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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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Desogestrel as a Contraception
Desogestrel tablets contain Desogestrel, a synthetic analogue to the female reproductive hormone progesterone. It is a progesterone-only pill used for contraception and can be up to 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken correctly.
Progesterone-only pills are a suitable alternative for people who cannot take oestrogen, such as when breastfeeding.
What is Desogestrel and how does it work?
Desogestrel is a synthetic hormone that can thicken the cervical mucus and sometimes also prevent an egg from ripening. This makes it more difficult for sperm to penetrate the womb and prevent an egg from releasing.
Is Desogestrel right for me?
If you are looking for an effective oral contraceptive, Desogestrel may be right for you. However, it may not be suitable for you if you have the following:
- If you are allergic to desogestrel or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have thrombosis
- If you have ever had a blood clot or are at risk of a blood clot
- If you have severe heart, liver or kidney problems
- If you are suspected of having breast cancer
- If you have unexplained bleeding from the vagina
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects of Desogestrel. However, these do not always occur and are mostly mild in nature. But if you experience any prolonged or worrying side effects of Desogestrel, please discontinue the medication immediately and consult your doctor.
Common side effects include:
- Mood altered,
- Decreased sexual drive,
- Breast pain,
- Irregular or no menstruation,
- Weight gain.
Desogestrel Patient Leaflet
How to take Desogestrel?
Always take Desogestrel exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist.
- Take 1 Desogestrel tablet every day at the same time
- Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week
- Follow the directions of the arrows on the strip and take a pill every day until you have finished the pack. Each pack contains 28 tablets.
- Do not take a break between packs
- It can be taken with or without food, if necessary with a small amount of water
- Do not use Desogestrel if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant
- Ask your doctor if you are breastfeeding and want to use Desogestrel.
Warnings and Precautions
Desogestrel may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs.
Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications:
- Epilepsy (e.g. primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, felbamate, topiramate and phenobarbital);
- tuberculosis (e.g. rifampicin, rifabutin);
- HIV infections (e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, efavirenz);
- Hepatitis C virus infection (e.g. boceprevir, telaprevir);
- or other infectious diseases (e.g. griseofulvin);
- high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs (bosentan);
- depressive moods (the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort);
- macrolide antibiotics (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin);
- fungal infections (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole);
- high blood pressure (hypertension), angina, or certain heart rhythm disorders (e.g. diltiazem).
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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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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Desogestrel Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Desogestrel online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Desogestrel online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Desogestrel and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Desogestrel online?
You can buy Desogestrel by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Desogestrel you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Desogestrel on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Desogestrel on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Desogestrel from the NHS.
Can you get Desogestrel over the counter?
No, you can’t get Desogestrel over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Desogestrel is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Desogestrel online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Desogestrel.
Is Desogestrel safe?
If you have been prescribed Desogestrel then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Desogestrel then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Desogestrel?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Desogestrel from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Desogestrel, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Desogestrel from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Desogestrel, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Desogestrel from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Desogestrel, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Desogestrel take to work?
The time it takes for a Desogestrel to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Desogestrel may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Desogestrel?
The effectiveness of Desogestrel can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Desogestrel?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Desogestrel.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Desogestrel in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Desogestrel in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Desogestrel is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Desogestrel?
You can buy Desogestrel online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Desogestrel users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Desogestrel at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Desogestrel head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Desogestrel from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Desogestrel from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Desogestrel cost?
The costs of Desogestrel are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
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.