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What is Cerazette?

Cerazette is an oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of oral contraceptives: the combined pill, which includes both oestrogen and progestogen, and the progestogen-only pill (POP), which lacks oestrogen. Cerazette falls into the category of progestogen-only pills. 

Containing a small amount of the progestogen hormone desogestrel, Cerazette primarily works by preventing sperm cells from entering the womb. Unlike most POPs, Cerazette distinguishes itself by consistently inhibiting the maturing of the egg cell. This unique mechanism makes Cerazette a highly effective contraceptive. 

In contrast to the combined pill, Cerazette is suitable for women who cannot tolerate oestrogen and those who are breastfeeding. 

What is Cerazette used for?

Cerazette is primarily used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It is a progestogen-only pill (POPs), distinguishing it from combined pills that contain both an oestrogen and a progestogen. Cerazette specifically contains a small amount of the progestogen desogestrel. 

Most progestogen-only pills primarily work by preventing sperm cells from entering the womb, but they may not consistently prevent the egg cell from ripening, which is the primary mechanism of action for combined pills. Cerazette stands out among most POPs as it typically inhibits the ripening of the egg cell, making it a highly effective contraceptive. 

An important feature of Cerazette is its suitability for women who cannot tolerate estrogens and those who are breastfeeding. This distinguishes it from combined pills, making it a viable option for a broader range of individuals. 

One potential disadvantage of Cerazette is the possibility of experiencing irregular vaginal bleeding during its use, however, some individuals may not experience any bleeding at all. It's essential when considering Cerazette to discuss your specific health needs and concerns with your healthcare provider to determine its suitability for your contraceptive needs. 

Who can and cannot take medicines containing Cerazette?

Cerazette is a hormonal contraceptive that, like other non-barrier contraceptives, does not provide protection against HIV or sexually transmitted diseases. It's important to consider your health conditions before considering Cerazette. 

Do not take Cerazette if you are allergic to desogestrel or any of its ingredients, have a history of thrombosis, jaundice, severe liver disease, or certain types of cancer influenced by sex-steroids. Unexplained vaginal bleeding is also a contraindication. 

Before starting Cerazette, consult with your healthcare provider if you have a history of breast cancer, liver cancer, thrombosis, diabetes, epilepsy, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, or chloasma. 

Regular breast checks are advised due to a slightly increased risk of breast cancer with pill use. However, this risk decreases after discontinuation. 

Thrombosis is a rare occurrence in progestogen-only pills like Cerazette compared to combined pills. If you do experience signs of thrombosis, seek immediate medical attention. 

Psychiatric disorders, including depression, have been reported. Contact your doctor if you notice mood changes or depressive symptoms. 

For adolescents under 18, there's limited clinical data, so alternative contraceptives might be considered. 

Cerazette can interact with other medications, potentially affecting its effectiveness. Inform your healthcare provider about any medications or herbal products you are taking. 

Pregnant individuals should not use Cerazette. While breastfeeding is generally acceptable, consult your doctor for personalised advice. 

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Do I take Cerazette each day?

You take one pill every day, with no break between packs of pills. You should aim to take it at the same time each day for optimal effectiveness. If you take it more than 12 hours late – it may not be effective. If you're sick (vomit) or have severe diarrhoea, you may not be protected from getting pregnant. Like all other oral contraceptives, Cerazette doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections. Condoms are also recommended if you’re with a new sexual partner or you and your current partner haven’t had a recent STI check.  

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