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Cerazette is a contraceptive which is prescribed to prevent pregnancy. Cerazette is called a mini-pill because it contains only one hormone instead of two – the progestogen hormone desogestrel. This contraceptive pill is suitable for women who react badly to combination pills which contain oestrogen. In addition, Cerazette is ideally suited for breast-feeding women.
Medically reviewed by Prof. Dr. O. Patho on December 17, 2018
Cerazette is used by women of child-bearing age who do not want to become pregnant. The contraceptive is especially popular with women who are hypersensitive to oestrogen. This hormone is used in most contraceptive pills, but not in the Cerazette mini-pill. The Cerazette pill contains only the progestogen hormone desogestrel.
Cerazette is also suitable for women who are breast-feeding. It does not change the quality of breast milk, nor does it pose a threat to the growth of the baby.
Provided it is used correctly, this mini-pill is as reliable as other contraceptive pills.
Cerazette is a contraceptive pill. The hormone desogestrel present in this medication helps prevent pregnancy in two different ways. First, it inhibits ovulation, which means no egg is released. Secondly, it causes the mucus accumulation in the cervix to become tougher. This provides extra protection by making it more difficult for sperm cells to penetrate. By preventing the meeting of egg and sperm cells, pregnancy is made impossible.
Cerazette should be taken daily at a fixed time. When started on the first day of menstruation, this pill offers immediate protection against unwanted pregnancy.
If you start taking the pill at a different point in the cycle, you are recommended to use an extra contraceptive, such as a condom, for the first week.
A doctor’s prescription is only necessary for the initial use of Cerazette.