Progestogen only pill
Take one pill every day within the same 12 hour window, do not take a break between packs. There are 28 pills per pack.
periods may be irregular, become less frequent or stop altogether or become lighter or heavier
may help with premenstrual symptoms or painful periods
suitable for those who can’t take oestrogen or the combined pill
you don’t have to prepare for or interrupt sex
you are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking it on the first day of your period
when you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal
this pill must be taken within the same 12 hour period each day to be effective (unlike other mini pills which must be taken within the same 3 hour period each day).
What users say
I take a desogestrel pill and have been for 6 months. I also take medication for anxiety, when I wasnt on the pill and was on my period - I could get extremely anxious which was hard for me and people close to me to deal with. So I think the pill really helps me manage my anxiety.
it took me a while to get used to the idea of not having periods but now (after 7 yrs on Cerazette) Ive totally forgotten what its like to have them!!
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