What is Cerelle?
Cerelle is a so-called mini-pill; a contraceptive pill based on only one kind of hormone. The active substance in Cerelle is desogestrel. This progestin hormone ensures that a pregnancy cannot occur. The mini-pill is a reliable contraceptive if used correctly. You can order Cerelle online through the pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
The active substance in Cerelle changes the composition of the lining of the cervix. Sperm cells can therefore not reach the uterus. It also prevents maturation of the oocyte. The chance of a pregnancy is thus brought down to zero. Cerelle contains only a progestogen and is suitable for women who cannot use birth control pills with estrogen. This contraceptive pill may also be used by women who are breastfeeding.
How to use Cerelle?
You can order Cerelle online through the partner pharmacies in packages of three strips. Each strip contains 28 pills. You take a pill every day. Once the strip is empty, you start a new strip. There is no stop week. Therefore, there will also be no regular withdrawal bleeding. In the beginning, your periods may be irregular. After a few months the lapses of time between bleedings keep getting longer or stop altogether. This is absolutely normal and is no cause for worries.
If possible take Cerelle at a fixed time and make sure that the time between the intakes of two pills does not exceed 36 hours. The pill is most reliable if you follow these instructions. If you forget to take a pill or if you suffer from watery diarrhea or vomiting, reliability cannot be ensured anymore. You can read more information about the use of Cerelle in the patient leaflet.
The dosage instructions for Cerelle are:
- Women aged 18 and above: 1 tablet once daily at a fixed time.
The contraceptive pill is not recommended for women younger than 18 years. Read the instructions before use.
Cerelle can sometimes cause side effects. You could (especially in the beginning) suffer from complaints such as:
- Irregular bleeding;
- Swollen or painful breasts;
- Weight gain.
Please consult a physician if you suffer a lot from side effects or if these persist for a longer period of time. Read the instructions before use: you will find all the necessary information about possible side effects.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Cerelle is not an appropriate method of contraception for everyone. Do not use this pill if you:
- are oversensitive to desogestrel or any of the excipients used;
- have or had breast cancer;
- suffer or have suffered from a cancer that is sensitive to hormones;
- suffer or have suffered from jaundice or other serious liver disorders;
- have Thrombosis;
- experience unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Do you suffer from any other health problems or do you use further medication? Report it to a doctor. He or she can tell you whether you can safely use Cerelle.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Cerelle should not be used by pregnant women. You can use Cerelle or if you are breastfeeding.
The contraceptive pill does not affect your ability to drive.
There is no warning for the combination of Cerelle with liquor.