Call 0203 808 0064 | Mon - Fri 8am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm
Coronavirus: Advice and Guidance | Changes to delivery times

3 month pack of the contraceptive pill Cerazette

Delivery options

Delivery method Cost Estimated delivery

You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.

Cerazette

from

3 month pack of the contraceptive pill Cerazette
Cerazette is a progesterone-only contraceptive pill. 

Order new or repeat courses of Cerazette online - our service is fast, discreet and confidential.

To place your order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

3 Month Course - Start Order

6 Month Course - Start Order

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment.


Cerazette - three month £27.50
Cerazette - six month £40.00

Prices include prescription and delivery.

In a hurry? Choose Click and Collect and pick up your order after just 4 hours from a Superdrug Pharmacy.

Delivery options

Delivery method Cost Estimated delivery

You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.

Order Cerazette online
Cerazette is a type of mini pill. It contains a hormone called desogestrel, a lab-made version of progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone which is made naturally in the body and plays a key role in a woman’s periods and in pregnancy.
If you do not want to make a face-to-face appointment, you can get Cerazette online through Superdrug’s Online Doctor service. You need to be over 16 and under 55 years old, female and in need of contraception. Just follow these steps:

  1. Fill out our short questionnaire about your general health, your lifestyle, and your contraception needs. This should only take a few minutes to complete.
  2. A doctor will review your questionnaire to see if Cerazette is suitable and safe for you to take.
  3. If Cerazette is right for you, your order will be delivered to your preferred address by post in discreet packaging. Or, you can choose to collect it from any Superdrug store, or your nearest post office.
You can also get Cerazette for free on the NHS. You can do this by seeing your usual GP, or by going to a sexual-health clinic.

You cannot buy Cerazette from a pharmacy. You need a prescription from a doctor to get it.
Cerazette works by:

  • Stopping your body from releasing eggs from the ovaries (ovulation).
  • Increasing the thickness of the fluid at the neck of the womb to make it more difficult for sperm to reach any eggs that are released.
  • Making the womb lining thinner, so it’s harder for any fertilised eggs to implant.
If it’s taken exactly as the instructions say, Cerazette is more than 99% effective. But, if it’s taken the way most people in real life take it (less than perfectly), it’s about 91% effective.

The time it takes for Cerazette to work to prevent pregnancy depends on where you are in your menstrual (period) cycle when you take your first pill:

  • If you have regular periods and take it within 5 days of starting a period, you’ll be protected straight away.
  • If you take it at any other time during your cycle, you will not be protected for the first 2 days and would need to use condoms if you have sex.
  • If you’ve just had a child, you need to take Cerazette within 21 days of birth to be protected straight away. If you start taking Cerazette after that, you will not be protected against pregnancy for 2 days and would need to use condoms if you have sex.
Cerazette will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so if this is a concern, you’ll need to take extra protection, like using a condom.
Stopping Cerazette
Your fertility will return and you will be at risk of pregnancy as soon as you stop taking Cerazette if you do not use another method of contraception.

You can expect your period to come back after 2 to 4 weeks. If your period has not come back within 4 weeks, it would be a good idea to take a pregnancy test.

When you come off Cerazette, you could notice some symptoms as the hormone levels in your body change. For example, if you had heavy periods or period pain before using Cerazette you may notice this returns on stopping.
You take one Cerazette pill daily. You should do this at around the same time every day. If you miss the right time, you should take the tablet within 12 hours of your usual time.

Swallow the Cerazette pill whole with water. Don’t chew or crush the tablets.

The best time to start Cerazette is on the day your period starts. You’re protected straight away if you start taking it within the first 5 days of your period starting.

If you start at any other time, including after taking a levonorgestrel morning after pill (for example Levonelle or Ezinelle), you should use an additional type of contraception for 2 days.

If you start taking Cerazette after taking an ellaOne morning after pill, you should start on the 6th day after taking it and use condoms during this time, and for 2 days after starting Cerazette.

The blister pack has the days of the week printed on the back and arrows to show you the order in which to take the pills. You should start the pack on the top row with the correct day of the week and follow the arrows.

There are 28 pills in a pack. Do not take a break when you’ve finished the pack – you just start the next one the next day. You will not get a normal period while you’re taking Cerazette as it stops you from ovulating but you may get some spotting or irregular bleeding.
Missing a pill

Depending on the circumstances, there are different things you should do if you miss a pill.

If you’re sick or have diarrhoea 3 to 4 hours after taking your pill, you may not be protected against getting pregnant. Take another pill if you are still within the 12 hour timeframe for taking your pill and, providing you don’t have diarrhoea or vomiting again, you will be protected from pregnancy.

Otherwise, keep taking your pill at the same time every day, and use an additional form of barrier contraception for the first 2 days when you have managed to take the pill without vomiting or diarrhoea. If you had sex without a condom in the 7 days before you had vomiting or diarrhoea you may need emergency contraception as sperm can live for up to 7 days in your vagina.
Superdrug Online Doctor customers rated Cerazette as excellent on Trustpilot. See below for our Customer Reviews.

For more reviews on Cerazette, check out The Lowdown.
If you suffer with painful periods Cerazette can help with these in some cases. Cerazette can also be taken by some women who cannot take a combined pill for medical reasons.
As with all medicines, there’s a chance that you might get side effects if you’re taking Cerazette. For a full list of potential side effects always read the patient information leaflet before starting the medication.

The most common side effects listed are:

  • Breast pain.
  • Low libido (sex drive).
  • Changes to your menstrual cycle.
  • Feeling sick (nausea).
  • Acne.
  • Headaches (though studies have not confirmed these side effects are caused by the mini pill).
If you get side effects when you start taking Cerazette, it can be worth continuing for a few weeks to see if things settle down. But if you’re still getting them after 3 months, or if you find that the side effects are troublesome, you should speak to a doctor. They can make sure there are no other causes for your symptoms and offer an alternative method of contraception.
Acne, weight gain and mood changes on Cerazette
Changes to hormone levels in your body while you’re taking Cerazette can cause acne. Though weight gain and mood changes are listed as potential common side effects by the manufacturer further studies have not proven that Cerazette causes these side effects.
Breast cancer and Cerazette
Though there is known to be a link between the combined pill and a small increased risk of breast cancer, studies have not been able to prove or disprove a similar link between the mini pill and breast cancer. Any increased risk would be expected to reduce with time after stopping Cerazette.
Does Cerazette stop periods?
As Cerazette stops you ovulating, you do stop having proper periods when you’re on it.

For most women, it does change how and when they bleed during the month but it’s difficult to predict how each person’s body will react. Some people bleed a small amount regularly (spotting) whilst others do not bleed at all, and some will have heavier or more frequent bleeding.

If you have problematic bleeding on Cerazette and it’s not improved after 3 months, you should see your doctor to make sure there’s not any other cause for this and to talk about other contraceptive methods.
Some medicines can stop Cerazette from working as it should. This includes:

  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy, such as carbamazepine, lamotrigine and phenytoin.
  • Some antibiotics, such as rifampicin.
  • Some over-the-counter tablets, such as St John’s Wort.
Tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medication before starting Cerazette and always check the patient information leaflet for a full list of interactions.

You should not take Cerazette if you:

  • Have or have had breast cancer.
  • Have or have had a stroke or heart disease while taking a mini pill.
  • Have abnormal vaginal bleeding that your doctor has not found a cause for.
  • Have liver tumours.
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Cerazette and alcohol
Alcohol does not affect the way Cerazette works, so it’s fine to drink in moderation while you’re taking it.
Cerazette and period delay
Some people find that they do not bleed when they’re on Cerazette. But, Cerazette is not a medication that is used to delay your period.

If you’re already taking Cerazette and wish to delay bleeding you may still be able to take period delay medication but should first discuss with your doctor if this is safe for you.
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2019). Combined Hormonal Contraception. [online] Available at: https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/combined-hormonal-contraception [accessed 20 December 2019].

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2019). Progestogen-only Pills. [online] Available at: https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/cec-ceu-guidance-pop-mar-2015 [accessed 20 December 2019].

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2019). UK MEC Summary Table Hormonal And Intrauterine Contraception. [online] Available at: https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/ukmec-2016-summary-sheets [accessed 20 December 2019].

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (2019). Cerazette 75 microgram film-coated tablet. [online] EMC. Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1698 [accessed 20 December 2019].
Customer reviews
Filter:
Overall:
5
5
5
5
5
4.9 Excellent

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 3rd Apr 2020
    Fast service, but slightly more expensive than alternative online doctor services

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 31st Mar 2020
    Very good

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 9th Feb 2020
    I am very happy with the product

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 28th Jan 2020
    Great service

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 27th Jan 2020
    Very efficient service

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 12th Jan 2020
    Good tables

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 29th Jul 2019
    Fantastic service. Couldn’t get an appt with my own dr in time and this service solved my problem. Quick and easy to use, quick response, easy to collect. Could save a lot of people a lot of hassle. Cost more than seeing my own dr (nhs) but way cheaper than going private which was my only other option given the timescale I was working to. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again.

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 11th Jul 2019
    All good..

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 9th Jul 2019
    Product was just as described and arrived fast lm very happy and have suggested my daughter use you as well and she has done

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 19th Apr 2019
    easy quick service very happy to buy from again and very fast delivery a great service all round

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 18th Oct 2018
    Fast service and fast delivery, more than happy!

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 8th Oct 2018
    Very easy to place an order by answering a few questions, you're kept up to date at each stage, and it was very quick delivery. Superb service in all fairness, especially when I was due to run out of the pill and I couldn't get an appointment to see the nurse until November! Highly recommend this service.

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 16th Nov 2017
    It was easy to order exactly what I wanted. Quick and easy

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 29th May 2017
    Quick and easy. Very pleased with the speed of service. Product was exactly what I needed!

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 29th Aug 2016
    i usually get my prescription free from my doctor but due to working away from home needed a quick delivery without a trip to the doc's surgery... Being able to order this online really helped!

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 16th May 2016
    Pleased with product and service

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 12th May 2016
    Great speedy service. A little expensive but convenient as a one off whilst I am in between doctors

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 10th May 2016
    Good and so easy to use, would recomend to anyone

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 30th Apr 2016
    It is a great way incase of emergencies to pick up your prescriptions when in a different country, quick and effective

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 28th Feb 2016
    Very easy to order online. The items came within 3 days of being ordered. Doctor looking over my order was thorough as I hadn't filled in my blood pressure question and sent an email to remind me to go to the pharmacy to get my blood pressure checked. Would definitely use the service again.

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 16th Feb 2016
    Easy to use, good customer service & speedy delivery, will use again.

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 7th Jan 2016
    Should have been made aware of Christmas delivery eta before ordering especially with something as important as contraception. Except for this service was great. Many thanks.

  • 5
    5
    5
    5
    5
    by , 29th Dec 2015
    I have used the product before and it has very few side effects.

There are currently no reviews with this rating.

23 reviews in total << >>