Cerazette® tablets are progestogen-only pills, used for the prevention of pregnancy.
Common side effects include:
Other possible side effects include weight changes, change in mood such as mood swings or low mood and decreased sexual drive.
Most of these side effects will get better or go away as your body gets used to the medication.
Inform your doctor if the side effects above become severe and bothersome.
Very rarely, this medication may cause:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you are seeing other healthcare professionals for any other medical conditions, inform them that you are taking this medication
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Furthermore, oral contraceptives may also change the effect of other medications.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time, even if that means taking two tablets in one day.
When Cerazette® is missed for 12 hours or more, a reliable supplementary non-hormonal contraceptive method such as condoms, should be used for the next 7 days.
**If you miss your period (especially when tablets are missed), consult your doctor to determine if you are pregnant before continuing to take the next cycle of contraceptives.
Each strip is sealed in a foil sachet.
Store the strip in the original sachet. Use within 1 month from the date of first opening of the sachet.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.