About Cerazette Tablet:
Cerazette tablets contain the active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.
Desogestrel works as a contraceptive primarily by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). It also acts by increasing the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, making it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb. By preventing sperm entering the womb, successful fertilisation of any eggs that are released is less likely.
Desogestrel also acts to change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium). This prevents the successful implantation of any fertilised eggs onto the wall of the womb, thereby preventing pregnancy.
What Are The Side Effects Of Cerazette Tablet?
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Common (affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 women)
- Changes in menstrual bleeding, eg irregular bleeding or sometimes stopping of bleeding.
- Mood changes, including depression.
- Decreased sex drive.
- Breast tenderness.
- Weight gain.
Uncommon (affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 women)
- Vaginal infection.
- Hair loss.
- Cysts on the ovaries.
- Painful periods.
Rare (affect between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000 women)
- Rash or hives.
- Ectopic pregnancy - see important information section above.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you want any more information about the possible side effects of this medicine.