Cerelle

Cerelle
  • Cerelle

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Cerelle

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  • Medication features

    Mini Pill
    • Oral hormonal contraceptive
    • Regular medication for the purpose of birth control 
    • Various alternatives available
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    Registered UK Pharmacy Number 1039428

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Overview

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Key Facts about Cerelle Pill

  • The mini pill doesn't require you to take breaks like the combined pill
  • Cerelle only protects you from getting pregnant 
  • The treatment is taken every day continuously to enhance its effectiveness 
  • The Desogestrel pill should be taken within 12 hours of the time you always take your medicine
  • The generic mini pill is suitable for people who smoke and those who have attained the age of 35 years and above 
  • It's a contraceptive treatment that contains progesterone hormone only 
  • It's easy to use 
    It can be used by breastfeeding women 

What is Cerelle Pill, and What is Cerelle Pill Used For?

Cerelle is a progesterone-only contraceptive pill also known as a mini pill, used by women to prevent pregnancy.

The Cerelle pill is 99% effective for women who can't take combined pills. It's also a once-a-day contraceptive pill recommended for sexually active women.

The mini pill contains an active ingredient known as desogestrel. Desogestrel hormone works like the progesterone hormone.

How to take the Cerelle mini pill

The progesterone-only pill should be taken at the same time every day to enhance its effectiveness. The cereal pill treatment is packed with 28 pills, therefore you should swallow one pill every day with a glass of water.

You should start another stripe of pills after 28 days. Mini pills should be taken within 12 12-hour periods. If you happen to forget to take your dose, take it immediately and then take the next dose same time the following day.

How effective is Cerelle?

Cerelle is effective when you start using it between 1 to 5th days of your periods. At this period cereal will be 99% effective and protect you from getting pregnant.

Mini pills will not be effective if you vomit once you take them. You should use a condom to protect you from getting pregnant.

How Does Cerelle Work?

The man-made progesterone hormone (Desogestrel) works in 3 ways:

  • Prevents ovulation. Desogestrel works by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg.
  • Desogestrel thickens the mucus at your cervix to prevent sperm penetration. When the sperm fails to penetrate through the cervix fertilization cannot take place.
  • Desogestrel makes the lining of your uterus thinner to prevent implantation of the fertilized egg.

Cerelle cannot protect you from getting Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STI).To avoid getting STIs you must use protective contraceptive measures such as condoms.

Cerelle only works to protect you from getting pregnant. For Cerelle to work effectively you must take it as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

If you vomit or miss a dose of the treatment, it may reduce the effectiveness of Cerelle medication.

Cerelle and Periods

During the first few months of taking Cerelle Pill, you may experience irregular bleeding, spotting, or no bleeding at all. This is common and only takes place for a short while.

If you are still worried about your irregular periods, visit your healthcare provider for further advice or a change of treatment.

Cerelle and Weight Gain

Most contraceptives cause weight gain. Taking Cerelle can increase your weight too. If you are having a problem with weight gain then you should consult your GP. There are a variety of contraceptive pills that you can choose from other than Cerelle.

Cerelle and Pregnancy

You should not take Cerelle if you are pregnant or you think you are pregnant. If you happen to take Cerelle while pregnant talk to your GP for advice.

Cerelle Patient Leaflet

Author
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518

 

Directions

Who Should Not Take Cerelle Contraceptive Pill?

You should not take the Mini pill if you are:

  • Pregnant 
  • Allergic to Cerelle pill ingredients
  • Taking epilepsy medications 
  • Having breast cancer 
  • Having heart disease 
  • Having liver disease 
  • Having vaginal bleeding after sex

FAQ

  • How effective is the pill?

    The combined pill (contains oestrogen and progesterone) is 99.9% effective when taken correctly. The progesterone only pill is 95% effective when taken correctly.

  • What are the benefits of oral contraception?

    Benefits include:

    • Easy and convenient contraceptive method.
    • Highly effective in preventing pregnancy.
    • Lighter periods and also less cramping, bloating, and irritability that are often associated with normal menstruation.
    • Does not interfere with sexual intercourse.
    • May provide some protection from pelvic inflammatory disease which, if left untreated, can lead to infertility.
    • Clear up hormonal acne.
  • What other contraceptive choices are there?

    There are many different types of contraception available other than the contraceptive pill. These include:

    • The implant
    • A progesterone only injection
    • Contraceptive patches
    • Inter-uterine Devices (IUD)
    • Vaginal rings
    • Condoms
    • Dams
    • Caps
  • If I am on the pill, does my partner need to use a condom?

    In terms of preventing pregnancy, a condom would not be required. However, condoms should be worn during sexual intercourse to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are the only way to prevent transmission of STDs.

  • Who should not use the contraceptive pill?

    You should not take the contraceptive pill if:

    • You have a history of blood clots
    • You have ever had breast cancer
    • You are pregnant
    • You have a history of heart problems
    • You may also potentially have to avoid oral contraception if you smoke, due to the risk of developing a blood clot.
  • Does the pill prevent STDs?

    No. Only condoms prevent STDs. You are still susceptible to STDs if you are having sex without a condom whilst taking the pill.

  • Do I need to take emergency contraception if I have sex when I have forgotten to take my pill?

    This will depend on:

    • the type of contraceptive pill you are taking
    • how many pills you have missed
    • what stage of your cycle you are currently in

    Emergency contraception may not always be necessary in this case.

  • Do I need to take the pill at the same time every day?

    For combined contraceptive pills it does not matter at what time you take the pill, although you should aim to do this at a regular time every day, and missing one pill will not necessarily mean you are not covered.

    For progesterone only (mini pills), they need to be taken at the same time each day or within 3 hours of that time (12 hours for Cerazette). Missing a tablet or not taking it at the right time may lead to bleeding or lack of contraceptive cover.

  • Is it safe to stay on the pill for long periods of time?

    Yes, for certain people. Medical evidence suggests that in women who don’t smoke, do not have high blood pressure and are not overweight, it is perfectly safe to continue taking the contraceptive pill up until they are 45.

  • How should I store Cerelle pils?

    You should store Cerelle pill packs away from light, water, and children. Also, ensure that you use it the first month of buying it.

  • What does Cerelle pills look like?

    Progesterone-only pills are white.

  • What happens if I miss the pill?

    If you are less than 12 hours late, take your pill immediately at the time you have remembered. If 12 hours have already passed before taking your pill, the effectiveness of the treatment may be affected.

  • Where can I buy Cerelle pills online?

    You can visit Ashcroft Pharmacy for affordable mini pills.

  • Which is the best contraceptive pill?

    There are many contraceptive pills available in pharmacies. Contraceptives work differently for everyone depending on individual factors such as health history, lifestyle, and personal preferences. The best contraceptive pill is the one that works for you without complicated side effects.

    It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider to discuss which contraceptive pill may be the most suitable option for you. They can consider your specific needs and help you make an informed decision.

  • Can I switch to a different pill while I am taking Cerelle?

    If the Cerelle pill is not working for you, you can switch to another treatment only after consulting your doctor.

  • After how long should I get pregnant after I stop taking the pill?

    Cerelle pills do not affect your fertility in the long term. You should get pregnant after a short while when you stop taking the contraceptive pill.

  • Can I take antibiotics while on the pill?

    Antibiotics do not affect the pill. However, some antibiotics cause indirect effects on the pill, whereby you may experience vomiting. Consult your doctor if you are under any antibiotics.

Side Effects

Side effects of oral contraception

Side effects can often occur with oral contraception, but most of the time these effects are mild and go away with continued use of the pill. The most common side effect of the Mini pill is irregular periods.

There are some other side effects that you may experience while taking the Cerrelle contraceptive pill. These side effects include:

  • Headaches 
  • Mood swings 
  • Nausea 
  • Sensitive breasts (Sore, swollen breasts)
  • Acne vulgaris 
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Spotting between periods

Uncommon side effects of Cerelle.

It becomes easier to manage the uncommon side effects of Cerelle after taking the treatment for the first 3 months however, if the side effects fail to disappear or intensify talk to your pharmacist.

The uncommon mini-pill side effects include

  • Vomiting 
  • Fatigue 
  • Hair loss
  • Infections in the vagina 
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Experiencing pain during periods 

With more severe side effects, you should stop taking the pill and consult your doctor. These include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Swelling or aching in the legs

Very rare side effects of Cerelle.

Always talk to your doctor immediately when you experience any of the following side effects.

  • Rashes 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Inflammation of the face and tongue 
  • Blood clots 

When any of the side effects get severe talk to your healthcare provider for a check-up. The Cerelle pill pack sold at our pharmacy comes along with a Patient leaflet. Ensure to check possible side effects before taking the treatment.

 

Information

About oral contraception

Oral contraception, also known as ‘the pill’ is a tablet taken by women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of the pill, which use synthetic hormones, such as oestrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. This can be in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. They stop ovulation, so an egg is not released from the ovaries.
  2. They thicken a woman’s cervical mucus, making it harder for the sperm to reach the egg.
  3. They make a woman's womb inhospitable to stop a fertilised egg from attaching to the lining of the uterus.

Oral contraceptive pills are normally taken once daily at the same time each day. For the pill to have maximum effect, it must be taken at the same time each day. This is particularly important for certain contraceptive pills, which must be taken in a 3 hour window for them to be effective at all.

Most contraceptive pills involve a 21 day period of taking the pill, followed by a 7 day break. Whereas others are taken continuously.

You should never take a contraceptive pill that has not been prescribed for you by your doctor, and you must have a pill review at least once a year, which includes a blood pressure test.

Here at Ashcroft Pharmacy, we are able to supply repeat oral contraception to women that have had the same contraception previously prescribed for them.

Benefits of oral contraception include:

  • Easy and convenient contraceptive method.
  • Highly effective in preventing pregnancy.
  • Lighter periods and also less cramping, bloating, and irritability that are often associated with normal menstruation.
  • Does not interfere with sexual intercourse.
  • May provide some protection from pelvic inflammatory disease which, if left untreated, can lead to infertility.
  • Clear up hormonal acne.

There are 5 types of oral contraception:

  1. Monophasic 21-day contraceptive pills - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break, then the cycle starts again.
  2. Monophasic 28-day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken continuously. The first 21 days will be an ‘active’ pill, and the last 7 days are ‘inactive’ pills. You will take tablets for 28 days, then you should start a new pack for another 28 days.
  3. Phasic 21 day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day break, then the cycle starts again. These contain different levels of each hormone depending on which day's pill you are taking.
  4. Phasic 28-day preparations - They contain oestrogen and progesterone. They are taken continuously. The first 21 days will be an ‘active’ pill, and the last 7 days are ‘inactive’ pills. You will take tablets for 28 days, then you should start a new pack for another 28 days.These contain different levels of each hormone depending on which day's pill you are taking.
  5. Progesterone-only pill - They contain progesterone only. These pills must be taken continuously everyday at the same time within a 3 hour window each day. Each pack contains 28 tablets, and each new pack should be taken back to back.

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