Progestogen only pill

Birth-control pills

POP or Progesterone-only pills is a contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy. The difference to other pills is that it only contains one hormone and two like combine pills. There is no estrogen in progesterone only pills.

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How it works

  • select medication 1
    Select your treatment
    Select the treatment you need.
  • fill in questionnaire 2
    Fill in a short questionnaire
    Each questionnaire will be reviewed by EU-licenced doctors, which includes all questions that are required to safely prescribe you the medication.
  • delivery to your door 3
    Delivered to your door
    The EU registered pharmacy will send your medication with a trusted courier service and discreetly packed directly to your door.

What is the Progesterone only Pill?

The mini pill contains the hormone progesterone and not estrogen. If the Progesterone only pill is if taken correctly they are over 99% effective at preventing a pregnancy. Its very important to take Mini-Pill reliable every day.

How does progesterone only pill work?

The progesterone only pill thickens the mucus in the cervix to stop sperm from reaching the egg. There are different kinds of mechanism depending on the dose.

Very low progesterone only contraceptive pills rely mainly on the effect of thickening the cervix mucus. The intermediate dose such as Cerazette inhibit ovulation in 97 to 99% of cycles. Cerazette is a desogestrel pill which stops the release of an egg from the ovary.

Progesterone only pill brands in the UK

The most used Progesterone only pill brands are:

How to take progesterone only pills

There are 2 types of progesterone only pills

The 3 hours progesterone only pill must be taken within 3 hours of the same day each day. The 12 hours progesterone Pill , that is also called Desogestrol Pill must be taken within 12 hours of the same day. The progesterol only pills are taken 28 days long. There is no break between the packs. As soon as you finished one you start the next pill pack.

Progesterone only pill bleeding

Because the mini pill is taken daily without a break in between and therefore there is no bleeding. That said some women respond to the extra progestin in a different way and irregular bleeding can occur and normally nothing to worry about.

Advantage and Disadvantage of progesterone only pills.

The advantages

  • The pill only uses one hormone
  • u can use it when you are breastfeeding
  • Its safer to use for women over 35 and if you smoke
  • can be taken if you can’t tolerate estrogen


  • You may not have regular periods while taking it.
  • The periods could be lighter, or stop or you get irregular bleeding's.
  • You need to take it around the same time every day.

Progesterone only pill reviews

The reviews regarding the progesterone only pills are very positive. Women that suffer from long heavy periods are mostly happy because its stops the period from happening all together. One of the negative comments are weight gain and mood changes.

Side effects of progesterone only pills

  • Changes to bleeding patterns
  • Breast enlargement
  • Decrease of sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Headaches
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Weight gain

How to order the progesterone only pill online

You can order the progesterone only pill at Apomeds if you already have experience in taking them and had no side effects. That means you can order a follow-up prescription for the progesterone only pill. The process is quick and easy. More information on how the service works can be found in our How Apomeds works Page.

Progesterone only pills at Apomeds

Apomeds has the following Mini-pills in stock. You can order Cerelle, Cerazette and Noriday online with a follow-up prescription. The mini pill will be delivered right to your doorsteps in 24 hours. Next to mini pills we also have contraceptive pills in stock.

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