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Desogestrel is a progesterone-only contraceptive pill that allows a 12-hour missed-pill window. This pill is preferred to traditional progesterone-only pills because it gives an extra 9 hours of flexibility to take your pill.
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What is Desogestrel?

Desogestrel tablets contain Desogestrel, a synthetic analogue to the female reproductive hormone progesterone. It is, therefore, a progesterone-only pill used for contraception. It is a good contraceptive option for women who are breastfeeding or are not comfortable with the oestrogen in the combined pills. 

How does it work?

Although it is a novel contraceptive, it works similarly to the old contraceptives. The hormone prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation and thickening of the cervical mucus.

Is Desogestrel suitable for me?

These ''mini-pills" are suitable for adult women of reproductive age who want contraception without the side effects of the combined pills. Consult the gynaecologist before using it if you have any reproductive health issues. 

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. The common side effects are;

  • Weight gain
  • Bleeding
  • No or irregular periods
  • Mood swings
  • Acne
  • Low libido
  • Tender and painful breasts
  • Leakage or secretion from breasts
  • Rare allergic reactions can also occur, causing symptoms, e.g., hives, swelling of the face, tongue, and pharynx, difficulty swallowing, and difficulty breathing.

For more details about side effects, consult the patent leaflet.

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention


The commonly used dosage guidelines for Desogestrel tablets.

  • Each pill contains 75mcg of Desogestrel. For contraception, you need to take one tablet regularly without any breaks. It is also effective as late as 12 hours in contrast to other minipills, a safety window of just 3 hours. 

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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


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How effective are the Desogestrel Tablets?

These tablets offer remarkable efficacy. The accuracy is more than 99% for correct use, while it is still 92% for regular use.

Do the Desogestrel Tablets protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

No. These tablets are just for contraception and don't offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases. You still need to practice safe sex precautions.

Can I order Desogestrel tablets online?

Yes, it is available online. Most contraceptives are available over the counter in the UK. You need to fill out a consultation form to proceed.

Can these pills disrupt regular periods?

One of the side effects of these pills is the disruption of periods. This issue is common because it prevents the egg's maturation.

At what time should I take the Desogestrel Tablets?

It would be best if you took pills simultaneously every day.

Is the Desogestrel the same as the Cerazette?

Yes. Both tablets have the same active drug. However, the cost may be different and results may differ for each individual.

What alternatives are available for me?

If you are allergic to it or are not going to use it due to any reason, you can go for other options, e.g., 

Vaginal ring

The copper coil (IUD)

The hormonal coil (IUS)

Barrier contraceptives (e.g., male condoms)

The implants

Combined pills

Consult the Doctor before going for these options.

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