There are alternatives to Desomono if it is not suitable for you. We provide a range of different contraceptive pills, patches and vaginal rings. We also recommend using a form of barrier protection, like a condom, to prevent STIs while on the pill.
Desomono vs other progesterone only pills (POPs)
The main difference between Desemono and other pops is that some POPs only have a 3 hour window to take the pill, which means you need to take it within 3 hours of the same time the next day. Desomono has a 12 hour window so it gives you more time if you forget your pill. Desomono and other POPs that contain desogestrel are also more likely to stop you from releasing an egg each month so can be better at helping with period pain than other POPs.
We have a range of other POPs that contain a form of progestogen, which is either the same as Desomono or slightly different. They all work in a similar way to prevent pregnancy. The other POPs that Superdrug Online Doctor use include:
- Cerazette, which contains 75 micrograms of desogestrel
- Cerelle, which contains 75 micrograms of desogestrel
- Hana, which contains 75 micrograms of desogestrel and is also available over the counter
- Norgeston, which contains 30 micrograms of levonorgestrel
- Noriday, which contains 350 micrograms of norethisterone
Desomono vs other combined contraceptive pills
The combined oral contraceptive pill is different to Desomono, as it also contains an oestrogen, as well as a progestogen. Combined contraceptive pills are usually taken with a break between packs, which is when you have a bleed like a period. Like Desomono, one tablet should be taken at the same time each day to be most effective.
Some combined contraceptive pills have different levels of hormones for every week in the month, so they can mimic your natural menstrual cycle. This can lead to fewer side effects but can be more difficult to take. Some women find that combined pills help with heavier or painful periods or acne. They cannot be used if you cannot take oestrogen. You may not be suitable for the combined contraceptive pill if you are over 35 and smoke, have heart problems, are overweight, or have a family history of breast cancer.
It’s important to speak to a doctor before taking a combined pill to check if it’s suitable for you.
Some of the combined contraceptive pills that Superdrug Online Doctor use include:
For a full list of the contraceptive pills that we use, check our website or speak to one of our doctors.
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