Originally Posted by waynecaz
I brought about about 6 months supply but went to the docs just last week to see if mine was available here....it was but under a different name, the doc spent ages googling the name and working it all out! He said i should have took the original packaging, box etc and that would have made it easier as he could see the ingredients. We got there in the end and it cost $20 for 4 months which i think is pretty good....the chemist will ask if you dont mind the cheaper branded one.
Good luck with the move xxx
Oh, i can SO beat that one love!!!!
16th jan 1998..........less than 24 hrs after giving my beloved the requisite female offspring, we left the hospital!! Daft quack asked were we sure!!! I mean really? number 4 hatched and was we sure??? So the answere was its you or the house bricks and a bread knife!!!!
He had the doc do it....................coward; strangely he walked like he delivered a 9lb 4oz baby..............whilst i continued to walk with gazelle like grace...............men, such big girls blouses........:p
I'm really sorry to have to tell you Cerazette isn't available in Australia. There is no equivalent and you may have to swap to a bulk standard mini pill. I work in sexual health over here and really miss it as it's a great product. If it were available over here it would be one of the expensive ones as the hormone in it is also found in a combined pill that is available. This hormone is not under the prescription benefits scheme where the government makes a contribution to the cost. People using it have to pay the full amount.
Originally Posted by brandyslad
Just wondering as this is an old post now if any one ever did find Cerazette in Australia or a good equivalent? I have today been to the doctor armed with the ingredients etc to be told there was nothing similar, not even another POP and after the side effects of the combined pills I'm really not happy taking what was prescribed to me, Ive been there done that and tested them all I would rather stay on something similar than have to start again as if I was a teenager all over and go through the steps of trying everything until I find something suitable.
i'm in the same boat, no Cerazette available in Aussie!!! I don't know what my gp will prescribe me in October when i'm running out of my last pills...
The only thing i know is, that they don't have exactly the same hormone here, and when it's not under the PBS from the government it would be very expensive. May i ask you what you have to pay for 3 months?
Cerazette is the best pill in the world, i couldn't stand all the others because of my migrane the other contrarezeptives (tried also several pills) caused to me!
Hopefully, one day Australia get Cerazette? there seems to be no sign of getting it here in hundred years, seems to expensive for the government.
I haven't yet managed to find an alternative I saw doc last week who couldn't find anything similar so gave me zoely which is a combination pill and I didn't realise til I got home, lucky they gave me a free sample. I know it won't agree with me as I can only have pop so another doc booked this week to try again. I have found an online pharmacy hoping that I can just get a prescription and order online
I suffer from severe migraine with aura and have found Yasmin a combined pill fine to take. I take it for 3 months non-stop and on the break I use oestrogen patches. It's not a cheap one - the cheapest I have found it is $73 for 3 months!
I have managed to see an English Doctor today who actually knew what Cerazette was! So all sorted now prescribed me Micronor (i think thats what its called) managed to get 4 months for $13 at Chemist King. Having a good doctor really helps as the first one was a bit rubbish. I have been to 2 docs here one in Blackwood on Main Road as this is near where we first lived and one in Brighton near the rail crossing and I would recommend the Blackwood docs for a good service and knowledge.
So is that one good for migraine sufferers as it is much cheaper than mine!
Originally Posted by SarahB