Can Cerazette Be Used As An Emergency Contraceptive Pill?
The kind of progesterone in Cerazette has never been tested as an EC
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The main brand of emergency contraceptive pill, usually called Plan B, contains the hormone Levonorgestrel, which is a kind of progesterone.
Cezarette contains a different kind of progesterone, called Desogestrel, which has not been tested as an emergency contraceptive, so no one knows if it would be effective or at which dose.
Therefore, I would not recommend using Cezarette as an emergency contraceptive.
You can use any other brand of combined (containing both estrogen and progesterone) oral contraceptives as emergency contraception- you just need to take enough pills to total 100 micrograms of estrogen.
Otherwise, I would recommend you purchase the Plan B and follow the package directions. It is most effective if taken within 72 hours from unprotected sex, but it still can reduce the risk of pregnancy for up to 5 days.
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