would recommend this method to other women
3 women have reviewed Cerazette
I’m happy with it
It’s ok - does the trick
Mostly not satisfied
Not at all satisfied
Last review from:
, Ireland, 03/14/2019
Cerazette is a progestogen-only pill (a ‘POP’ or mini-pill) which means it is suitable for women who cannot take contraception containing oestrogen (which is found in the combined contraceptive pills, for example, like Alesse or Yasmin).
Unlike the combined contraceptive, you take the mini-pill every day (without a break), which also means you may not have a regular period while taking Cerazette (although there are women that do, and plenty report spotting).
Women over 35, as well as smokers can take Cerazette. This progestogen-only pill is also suitable for women who are breastfeeding. Want to know how pills work – read more here.
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Key facts about Cerazette
- The pill is 99% effective, only when it is taken correctly (which is usually the tricky part)
- You should take the pill at the same time each day, but, unlike most other mini pills, if you forget to take your Cerazette, there is a window of 12 hours in which you can take it and still be protected against pregnancy. After this 12 hour window has closed, there is a chance you may not be protected. (So it’s a better habit to take it at the same time each day!)
- Some other drugs/antibiotics may affect the effectiveness of this contraceptive – always double check with your doctor
- Each tablet of Cerazette contains desogestrel (which is an artificial version of progesterone, which is naturally occurring in the body)
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