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Product Details
Generic Name: Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol
Brand Name: Alesse
Alesse (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) contains a combination of female hormones, which prevent ovulation and also causes changes in uterine lining and cervical mucus, making it harder for fertilized egg to attach to uterus and harder for sperm to reach uterus. It might be available in several different forms and under numerous trade names. Any specific trade name might not be available in all forms or approved for all situations. Don’t give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have same symptoms like you do.
Doses of Alesse
  • You can take Alesse as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • The first pill can be taken on first day of period or on first Sunday after the period starts. You might need to use backup birth control like spermicide or condoms.
  • You can take 1 pill each day, no more than one day apart; when pills run out start the new pack the next day.
  • The 28 day birth control pack consists of 7 reminder pills to keep you on regular cycle; you might have breakthrough bleeding, particularly during initial three months.
  • Missed dose might increase the risk of becoming pregnant; in case if you miss the dose, take 2 pills on the day you remember.
  • If you start taking pills on Sunday, keep taking the pill each day till next Sunday.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include vaginal bleeding, nausea and vomiting.