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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alesse?

Alesse or levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol is a progestin and estrogen combination contraceptive pill.

What are the uses of Alesse?

Alesse is a birth control pill. The hormones in this pill prevent pregnancy by:

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  • Preventing ovulation (release of the egg) during the menstrual cycle.
  • Making your vaginal fluid thicker to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
  • Altering the uterine lining, preventing attachment of the fertilized egg

Alesse may also help you regularize periods, treat acne, decrease blood loss during periods, and lower the risk of ovarian cysts.

The medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your physician or pharmacist for detailed information.

How do you use Alesse?

Alesse 21 comes as a pack of 21 pills, one pill to be taken daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a break of 7 days.

Alesse 28 comes as a pack of 28 pills. Take the medication pill for 21 days, followed by a reminder pill for seven days.

Here are certain directions for taking this medicine:

  • Take it once daily as directed by your doctor, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Follow the directions as mentioned on the Patient Information Leaflet
  • Use a back-up contraceptive method such as condoms in case of diarrhea and vomiting.
  • It is better to take the pill at bedtime or after the evening meal, especially if you face nausea or an upset stomach with the medication.
  • It is essential to take this pill at the same time every day, 24 hours apart.

If it is the first time you are taking this pill, start the medication on the first Sunday after the menstrual period or on the first day of the cycle.

In the Sunday method, for the first cycle, use another non-hormonal birth control method for the first seven days to allow the medication to work and prevent pregnancy.
However, if you start taking pills on the first day of the period, you do not need other forms of contraception.

If you switch from other forms of hormonal contraceptive, consult your doctor on how you can switch. Also, in case of any doubts, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Of note, missing a pill increases the risk of pregnancy. Here is what you can do in case of a missed dose:

For any day method, discard the pack and start with the new pack on the same day. You should also use back-up non-hormonal contraception if you have sex in the seven days you missed the dose. You may skip periods this month.

  • If you miss one pill, take it as soon as you remember and take the next pill at its regular time. (You might take two tablets in one day)
  • If you miss two pills (during the first two weeks), take them on the day you remember. Take two pills the next day. Later continue as usual until you finish all the pills. Use a back-up birth control method if you have sex in the week you missed the tablets.
  • If you forget three or more pills or missed two pills during the third week
  • For the Sunday method, take one pill daily until Sunday. On Sunday, discard the rest of the pills and start with a new pack. You should also use back-up non-hormonal contraception if you have sex in the seven days you missed the dose. You may skip periods this month.
  • For the Sunday method, take one pill daily until Sunday. On Sunday, discard the rest of the pills and start with a new pack. You should also use back-up non-hormonal contraception if you have sex in the seven days you missed the dose. You may skip periods this month.

In case you miss periods for two consecutive menstrual cycles, you should consult your doctor.

What are the side-effects and risks of Alesse?

Side-effects with this medication are not very often. In case if you notice them, discuss it with your doctor and do not stop the medicine on your own.

Very common side-effects:

  • Spotting and breakthrough bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Painful periods

Common side-effects

  • Decreased libido
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Diarrhea
  • Acne
  • No periods or amenorrhea
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Discharge from nipples
  • Breast enlargement
  • Fluid retention, swelling of ankles
  • Change in weight, gain or loss
  • Vaginal infection, including thrush
  • Mood changes, including feeling depressed
  • Feeling nervous
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling bloated
  • Skin rash
  • Changes in the amount of blood loss during periods
  • Changes in the length of the menstrual cycle
  • Changes in your cervix
  • Changes in levels of fats in your blood

Uncommon side-effects

  • Changes in appetite, increased or decreased
  • Hirsutism (unusual hairiness)
  • Dark patches on your skin
  • Gallstones
  • Aggravation of varicose veins
  • Hives (urticaria)
  • Hair loss
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Intolerance to a sugar called glucose

Rare side-effects

  • Erythema nodosum (tender red lumps under the skin)
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

Not known side-effects

  • Malignant or benign tumor in the liver
  • Worsening of porphyria, an inherited blood condition
  • Worsening of chorea, uncontrolled or jerky body movements
  • Inflammation of the optic nerve with symptoms such as blurred vision, partial or complete loss of sight
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Inflammatory or ischemic bowel disease with symptoms such as diarrhea, blood in stools, abdominal cramps, weight loss
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Worsening of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune condition
  • Intolerance to contact lenses
  • Stomach cramps
  • Decrease in folate levels in the blood

This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

Who should not take Alesse?

Avoid taking Alesse in cases of:

  • Hypertension
  • Blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Heart disorders
  • Kidney diseases
  • Breast cancer
  • A strong family history of breast cancer
  • Breast disorders including pain, thickening, discharge from nipples
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Eye disorders
  • Migraine
  • Liver disorders or jaundice
  • Fibroids
  • Gall bladder or pancreatic disorders
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Abnormal levels of fats in the bloodstream
  • Fibroid tumors of the uterus
  • A family history of heart attacks or blood clots
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Valve disorders
  • Sickle cell disease

Talk to your doctor before taking Alesse if:

  • You are taking any other medication, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • You are allergic to Alesse or any of its ingredients or have any other allergies.
  • You are allergic to any other medication.
  • You are taking any other drugs, over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, or nutritional supplements.
  • You wear contact lenses

You should avoid taking Alesse or consult your doctor before taking it if you are on any of the following medications:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Adapalene
  • Ampicillin
  • Acitretin
  • Antacids
  • Aripiprazole
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates
  • Carbamazepine
  • Celecoxib
  • Cholestyramine
  • Clofibrate
  • Clomipramine
  • Clozapine
  • Corticosteroid
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dabigatran
  • Deferasirox
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Exenatide
  • Flutamide
  • Heparin
  • Hiv Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
  • Hiv Protease Inhibitors
  • Lidocaine
  • Mifepristone
  • Mitotane
  • Mycophenolate
  • Meprobamate
  • Olanzapine
  • Ombitasvir
  • Pimozide
  • Paritaprevir
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisone
  • Primidone
  • Prucalopride
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampicin
  • Ritonavir
  • Rufinamide
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracyclines
  • Theophyllines
  • Tocilizumab
  • Ulipristal
  • Warfarin
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

It may not include all medications. So, in case you are on any medications, consult your doctor before taking Alesse.

When should you not take Alesse?

You should not take Alesse if:

  • It has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • The packaging shows signs of tampering.
  • Have surgery, or you will be confined to a bed or chair for a long time, like traveling on a long plane flight.

Besides, being exposed to the sun for long may increase the risk of melasma (blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin).

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