The morning-after pills are used as a method of emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex. These pills are extremely safe and effective, available for women in their reproductive years at health centers and drugstores. The morning-after pills are used only in the emergency cases, when accidents happen. For example, women are advised to take the morning-after pill when they have had intercourse without using protection, if they forgot to use their birth control correctly or if the birth control methods, they used fail (for example, if a condom break). Emergency contraception pills contain the same hormones as the regular contraception pills, only in higher doses. However, this does not mean the women can use classic contraception pills in higher doses to prevent pregnancy. Classic contraception pills are much effective and more convenient to use. One of the good choices is Cerazette, which is an estrogen-free, progestogen-only oral contraceptive pill.
Cerazette pills are free from estrogen and based only on progestogen hormone. In most cases, women will use this type of contraceptive pills because their doctors recommended them as more suitable, or because they are breastfeeding. Cerazette is taken every morning-after breakfast, or in the evening after brushing the teeth. It is important to take the pill about the same time each day, and no later than 12 hours after the usual time. The first pill is usually taken on the first day of the period, and it protects from pregnancy straight away. When all of the pills from the box are used, a woman starts with another strip of pills. With progestogen-only oral contraceptive pills, there is no need for a pill-free week at the end of the month.
How it works?
Cerazette pills work by inhibiting ovulation and therefore, preventing the release of the eggs. In addition, these pills can thicken the cervical mucus and reduce sperm penetration. Progestin-only contraceptives are thinning the lining of the uterus and interfering with implantation of the embryo. If a woman takes the pill correctly, she can prevent the pregnancy in more than 99% of the time. Occasionally, the efficiency of this pill can be disturbed by other medicines or herbal remedies. For example, St. John's Wort is known to decrease the effectiveness of Cerazette pills.
Some women may experience side effects such as breast tenderness, formation of the acne, headaches, mood changes, changes in sexual desire, nausea and weight gain. In most cases, the side effects will resolve in a couple of weeks.