CerazetteCerazette is a hormonal contraceptive pill. It contains the synthetic progesterone which prevents ovulation and increases the amount of mucus in the womb. Too much mucus in the neck of the womb prevents the sperm from entering the womb. Cerazette is taken once a day, always at the same time without stopping. If you vomit or have severe diarrhea, the pill may not be absorbed properly and it may not provide adequate protection from pregnancy. In this case you should consider other forms of protection, such as condoms.
PrecautionsYou should discuss with your doctor before you start taking Cerazette because contraceptive pills based on hormones may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. Inform your doctor about any allergies and health problems that you have and medications that you take. The dose of Cerazette should be adjusted in case you suffer from a heart disease or if you have had any gynecological problems, especially if you had an ectopic pregnancy or a cyst on the ovary. Also inform your doctor if you had jaundice. Cerazette is not recommended for women who have problems with heart, blood vessels or lungs. It should not be taken in case of any liver disease or cancer. If you become pregnant while you are using this medication, stop taking it and contact your doctor. If you get sick, inform your doctor that you are taking Cerazette because it should not be combined with some medications.
Side EffectsOne of the side effects of Cerazette is change in menstrual periods. This change is common and it usually settles down after your body adjusts to the medication. However, if menstrual irregularities become persistent and you experience heavy vaginal bleeding followed by pain or you experience absence of bleeding for a long time, you should contact your doctor so he/she could prescribe different contraception. Cerazette may cause cysts on the ovaries and vaginal inflammation. Other side effects of Cerazette may include nausea, vomiting, headache, gain of weight, fatigue and loss of hair. Some women may notice that their breasts have become more sensitive and that they have lost interest in sex. Some of the side effects may also include changes in mood.
Serious Side EffectsSerious side effects of Cerazette require urgent medical care. Such side effects include severe headache, vision impairment, elevated blood pressure, sharp pain in the legs and jaundice. You may also experience itchiness and skin irritation, breathing difficulties, coughing and severe pain in the abdomen.