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Desogestrel 75mcg Tablets

Desogestrel 75mcg Tablets

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Desogestrel is an oestrogen-free contraceptive pill that contains just progesterone to prevent ovulation. Desogestrel gives you a 12 hours “missed-pill’ window, unlike traditional progesterone-only-pills (POP), which only gives you flexibility of up to 3 hours.

A supply can be made from Star pharmacy under a patient group direction, following a free consultation; simply fill in the questionnaire and our pharmacist will get back to you. If treatment is suitable for you, a supply can be made, otherwise a full refund will be issued.

 

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18 years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

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Description

What is Desogestrel and what is it used for?

Desogestrel is a type of contraceptive pill.

Desogestrel tablets are a POP — a progesterone-only pill — containing the synthetic hormone desogestrel, which stops the female body ovulating, to prevent pregnancy.

Desogestrel 75mcg tablets are taken every day without a break and can be taken up to 12 hours late and still continue to be effective as birth control. Desogestrel is a great contraceptive option for women who do not get on well with products containing oestrogen and by women who are breastfeeding.

Generic desogestrel 75mcg tablets are a non-branded version of common progesterone-only birth control pills such as Cerazette, Cerelle, Zelleta and Feanolla.

Progesterone-only pills or POPs are sometimes called the “mini-pill”.

A supply can be made, under a patient group direction, following a free consultation; simply fill in the questionnaire and our pharmacist will get back to you. If treatment is suitable for you, a supply can be made, otherwise a full refund will be issued.

What does Desogestrel do?

Desogestrel is a synthetic form of the female sex hormone, progesterone.
It is a relatively new form of contraceptive which works similarly to old forms of POP by thickening the cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to pass through the uterus to fertilise an egg.
In addition, new forms of POP such as desogestrel prevent the egg from being able to ripen, which stops most women from ovulating as the egg is unable to be released by the ovary.

Periods & bleeding on Desogestrel

Most women, who take Desogestrel or any other POP, will experience changes to their periods. These changes can vary from person to person, but usually your menstrual cycle will settle within the first few months. It is not uncommon for some women to experience no monthly period while taking Desogestrel.

If you continue to experience constant bleeding, spotting or irregular bleeding after the first few months of taking desogestrel, or you are concerned, you should speak to a doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice.

Is Desogestrel the same as Cerazette?

There isn’t really any difference between desogestrel and cerazette.
Cerazette is a branded version of the progesterone-only-pill, desogestrel. desogestrel and cerazette both only contain the active ingredient desogestrel 75 micrograms, and work in the same way to prevent ovulation and pregnancy.

Cerazette was the first POP containing solely desogestrel. However, the patent on this pill has now expired and many pharmaceutical companies are able to make generic desogestrel 75mcg tablets.

There are quite a few different progestogen-only pill brands, but they are all essentially the same.
Desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol (combined oral contraceptive)
Desogestrel is a contraceptive pill that contains only a synthetic version of the sex hormone, progesterone. This type of one-hormone oral birth control is called a progesterone-only pill or POP.

It is also possible to get combined oral contraceptive pills that contain both desogestrel (a synthetic version of naturally-made progesterone), and a form of the sex hormone oestrogen, called ethinylestradiol.
There are a few different types of desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol pills, such as Mercilon.
Desogestrel can be purchased from Star Pharmacy, following a simple medical questionnaire. Our qualified pharmacist will review your order and get back to you.  If treatment is suitable for you, a supply can be made. However, if you are not eligible a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

Desogestrel vs combined oral contraceptives (& other alternatives)

It’s hard to directly compare progesterone-only pills like Desogestrel and combined hormonal contraceptives, because everyone has different experiences with hormonal birth control. However, many women who are prescribed Desogestrel have positive experiences and don’t experience side effects.
There are many different types of contraception available, including both oral birth control and other methods.

Some alternative methods of contraception are:

The combined pill (with varying hormone types and strengths)
Other progesterone-only pills (with different synthetic progesterone used, and different strengths to Desogestrel)
The implant
Injection
Barrier contraceptives ie condoms
Intrauterine devices (IUD) — the copper coil
Intrauterine system (IUS) — a hormonal coil
Vaginal rings
Emergency contraception (not for regular use)
Not all options are suitable for everyone. If you aren’t sure about the benefits and potential negatives of each contraceptive method, it is a good idea to speak to your doctor about which would be best for you.

 

Additional information
Suitable for age:

18 years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

Yes

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