Cilest is a birth control pill. It is a so-called combination pill which means it contains two hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones prevent ovulation and at the same time change the lining of the uterus making it harder for an egg to develop or settle. You take the pill for 21 days on end before stopping for a week to allow menstruation.
If you want to prevent pregnancy, using Cilest is a good solution. Cilest can only be used once a girl or woman has started menstruating and should be stopped after menopause. If you are breastfeeding, Cilest will have a negative impact on your milk production and you might not want to use it until you have finished breastfeeding.
People suffering from high blood pressure, thrombosis or obesity could be advised against using contraception, this includes taking Cilest. Make sure to list any existing medical conditions on the questionnaire so that your situation can be properly assessed before determining whether you can use Cilest.
Cilest side effects
You may experience breakthrough bleeding or an increase of vaginal discharge when using Cilest. This does not mean the pill is not working. Some people have cramps, nausea or painful breasts. Headaches or migraines might occur in the first few months of using Cilest.