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Buy popular combined oral contraceptive pill Cilest online

  • Pack of 63 Cilest ethinylestradiol/norgestimate oral contraceptive tablets
  • Blister pack of Cilest oral contraceptive tablets front and back
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Dr. Anju Verma
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How does Cilest work?

Cilest is a combined oral contraceptive pill which contains synthetic versions of both oestrogen and progestogen, in the form of norgestimate and ethinylestradiol. The changing levels of these hormones govern the female reproductive cycle, preparing the body for conception. By manipulating the levels of hormones in the blood stream, Cilest significantly lowers the likelihood of an egg being released (ovulation) and makes it almost impossible for any eggs to develop.

The two active ingredients in Cilest work to prevent pregnancy in three different ways. Firstly, it tricks the body into thinking an egg has already been released by the ovaries. Secondly, this treatment alters the womb lining to prevent an egg from being able to implant there and develop. Thirdly, it causes a slight thickening of the cervical mucus, which helps stop sperm from entering the womb. The three stage approach that Cilest employs is the most effective method at preventing pregnancy currently available.

What are the benefits?

The key benefit of Cilest is that it offers 99.7% protection against pregnancy, meaning you will have less than a one in a hundred chance of becoming pregnant. Cilest is one of most effective female contraceptive medications available. The generic version Cilique contains the same active ingredients and dosages and works in exactly the same way as Cilest.

Aside from effective contraception, Cilest/Cilique can also help to reduce the symptoms of hormonally caused acne and alleviate endometriosis. This condition causes the womb lining to grow on areas outside of the womb, which can cause severe pain in the lower abdomen, back and pelvis. Problems such as premenstrual syndrome and period pains might also be improved with the usage of Cilest.

Who can use Cilest?

Cilest can be used by women who want to prevent pregnancy using a hormonal contraceptive method. You are able to continue taking Cilest up until menopause, however you should consult with your doctor if you are 50 and have not yet reached menopause. At that point, your doctor can determine whether Cilest is still the right option for you or whether you should move to a different contraceptive method.

Cilest includes synthetic forms of both oestrogen and progestogen, so it should not be used by women who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding. You may also not want to use a combined contraceptive like Cilest or Cilique if you are particularly sensitive to oestrogen. There are certain conditions and medications that may impact your suitability for this treatment. You should include any medications that you are currently taking on the medical consultation when placing your order. Also, it is important to include any medical conditions you may be suffering from, particularly cardiovascular and lung conditions.

How to use it?

Cilest (Cilique) should be taken for a 21 day period, which is followed by a seven day break before you begin the treatment course again. The medication will provide full cover against pregnancy during this rest period although a withdrawal bleed similar to a period may occur. Once the seven day rest period has finished, you should start your next pack of pack of Cilest, even if you are still experiencing the withdrawal bleed.

Ideally, you should start taking this medication on the first day of your period. If you start the treatment between day two and day five of your period, you will need to use a barrier contraceptive method for seven days after the first dose. As with all contraceptive medications, you must ensure that you use Cilest as per the instructions. Each tablet can be taken with or without food. If you do miss taking a tablet at the correct time, you should refer to the patient leaflet for instructions.

Are there any side effects?

As with all prescription medication, there is a risks of encountering unwanted side effects during treatment with Cilest or Cilique. Most commonly reported side effects of the contraceptive include nausea, vomiting, headaches, breast tenderness, and weight fluctuations.

These symptoms are usually light in nature and temporary. The risk of side effects is especially high at the beginning of the treatment while the body adjusts the hormone levels to the medication, but subsides once the adjustment is completed. You should consult with your doctor if you experience any long-lasting side effect or issues which cause you significant discomfort.

How to buy Cilest online?

We provide Cilest (Cilique) in convenient pack sizes for 3 or 6 months of treatment. Once you have selected the quantity that you need, you are ready to begin the ordering process. The first stage consists of some online medical questions, which our doctors will use to check your suitability for the medication. If the doctor agrees that Cilest is the correct contraceptive treatment for you, a prescription will be sent to our pharmacist for same day dispatch.

Treatment Information
Product Name: Cilest
Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Norgestimate
Manufacturer: Janssen-Cilag
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 0.25 mg, 35 mcg
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Application: Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18
Posology: Take 1 tablet per day for 21 days followed by a 7 day break
Description: Cilest is a popular combined contraceptive pill that offers almost complete protection against pregnancy
Drug class: Combined pill (POM)
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Can possibly be prescribed, ask your doctor
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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