Cerelle (Desogestrel) is a contraceptive pill. It is sometimes known as the ‘mini pill’ or the progesterone only pill. Cerelle tablets are a highly effective form of regular contraception if taken correctly. Buy Cerelle tablets online now from e-Surgery.

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What is Cerelle?

Cerelle is a contraceptive pill which prevents you from getting pregnant. Progestogen- only pills such as Cerelle do not protect you from sexually- transmitted infections (STIs), only condoms can help do this. Cerelle contains a small amount of one type of female sex hormone, the progestogen, desogestrel. 

How do you take Cerelle?

You should take one Cerelle tablet each day and should take a pill whole with water at the same time each day. 

The Cerelle packet is marked with the day of the week, you should follow the arrow until the strip is empty (28 days). Following this, you should start a new pack the next day. 

Side effects?

As with any form of medication, Cerelle has side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Cerelle.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Cerelle: 

  • Mood swings 
  • Decreased sexual drive 
  • Depression 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Acne 
  • Breast pain 
  • Irregular/no menstruation 
  • Increased body weight 

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Cerelle. 

Interactions with alcohol and food?

There is no interaction between alcohol and Cerelle 

There is no interaction between food products and Cerelle. 

Any interactions with other drugs?

DO NOT take Cerelle if you are taking 

  • St. John’s Wort  
  • Enzyme inducing medicinal products  

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Cerelle?

You should not take Cerelle if: 

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients 
  • You have thrombosis 
  • You have or have had jaundice or severe liver disease 
  • You are suspected of having cancer 
  • You have unexplained vaginal bleeding 

Why should I take Cerelle?

The contraceptive pill prevents unwanted pregnancy. Cerelle is a progesterone only pill which means that Cerelle does not contain oestrogen. This may be better for you if you’ve had issues with the combined pill in the past.  

Additional information


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