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Cilest is a type of oral contraceptive, sometimes known as “The Pill”, taken by women to enable them to have sex without risk of pregnancy. It contains both a progestogen and an oestrogen hormone which work in combination to prevent pregnancy.

How Cilest works.

Cilest is made up of two hormones - a progestogen hormone called norethisterone and an oestrogen hormone called ethinylestradiol. Cilest manipulates your hormones to trick the body into thinking ovulation has already happened, so an egg is not released into the womb, and by extension, there is nothing to be fertilised.

What are the benefits of Cilest?

When taken correctly, Cilest is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, allowing you to have safe sex at any time of the month. In some cases, it can be taken as a way of controlling irregular periods. Bear in mind that Cilest does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, and another form of contraception such as a condom should be used for safer sex.

How to take Cilest.

You should begin taking Cilest on your first day of bleeding, starting with the correct day of the blister pack. It doesn’t matter what time of day you take it, but it should always be around the same time. Take one pill per day until the blister pack is finished, then wait seven days before starting the next pack. Always start a new blister pack after 7 days, regardless of when you bled.

Read the patient information leaflet very carefully for more information about what to do if you forget to take a pill.

Is Cilest right for me?

Cilest is prescribed to women who want to be safe from pregnancy. However, it may not be right for you dependent on your medical history or other medications you are taking. Make sure you fully detail both of these in the medical questionnaire. You cannot take Cilest if you are allergic to norethisterone, ethinylestradiol or any other ingredient listed in the patient information leaflet. Do not take this treatment if you are pregnant, if you or any of your family have problems relating to blood clots, if you have had angina, or a heart attack or stroke, if you have or have had breast, cervix, vagina or womb cancer, bad migraines, severe chronic liver disease, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.

What are the side effects of taking Cilest?

All medications come with the risk of side effects, although not everyone gets them. You can reduce your risk of getting them by disclosing your medical history and any other medications you are on to your doctor. Common side effects of Cilest include nausea, weight gain, changes in appetite, depression, headaches, and high blood pressure. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have developed a blood clot. There is a possible link between Cilest and breast cancer, which you can read about in the patient information leaflet, along with a full list of potential side effects.

How do I buy Cilest online?

To buy Cilest legally and safely online, you need a prescription from a GMC/EU registered doctor, such as Doctor-4-U. Our online doctor will allow you to request a prescription via a medical questionnaire. If you are deemed suitable for Cilest, your prescription will usually be dispatched within 24 hours. If you are not deemed suitable, you will receive a full refund.

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