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Cerelle mini pill

Cerelle contraceptive pill
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Cerelle is a good option for women looking for an effective mini pill or POP (progesterone-only pill) who are over the age of 35 and who smoke.

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Information on Cerelle

Cerelle is a progestogen-only pill, known sometimes as POP or the mini pill. The main action of POPs which contain desogestrel, like Cerelle, is to stop your ovaries releasing an egg. 

All POPs work to thicken the mucus in the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to move through and reach an egg. They also make the lining of your womb thinner, so it’s less likely for an egg to be able to implant.

How to take Cerelle

1 Cerelle pill should be taken at the same time every day. The packs should be taken back to back without a break, meaning many women won’t experience a period whilst on Cerelle. This is not a cause for concern.

Cerelle offers a 12 hour window in which it can be taken if you do forget to take your pill. It’s important to take the missed pill as soon as you remember, and then continue taking your next pill at the same time as usual. This may result in taking 2 pills in one day. If you wait longer than 12 hours after your missed pill, you will not be protected.

How effective is Cerelle?

Cerelle can be up to 99% effective when taken as instructed. You will be immediately protected against pregnancy if you start taking Cerelle on days 1-5 of your period.

Cerelle may be less effective if you are experiencing vomiting or diarrohea. If this happens, it’s important to use a condom for the duration of your illness to ensure you are fully protected.

Is Cerelle prescription only?

Yes, Cerelle can only be purchased after you’ve had a consultation with a registered clinician who can provide you with a prescription if appropriate. You should never attempt to buy a contraceptive pill from an unregulated website without a consultation. Visit Online Doctor today for your contraception consultation.

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Cerelle frequently asked questions

  • Does Cerelle stop periods?

    Cerelle is taken every day without a break, meaning some women may find their periods stop altogether. Others may just experience a lighter period, or periods with less frequency.

  • How to stop bleeding on Cerelle?

    Not everyone will stop their periods altogether whilst taking Cerelle. Spotting whilst on the pill is not uncommon. One way to avoid bleeding on Cerelle is to take the pill at the same time every day.

  • Is Cerelle the same as Cerazette?

    Yes, Cerelle is the generic version of Cerazette. They contain the same active ingredients and work in the same way.

  • Does Cerelle cause weight gain?

    There is no scientific evidence that Cerelle leads to weight gain. Normal weight fluctuations are normal in women during their cycles due to fluid retention.