Ethinylestradiol 35mcg / Norgestimate 250mcg
Take one tablet per day, for 21 days, then have a 7 day break allowing for a withdrawal bleed. There are 21 pills per pack.
usually makes periods regular, lighter and less painful
may help with premenstrual symptoms
reduces the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon
you are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking the combined pill in the first five days of your period
when you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal
there are safe ways to take the pill where you take packs back to back and bleed less often, read about these methods here
this type of combined pill can be taken to help reduce acne
this oestrogen dominant formulation of combined pill may be worth a try if you have experienced side effects such as oily hair, low mood, loss of libido or extra hair growth during the second half of your cycle when taking a progestogen dominant pill.
What users say
The first pill I was ever prescribed was Cilest, it definitely helped reduce my period pains. I've been on it ever since.
I have been on the pill for a while, I have taken cilest and microgynon. But I think I feel better when I take cilest, aparently they do have different balances of hormone in even tho they are both combined pills.
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