What to do if you forget to take Cerazette
- Forgetting up to 12 hours in any week
- Forget more than 12 hours in any week
- Forgetting more than 1 tablet
When you forget to take Cerazette, the contraceptive effect of the pill may be diminished and the risk of becoming pregnant increases, especially when it occurs in the first week or more than one pill is forgotten. In such cases, using another contraceptive method within 7 days of forgetting, such as a condom, is important.
Cerazette is an oral contraceptive for continuous use, which has desogestrel as its active substance and is used to prevent pregnancy, especially during the phase when a woman is breastfeeding, as the components of this pill do not influence production or quality. breast milk, unlike most contraceptives. Read more at: Continuous use pill.
Forgetting up to 12 hours in any week
In any week, if the delay is up to 12 hours from the usual time, take the forgotten tablet as soon as you remember and take the next pills at the usual time.
In these cases, the contraceptive effect of the pill is maintained and there is no risk of becoming pregnant.
Forget more than 12 hours in any week
If forgetting is longer than 12 hours of the usual time, Cerazette's contraceptive protection may be reduced and, therefore, it should be:
- Take the forgotten tablet as soon as you remember, even if you have to take two pills on the same day;
- Take the following pills at the usual time;
- Use another contraceptive method as a condom for the next 7 days.
If the pills have been forgotten in the first week and intimate contact has taken place in the week before forgetting the pills, there is a greater chance of pregnancy and, therefore, you should consult the doctor.
Forgetting more than 1 tablet
If you forget to take more than one pill from the same package, it is important to consult your doctor because the more pills in a row are forgotten, the less the contraceptive effect of Cerazette will be.