Cerazette Tablet

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Cerazette Tablet is a medicine used as an oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy. It helps to prevent the release and fertilization of the egg by sperm. It is safe for most of women, including breastfeeding mothers.

Cerazette Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. If you missed your dose and you are late by 12 hours in taking the missed dose, in that case, you must use a condom while intercourse for a period of 2 days.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, weight gain, and acne. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Usually, it makes your menstrual cycle irregular, consult with your doctor if this occurs frequently.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had diabetes, unexplained vaginal bleeding, and have high blood pressure. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Generally, if you experience vomiting within 2 hours of dose intake, take another dose as soon as you feel better.

Uses of Cerazette Tablet

Benefits of Cerazette Tablet

In Contraception

Cerazette Tablet is a contraceptive medicine that stops you from getting pregnant in multiple ways. Firstly, it prevents an egg from being released from your ovaries. Secondly, it makes the fluid (mucus) in your cervix thicker, which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. Additionally, it prevents thickening of the lining of your womb, thereby making it unfavourable for an egg to grow in it. Cerazette Tablet is a reliable and safe method for contraception, if used correctly. It does not interrupt with sex and you can lead a normal routine life without any worries. Take it as directed by the doctor to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Cerazette Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cerazette

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Mood changes
  • Acne
  • Breast pain

How to use Cerazette Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cerazette Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cerazette Tablet works

Cerazette Tablet is a progestin (female hormone). It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing the fertilization of the egg by sperm. It may also work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) and increasing the thickness of cervical mucus to prevent pregnancy.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cerazette Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Cerazette Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
Cerazette Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Cerazette Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Cerazette Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Cerazette Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cerazette Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cerazette Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Cerazette Tablet helps prevent pregnancy.
  • It is more than 99% effective, if taken correctly.
  • Take it continuously at the same time everyday with no break between pack of pills.
  • Unlike other combined oral contraceptives, it can also be taken by women who smoke, are over 35 yrs of age or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are more than 12 hours late in taking a pill you will not be protected against pregnancy. Use other contraceptive methods such as condoms for the next two days.
  • If you vomit within 2 hours of taking Cerazette Tablet, take another pill as soon as you feel well.
  • It may stop your periods or make them lighter, irregular or more frequent. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe headache, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Progesterone Congeners
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Progestins (Third generation)

Patient concerns

Contraception and birth control
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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I want to ask about better contraception
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copper t, ocp, condom all r good. its upto u to choose

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Q. What is Cerazette Tablet and what is it used for?

Cerazette Tablet is “progesterone only” oral contraceptive pill. Progesterone only pills contain the hormone progesterone, but don't contain estrogen. Cerazette Tablet contains Desogestrel, which is used to prevent pregnancy.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Cerazette Tablet?

Take this medicine as per your doctor's advice. Take your tablet at about the same time everyday, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. Should I give a break after finishing my pack of Cerazette Tablet pills?

When you finish a pack, start the next pack straight away without having a break. You may have lighter, normal or no periods while taking Cerazette Tablet. Continue taking Cerazette Tablet without waiting for your next period.

Q. How effective is this pill?

Cerazette Tablet is more than 99% effective when taken correctly. This means fewer than 1 woman in 100 who uses the progestogen-only pill as contraception will get pregnant in 1 year. However, missing pills, vomiting, and diarrhoea can make it less effective.

Q. What if I forget to take Cerazette Tablet?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and continue the usual dosing schedule. However, if the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you may not be totally protected against pregnancy. Use a non-hormonal method of contraception such as condoms, at least for the next 7 days, to prevent pregnancy. Frequent missing of doses may lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding or spotting (blood stain). Consult your doctor, if this persists.

Q. What if I vomit after taking Cerazette Tablet?

If you vomit within 3-4 hours of taking Cerazette Tablet tablet, then it is considered as a missed dose. So, you should take another dose.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Cerazette Tablet?

You may experience irregular vaginal bleeding while taking Cerazette Tablet. Other common side effects include headache, nausea (feeling sick), acne, depression (sad mood), and breast pain. Most of them are temporary, if these persist consult with your doctor.

Q. What are the advantages of using Cerazette Tablet (progesterone-only pill) over combined oral contraceptive pills?

The progesterone only pill can also be used by those women who are lactating. With progesterone-only pills, you would stay away from the side effects of estrogen, which are usually associated with combined oral contraceptive pills.

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