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Emergency contraception - Cilest

Emergency contraception is used after a couple have had unprotected sexual intercourse, or when the classic contraceptive methods have failed. This method is used up to five days following the unprotected sex, to reduce the chances of pregnancy occurring. The sooner the emergency contraception is taken, it is more effective.

Emergency contraception is used only when the classic methods of contraception have failed. There are many other much more effective methods suitable for regular use. Cilest pills are one of the safest contraception methods. Cilest comes in the form of tablets containing active ingredients that are similar to the hormones normally produced by the body. In this pill, the hormones are combined in unusually high amounts, required to prevent pregnancy.

Benefits of Cilest pills

Cilest is a highly effective oral contraceptive that results in a positive outcome in almost all cases. This is a convenient and easy to use way to control pregnancy and avoid taking any additional, often more severe, measures to ensure the pregnancy will not occur. Cilest works by preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs and it thickens cervical mucus so that sperm cannot reach the womb. Moreover, Cilest changes the lining of the uterus and disrupts normal environment required for eggs to grow. Cilest pills are suitable for all women above the age of 18 and available over-the-counter. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking Cilest. It is also unsuitable for women suffering from problems with blood circulation, high blood pressure, heart or liver problems.

How to take Cilest?

Cilest pills are taken every day for 21 days of a menstrual cycle. In most cases, doctors will advise starting with the regiment on the very first day of the period and taking the pills continuously for 21 days. After this period, women should take a short pause and take a seven days rest period. During the pause, women may experience slight bleeding, as if they are having a normal menstruation, which is perfectly normal. Following the resting period, women should start with a new pack of pills.

Side effects of Cilest

Like any other medicine based on hormones, Cilest pills can cause some mild disturbances. Side effects are usually observed during the first three months of treatment. They are usually very mild and include nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, problems with weight, fluid retention or vaginal yeast infections. Women are advised to consult with their health care practitioners if they experience any of the side effects.

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