Zelleta / Zelleta Pill

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Zelleta is a progestogen-only pill (also known as the “mini pill“) which is effective in protecting against pregnancy. Because it doesn’t contain any oestrogen, it’s suitable for women who can’t tolerate the hormone or for those who are breastfeeding. You can also buy Zelleta pill on a subscription-basis with 123 Meds, saving you time and money!

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  • Mini pill
  • Designed to be taken every day
  • Suitable for women who can’t have oestrogen
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Zelleta Tablets

The Zelleta pill, which is also known as the progestogen-only pill (POP) or the mini-pill, is a popular contraceptive option for those who want effective birth control without the use of oestrogen. Unlike most combined birth control pills, which include both oestrogen and progestin hormones, the Zelleta pill contains only a progestin hormone called desogestrel. This makes it a suitable choice for those who could be sensitive to oestrogen or have certain medical conditions that contraindicate its use. Zelleta is considered to be a reliable and convenient method of birth control when taken correctly, providing peace of mind to individuals looking for hormone-based contraception. For more information on the Zelleta pill, contact the team at 123 Meds today!

The Zelleta pill provides a progestin-only contraceptive option for those who need reliable birth control without oestrogen. Its effectiveness and benefits make it a great choice for individuals with specific medical considerations or preferences. However, as with any medication, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine whether Zelleta is the right contraceptive option for your individual needs and circumstances. You can get further information and advice from contacting the team at 123 Meds.

The Zelleta Contraceptive Pill

Zelleta works by thickening the cervical mucus and making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg, it also alters the uterine lining which will reduce the likelihood of implantation if fertilisation does occur. Unlike combined oral contraceptives, it does not suppress ovulation consistently, so it is crucial that users take their pill at the same time every day for optimal effectiveness. This feature makes Zelleta an ideal option for individuals who should avoid oestrogen but still desire effective contraception.

One of the significant advantages of the Zelleta pill is its simplicity and ease of use. It’s very simple and is suitable for women who are breastfeeding, smokers over the age of 35, or those who experience side effects with oestrogen-containing contraceptives. Zelleta is also considered to be a safer option for individuals with certain medical conditions, including a history of blood clots; however, it also requires strict adherence to the daily schedule. As missing pills or taking them inconsistently can reduce its effectiveness. It’s important for users to understand the specific instructions provided with the medication and consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it’s the right choice for their contraceptive needs.

Progestogen Only Pill

Zelleta Progestogen-Only Pills, often referred to as a POP or mini-pill, is a reliable contraceptive option for individuals looking for effective contraception without the oestrogen component that is found in combined pills. Unlike combined oral contraceptives, which contain both oestrogen and progestin hormones, Zelleta consists solely of a progestin hormone at a dosage of 75 micrograms per tablet. This makes it a suitable choice for those who are sensitive to oestrogen, have a history of breast cancer, or are at risk for oestrogen-related side effects. Zelleta is taken as an oral contraceptive and provides effective protection against pregnancy when taken consistently. While it may lead to irregular bleeding, it is essential to consult a healthcare provider if you experience unexplained vaginal bleeding or severe diarrhoea, as these factors can affect the pill’s efficiency. 

Zelleta does not protect against sexually transmitted infections but is a suitable option for breastfeeding individuals, as it does not affect breast milk production. When considering hormonal contraceptives like the Zelleta contraceptive pill, it’s essential to discuss your options with a healthcare provider to find the most appropriate contraceptive method for your individual needs and medical history. You can find out more on progestogen only pills here.


How To Take Zelleta Pill

The Zelleta pill provides a progestin-only contraceptive option for those who need reliable birth control without oestrogen. Its effectiveness and benefits make it a great choice for individuals with specific medical considerations or preferences. However, as with any medication, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine whether Zelleta is the right contraceptive option for your individual needs and circumstances. You can get further information and advice from contacting the team at 123 Meds.

Taking the Zelleta pill correctly is vital to ensure its effectiveness as a contraceptive. 

Here’s a guide on how to take the Zelleta pill:

The First Pill: Start taking Zelleta on the first day of your menstrual cycle (the first day of your period). If you start taking it on any other day, we strongly recommend that you use additional contraception, such as condoms, for the first two days.

Take it at the Same Time Every Day: It’s crucial to take Zelleta at the same time every day. You should find a convenient time that you can remember, such as during breakfast or before bedtime. You could also try setting a daily alarm or using a pill organiser to help you stay on schedule.

Swallow Whole: Take the pill with a glass of water, and swallow it whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet, as this can affect its effectiveness.

Continue Without a Break: Unlike the combined pill or a combined oral contraceptive, there is no break between packs of Zelleta. Take one pill every day, without skipping any, even if you experience breakthrough bleeding.

What to Do If You Miss a Pill: If you’re less than 12 hours late taking a pill, take it as soon as you remember and continue taking the next one at your regular time.

If you’re more than 12 hours late taking a pill, use additional contraception (condoms) for the next two days and continue taking one pill per day. You may need emergency contraception if you’ve had unprotected intercourse in the previous seven days.

Consult Your Healthcare Provider: If you experience persistent vomiting or diarrhoea within two hours of taking Zelleta, consider it a missed dose and follow the instructions for a missed pill. Should you have any concerns or questions about your Zelleta prescription, please consult your healthcare provider for guidance.

Be Patient: It may take a few months for your body to adjust to Zelleta; during this time, you may experience irregular bleeding or spotting. If these issues persist or worsen, please consult your healthcare provider.

Remember that Zelleta is a progestin-only contraceptive, and it requires a strict adherence to the daily schedule for maximum effectiveness. If you have any doubts or concerns about taking Zelleta, it’s always a good idea to seek advice from a healthcare professional who can provide personalised guidance based on your specific requirements.


What are the side effects of the Zelleta pill?

The Zelleta pill, like all contraception and medications, can have side effects. It’s important to remember that not everyone will experience these side effects, and some individuals may experience them differently and the severity will vary. Common side effects of the Zelleta pill include:

Irregular Menstrual Bleeding: One of the most common side effects of progestin-only pills like Zelleta is irregular bleeding or spotting. Some people may experience lighter periods, while others may have more frequent or unpredictable bleeding.

Headaches: Headaches can occur as a side effect of hormonal contraceptives, including the Zelleta pill, however they are usually mild and temporary.

Breast Tenderness: You may experience breast tenderness, breast pain or discomfort while taking Zelleta.

Mood Changes: Mood swings, changes in mood, or mild depression have been reported by some users of progestin-only pills.

Nausea: Nausea is a less common side effect, but it may happen to some people.

Weight Changes: Weight changes are not commonly associated with progestin-only pills and some users may experience slight weight gain or loss.

Acne: Zelleta can have a mild effect on acne, and some individuals have experienced improvements to their skin, while others may notice no change.

Decreased Libido: A decrease in sexual desire is a possible side effect for some users.

Ovarian Cysts: Progestin-only pills like Zelleta can increase the risk of ovarian cysts, although they tend to be benign and resolve on their own.

It’s also important to remember that many of these side effects are mild and will improve over time as your body adjusts to the medication. If you do experience any severe or persistent side effects or if you have any concerns about the Zelleta pill, we advise that you consult with a healthcare provider immediately. They can provide guidance, as well as adjust your treatment plan if required, or help you consider alternative contraceptive options that may better suit your needs and requirements. If you experience any unusual or severe symptoms while taking Zelleta, again, we advise that you seek medical attention straight away.

Why Choose 123 Meds?

At 123 Meds, we provide treatments for all of your medical conditions including contraception and the Zelleta pill, all you need to do is complete an online questionnaire, and our pharmacists will assess your order; it will then be delivered discreetly to your home. When it comes to the treatments and services that we provide, here at 123 Meds, we are known for providing an excellent service. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose 123 Meds for the Zelleta pill:

  • Easy to fill in a questionnaire
  • Quick service
  • Fast delivery
  • Discrete packaging

For The Zelleta Pill, Contact 123 Meds Today

When it comes to the Zelleta pill, at 123 Meds, we have got you covered. Our online treatment and prescription service can provide you with contraception that suits your needs and requirements; whether you have been using the pill for a long time or you are considering new options, there is a solution out there for you. For more information, get in touch with 123 Meds today; we can always be on hand to help you.

Our other products and services include the combined pill, Cilest, Ovranette, women’s health services, the contraceptive pill and the morning after pill


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