Progestogen only pill

Desogestrel 75mcg

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.

Emma, Leeds

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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