the earlier missed ones). Continue to take your tablets as usual but you must also use an extra method, such as a condom, for the next 7 days.

    • If you are more than 12 hours late taking your tablet and have had sex it is safe to use emergency contraception; please consult your pharmacist or doctor.

    • If you missed one or more tablets in the very first week of starting the tablet and had intercourse in the week before missing the tablets, you may fall pregnant. Ask your doctor for advice.

If you vomit

If you vomit within 3 - 4 hours after taking your Cerazette tablet or have severe diarrhoea, the active ingredient may not have been completely absorbed. Follow the advice for forgotten tablets in the section above.

If too many Cerazette tablets are taken (overdose)

There have been no reports of serious harmful effects from taking too many Cerazette tablets at one time. Symptoms that may occur are nausea, vomiting and in young girls, slight vaginal bleeding. For more information ask your doctor for advice

Warnings

Do not take Cerazette if you

  • are pregnant
  • allergic to the active ingredient desogestrel (or any of the other ingredients of Cerazette)
  • have or if suspect you have any cancer that grows under the influence of sex-steroids (e.g some types of breast cancer)
  • have a thrombosis. 
  • have unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • have or have had jaundice or severe liver disease

Warnings and precautions

Before you start Cerazette tell your GP or surgery nurse if you

  • have diabetes.
  • suffer epilepsy
  • have high blood pressure.
  • have tuberculosis
  • have or have had chloasma

Order on Monday to Friday until 3:30pm guarantees next day delivery options

Close
From £18.95
Cerazette x 84
Compare Prices
The variation selected is currently out of stock.
Item added to bag. Click here to view bag.
Please select a size from above to proceed.
There are NHS prescriptions in your basket. Please complete the order first or remove NHS prescriptions from the basket.

Brevinor - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Brevinor x63 £11.95
Order now

Cilest

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Cilest x63 £12.95
Order now

Femodene - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Femodene x63 £12.95
Order now

Femodene ED - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Femodene ED x84 £15.95
Order now

Femodette - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Femodette x63 £15.95
Order now

Loestrin 20 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Loestrin 20 x63 £13.95
Order now

Loestrin 30 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Loestrin 30 x63 £13.95
Order now

Logynon - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Logynon x63 £13.95
Order now

Logynon ED - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Logynon ED x84 £13.95
Order now

Marvelon - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Marvelon x63 £12.95
Order now

Gedarel 20/150 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Gedarel 20 / 150 x63 £10.95
Order now

Gedarel 30/150 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Gedarel 30 / 150 x63 £9.95
Order now

Mercilon - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Mercilon x63 £16.95
Order now

Microgynon 30 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Microgynon 30 x63 £12.95
Order now

Microgynon 30 ED - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Microgynon ED x84 £12.95
Order now

Norimin - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Norimin x63 £11.95
Order now

Norinyl-1 - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Norinyl x63 £11.95
Order now

Cerazette - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Cerazette x84 £18.95
Order now

Noriday - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Noriday x84 £11.95
Order now

Yasmin - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Yasmin x63 £23.95
Order now

Rigevidon - 3 month course

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Rigevidon x63 £12.95
Order now