3 months supply of your current contraceptive pill for when you cannot get to your GP surgery.

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Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £0.00

Cerazette product information

Cerazette contains a type of hormone that is produced in your body: a progestogen called desogestrel. Cerazette helps to prevent the egg cell in your body from ripening, thus preventing pregnancy.

It can be used by women who cannot take combined oral contraceptive pills, or 'the pill', as it does not contain the other hormone available in the pill, which is oestrogen.

How to take

It is important to take Cerazette correctly so that it is effective. You should always take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.

There is day of the week marked on the blister strips. You should take the first tablet from the top row of the blister strips on your first day of bleeding which indicates the first day that your period starts. It should correspond to the day of the week that is printed on each tablet. Then, Take a tablet every day that is marked with the correct day of the week. You should take the tablets at about the same time every day to ensure that you are well protected. Each blister strip contains 28 tablets which is a 4-week supply.

If you are unable to start your first tablet on your first day of period, you may start to take it within 5 days of your period. You may need additional contraceptive measures, such as condom, for the first 7 days as you may not be protected. 
If you forget to take a tablet, you should take it as soon as possible and take the next tablet on the same time that you normally take it. However, if you miss the dose by more than 12 hours, you may not be protected and additional contraceptive measures, such as condom, should be considered for 7 days. 

If you vomit within 3-4 hours after taking Cerazette or experience severe diarrhoea, you may not be well protected as absorption of the drug can be affected. You should take another dose and continue with your tablets as usual.


Side effects of Brevinor

Like all medicines, Cerazette can cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Some common side effects associated are mood changes, nausea, headache and irregular vaginal bleeding. These side effects are usually mild but if you are concerned about them, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more advice.
Progestogen only pills, such as Cerazette, are occasionally associated with the risk of blood clots, but the risk is generally lower than those who take combined oral contraceptive pills. If you experience symptoms such as swelling or tenderness in stomach, coughing up blood, pain in chest, painful veins in legs or sudden unexplained headache, you should stop taking it and seek urgent medical advice.
There is also a small risk of breast cancer associated with combined oral contraceptives. However, it is shown that if women stop taking the pill, 10 years later the risk will be the same for women who do not take the pill. Progestogen only pills like Cerazette may carry the same risk but the effects are inconclusive. 
For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet attached below.


During a consultation with Medicinesbymailbox, you will be asked to complete an online assessment questionnaire to determine your suitability for the medication. You should NOT take it without consulting a GP if you:
  • Are allergic to desogestrel
  • Have had blood clots or family history of blood clots
  • Have had cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb
  • Have had liver disease or jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • Have had diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure 
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding

Some medications can influence the effectiveness of the pill, such as a herbal remedy called St John's Wort, medication for epilepsy such as carbamazepine, and antibiotics like clarithryomycin and erythromycin. If you are unsure about your current medication, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

Note: We do not supply oral contraceptive pills online to women in the high risk groups or aged 55 and above. Please consult a doctor or pharmacist for contraceptive advice.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking the tablets.