Desogestrel 75mcg Mini-Pill (84 Tablets)


  • Active Ingredient: Desogestrel
  • Progestogen-Only Oral Contraceptive Mini-Pill
  • Over 99% Effective Pregnancy Control Method
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Desogestrel is a contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy, similar to the branded Cerazette this contraception is often called the mini-pill or progestogen-only pill. Pregnancy can result from sexual intercourse but there are many contraceptive methods available to prevent conception. Desogestrel 75 microgram is a progestogen-only female birth control pill which means that it only contains artificial progestogen ingredients and no oestrogen.

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    1. Overview
    2. Understanding Desogestrel
    3. Mechanism of Action
    4. Potential Side Effects
    5. Dosage and Available Options
    6. Buying Desogestrel Online
    7. Desogestrel vs Cerazette
    8. Key Information on Desogestrel Progestogen Only Pill
    9. Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol: A Combination Pill
    10. Acquiring Desogestrel through NHS
    11. Customer Reviews
    12. Alternative Contraceptive Options
    13. Who should avoid Desogestrel?


    Welcome to My Pharmacy, your go-to online pharmacy in the UK for obtaining trusted prescription treatments. We pride ourselves on offering a seamless, secure, and discreet service, ensuring your prescribed medications are delivered straight to your doorsteps. Among our extensive product range, we provide the well-known contraceptive, Desogestrel. It's available for purchase with our free online consultation service, making the process of buying Desogestrel online a breeze.  

    Understanding Desogestrel

    One question we often encounter is: "What is Desogestrel?" Desogestrel is an effective progestogen-only contraceptive pill, often referred to as the 'mini-pill'. Unlike combined contraceptives, which contain two types of female sex hormones, Desogestrel contains a small amount of a single type, the progestogen called desogestrel.  

    Mechanism of Action

    The contraceptive pill, Desogestrel, primarily operates by preventing the sperm cells from reaching the womb. However, unlike the majority of progestogen-only pills (POPs), Desogestrel exhibits a distinctive mechanism. It mainly works by obstructing the egg cell from ripening, making it a highly effective contraceptive.  

    Potential Side Effects

    While Desogestrel is typically safe for most women, it can potentially lead to side effects. It's important to remember that not everyone experiences these side effects. However, if you do encounter any adverse effects after taking Desogestrel, please consult your doctor promptly. Common side effects include mood changes, decreased libido, acne, breast pain, irregular or no periods, weight increase, and, in some instances, breast secretion or leakage. For an in-depth look at Desogestrel side effects, watch this Youtube Video.  

    Dosage and Available Options

    The standard dose of Desogestrel is 75 micrograms, available in two different packs: an 84-tablet pack for a three-month course, and a 168-tablet pack for a six-month course.  

    Buying Desogestrel Online

    Wondering where you can buy contraceptive methods? At My Pharmacy, we allow you to buy Desogestrel pill online. After filling out our online consultation form, you can proceed to checkout and avail next day delivery.  

    Desogestrel vs Cerazette

    Many individuals ponder over the difference between Desogestrel and Cerazette. They contain the same active ingredient and are functionally identical. The primary distinction lies in their cost, with some users reporting better experiences with one over the other.  

    Key Information on Desogestrel Progestogen Only Pill

    The Desogestrel pill, when taken correctly, is over 99% effective. It should be taken daily at the same time for maximum effectiveness. However, it's worth noting that factors like vomiting, diarrhoea, and certain other medications may affect its effectiveness. For more details about progestogen-only pills, visit this NHS page.  

    Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol: A Combination Pill

    Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol is a combination birth control pill that prevents ovulation and alters the cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and fertilised eggs to attach.  

    Acquiring Desogestrel through NHS

    Desogestrel is available through the NHS. We at My Pharmacy offer the convenience of ordering your repeat Desogestrel NHS Prescriptions with our next day delivery service.  

    Customer Reviews

    My Pharmacy is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and ensuring all our customers are satisfied with our products and services. We are committed to maintaining high standards, and that's why we encourage all our customers to leave reviews on our Trustpilot page. By clicking the link above, you can read a multitude of reviews from customers who have used our services. The reviews provide an honest depiction of their experience with My Pharmacy. This transparent feedback helps us consistently improve our services and provide a top-quality online pharmacy experience.  

    Alternative Contraceptive Options

    As the UK's trusted online pharmacy, My Pharmacy aims to offer a broad range of contraception options to fit every woman's unique health profile and lifestyle. Let's explore some of the other alternatives to Desogestrel. Cerazette is another widely used progestogen-only contraceptive pill. It contains desogestrel as its active ingredient, much like the Desogestrel pill we discussed earlier. Cerazette operates by stopping the ovary from releasing an egg each month. Additionally, it thickens the mucus in the cervix, making it harder for sperm to penetrate the womb, and also alters the womb lining, reducing the chance of a fertilized egg implanting and growing. Cerazette can be a suitable option for those who are unable to take combined hormonal contraceptives due to certain health conditions. Norgeston is another alternative progestogen-only pill, also known as the 'mini pill.' It contains levonorgestrel, which prevents pregnancy by thickening the natural mucus at the womb's entrance, which stops sperm from entering. It also thins the lining of the womb, preventing any fertilized eggs from successfully implanting. When deciding on a contraception option, it's important to consider factors such as lifestyle, overall health, and personal preference. Additionally, bear in mind that while these contraceptive pills are highly effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly, they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Consult with a healthcare professional or a member of our My Pharmacy team to discuss the most suitable contraceptive option for you.  

    Who should avoid Desogestrel?

    Although Desogestrel is safe for most women, it may not be suitable for those with abnormal vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, liver cancer, or serious arterial disease. We recommend reading the accompanying leaflet or consulting your doctor for further information.
  • The Mini-Pill

    POP prevents pregnancy by thickening the mucus in the cervix to stop sperm reaching an egg.
    The desogestrel progestogen-only pill can also stop ovulation.

    Progestogen-only pills contain the hormone progestogen, but don’t contain oestrogen.
    You need to take the progestogen-only pill reliably every day and if taken correctly, it’s more than 99% effective.

    You take a pill every day, with no break between packs of pills.
    The progestogen-only pill can be used by women who can’t use contraception that contains oestrogen.
    You can take the progestogen-only pill if you’re over 35 and you smoke.
    You must take the progestogen-only pill at the same time each day. If you take it more than 3 hours late (traditional progestogen-only pill) – or 12 hours late (desogestrel pill) – it may not be effective.
    If you’re sick (vomit) or have severe diarrhoea, the progestogen-only pill may not work.
    Some medicines may affect the progestogen-only pill’s effectiveness – ask your doctor for details.
    Your periods may stop or become lighter, irregular or more frequent.
    Side effects may include spotty skin and breast tenderness – these should clear up within a few months.
    You’ll need to use condoms as well as the progestogen-only pill to be protected against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    How to take the progestogen-only pill
    There are 2 different types of progestogen-only pill:

    3-hour progestogen-only pill – must be taken within 3 hours of the same time each day
    12-hour progestogen-only pill (desogestrel progestogen-only pill) – must be taken within 12 hours of the same time each day.

    You can start the progestogen-only pill at any time in your menstrual cycle.

    If you start it on day 1 to 5 of your menstrual cycle (the first 5 days of your period), it’ll work straight away and you’ll be protected against pregnancy. You won’t need additional contraception.

    If you have a short menstrual cycle, you’ll need additional contraception, such as condoms, until you’ve taken the pill for 2 days.

    If you start the progestogen-only pill on any other day of your cycle, you won’t be protected from pregnancy straight away and will need additional contraception until you’ve taken the pill for 2 days.

    After having a baby
    If you’ve just had a baby, you can start the progestogen-only pill on day 21 after the birth. You’ll be protected against pregnancy straight away.


    What to do if you miss a pill
    If you forget to take a progestogen-only pill, what you should do depends on:

    If you’re less than 3 or less than 12 hours late taking the pill (depending on the pill you take).

    take the late pill as soon as you remember, and
    take the remaining pills as normal, even if that means taking 2 pills on the same day.



    The progestogen-only pill is very safe to take. But, as with the combined contraceptive pill, there are certain risks.

    For most women, benefits of the progestogen-only pill outweigh the risks.

    Ovarian cysts
    Some women can develop fluid-filled cysts on their ovaries. These aren’t dangerous and don’t usually need to be removed.

    The cysts usually disappear without treatment. In many cases, the cysts don’t cause symptoms, although some women experience pelvic pain.

    Breast cancer
    Research is continuing into the link between breast cancer and the progestogen-only pill.

    There isn’t enough evidence to say for certain that the progestogen-only pill doesn’t increase the risk of breast cancer.

    But if there is any increased risk, it’s likely to be very small and disappear with time after you stop taking the progestogen-only pill.

    Doctors don’t think using the progestogen-only pill is likely to increase the risk in women who have close relatives who have had breast cancer.


  • Further Information

    For further information consult the Patient information leaflet.

    Side Effects
    Like all medicines, Cerazette can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
    Tell your doctor if you notice any unwanted effect, especially if severe or persistent.
    Serious side effects associated with the use of Cerazette are described in section 2 ‘What you
    need to know before you take Cerazette’. Please read this section for additional information on
    ‘Breast cancer’ and ‘Thrombosis’ and consult your doctor at once where appropriate.
    Vaginal bleeding may occur at irregular intervals while using Cerazette. This may be just
    slight staining which may not even require a pad, or heavier bleeding, which looks rather like a
    scanty period. You may need to use tampons or sanitary towels. You may also not have any
    bleeding at all. Irregular bleeding is not a sign that Cerazette is not working. In general, you need
    not take any action; just continue to take Cerazette. If bleeding is heavy or prolonged you
    should consult your doctor.
    How often are other possible side effects seen?
    Common (affecting less than 1 in 10 women): mood changes, depressed mood, decreased sexual
    drive (libido), headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, irregular or no periods, weight increase.
    Uncommon (affecting less than 1 in 100 women) infection of the vagina, difficulties in wearing
    contact lenses, vomiting, hair loss, painful periods, ovarian cysts, tiredness.
    Rare (affecting less than 1 in 1000 women) skin conditions such as: rash, hives, painful blue-red
    skin lumps (erythema nodosum)
    Apart from these side effects, breast secretion or leakage may occur.
    You should see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema, such as (i)
    swollen face, tongue or pharynx; (ii) difficulty to swallow; or (iii) hives and difficulties to