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Is Cerazette Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

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Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Question: i have been taking micronor contraceptive pill but it has now been removed from the market and my doctor has prescribed cerazette which she said is the closest to micronor but it is a totally different compound. what is the difference, what might the side effects be.
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Cerazette is better option

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Micronor is a progesterone only pill. It contains 350 micrograms of Norethisterone.

Cerazette is also a progesterone only contraceptive pill. This contains Desogestrel which is newer and better progesterone and does a better job.

There is no significant side effect to worry about.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards
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Is Cerazette Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Cerazette is better option Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns. Micronor is a progesterone only pill. It contains 350 micrograms of Norethisterone. Cerazette is also a progesterone only contraceptive pill. This contains Desogestrel which is newer and better progesterone and does a better job. There is no significant side effect to worry about. Let me know if you need anymore help. Regards