Prescription required

Alysena

TABLET(S)

Manufacturer name:  

apotex inc

Generic name:  

levonorgestrel/e.estradiol

Strengths:  

02mg, 02mg

Best online pharmacy in Canada

Refill medications, manage & order your prescriptions from your phone with PocketPills

What would you like to do?

info

Refill your Alysena prescription

Consult a doctor for Alysena over call

Upload your Alysena prescription

Enter your phone to save time & money

+1

By proceeding, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

What is Alysena?

What are the uses of Alysena?

How do you use Alysena?

Search Pricing

FAQs

What is Alysena?

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

What are the uses of Alysena?

Alysena is a birth control pill. The hormones estrogen and progestin in this pill prevent pregnancy by:

  • Preventing ovulation (release of the egg) during the menstrual cycle.
  • Making the vaginal fluid thicker to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
  • Altering the uterine lining, preventing attachment of the fertilized egg.
Alysena may also help to regularize periods, treat acne, decrease blood loss during periods, and lower the risk of ovarian cysts.

How do you use Alysena?

Alysena 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. Then start with the new pack.
Alysena 28 comes as a pack of 28 pills. Take the medication pill for 21 days, followed by a reminder pill for seven days. Then start with the new pack.
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 the same time every day, 24 hours apart.
If it is the first time you are taking this pill, start the pill 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 are switching 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:

  • 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 any day method, discard the pack and start with the new pack on the sameday. 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.

Search Alysena price

ALYSENA (0.1/0.02MG) 28'S

Quantity

Total no. of TABLET(S)

Insurance coverage

We accept all insurance plans

Estimated copay

$9.14

Drug cost

$10.71

Dispensing fee

$7.00

Delivery cost

FREE

Insurance coverage

$8.57

**Actual price will depend on the insurance coverage in your province

Alysena frequently asked questions

What are the side-effects and risks of Alysena?

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 medication on your own.
Minor side-effects include:

  • Acne
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Change in appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Altered sexual activity
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Swelling of feet and ankle
  • Spotting between periods
In most cases, these symptoms subside on their own. If they continue to persist, consult your doctor.
Moderate side-effects include:

  • Change in bleeding pattern during the menstrual cycle
  • High blood pressure
  • Lump(s) in the breast
  • Severe headaches
  • Blotchy, brown spots on the skin
  • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the upper abdomen
  • Varicose veins
  • Vaginal infection
  • Urinary tract infection (increased frequency of urination, pain while urinating, lower back pain)
  • Mood changes with poor concentration and changes in sleep
  • Liver problems, such as yellowing of the skin, nausea, and vomiting, and weight loss
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.
Severe side-effects

  • Blood clot in blood vessels
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
In case of any symptoms, contact your healthcare professional immediately.

Who should not take Alysena?

Avoid taking Alysena in cases of:

  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Undergoing surgery
  • Hypertension
  • Blood clots
  • Smoking
  • Heart disorders
  • Breast cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Eye disorders
  • Migraine
  • Liver disorders
  • Fibroids
  • Gall bladder disorders
You should avoid taking Alysena or consult your doctor before taking it if you are on any of the following medications:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Adapalene
  • Ampicillin
  • Acitretin
  • Antacids
  • Aripiprazole
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Celecoxib
  • Cholestyramine
  • Clomipramine
  • Clozapine
  • Corticosteroid
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dabigatran
  • Deferasirox
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Exenatide
  • Flutamide
  • Heparin
  • Hiv Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
  • Hiv Protease Inhibitors
  • Lidocaine
  • Mifepristone
  • Mitotane
  • Mycophenolate
  • Olanzapine
  • Pimozide
  • Prucalopride
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin
  • Rufinamide
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracyclines
  • Theophyllines
  • Tocilizumab
  • Ulipristal
  • Warfarin
It may not include all medications. So, in case you are on any medications, consult your doctor before taking Alysena.

When should you not take Alysena?

You should not take Alysena if:

  • It has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • The packaging shows signs of tampering.

Recent posts

03/06/2021

What Is A Beta Blocker and How Does It Help with Heart Diseases?

Beta-blockers are a class of drugs that work by blocking the effect of the hormone adrenaline. By doing so, they reduce the load off your heart and lower blood pressure….

READ MORE

chevron_right
27/05/2021

What Are Some Common Warning Signs of Heart Disease or Failure?

Each heart problem, such as congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and heart attack, may share similar symptoms. However, they need a different treatment approach. Knowing more about them and…

READ MORE

chevron_right
26/05/2021

Treating Heart Disease Symptoms with Bisoprolol: Side Effects

Bisoprolol belongs to the class of drug known as beta-blockers. This medicine blocks the effect of adrenaline, a stress hormone, on the heart. It is mainly prescribed for high blood…

READ MORE

chevron_right
20/05/2021

How Effective Is Bisoprolol In Lowering Blood Pressure?

Hypertension is a long-term condition where the resistance to the blood flow is increased.  Many factors including narrowing of the arteries can increase your blood pressure. If left unattended, it…

READ MORE

chevron_right
20/05/2021

How to Deal with Smoking Cessations & Quitting Smoking?

We all know smoking is harmful to health. It may cause breathing problems, stroke, cancer, and heart attack. Besides, secondhand smoke may result in respiratory problems and asthma.  Fortunately, various…

READ MORE

chevron_right
18/05/2021

How to Cope with Withdrawal Symptoms Arising When Quitting Smoking?

Chewing tobacco, cigarettes, and cigars are made up of dried tobacco leaves that contain nicotine. But nicotine and other additives are added to make smoking pleasurable. These chemicals harm your…

READ MORE

chevron_right

Top prescribed drugs

Required in all British Columbia Pharmacies. Pharmacy practice issues may be reported to the College of Pharmacists of BC

Get Started

Enter your phone number so we can provide telephonic consultation and send medication delivery updates

+1

By proceeding, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy


Refill your Alysena prescription 

You don't have to wait in line at the store to fill your prescriptions. You can have your doctor fax your prescription to them, input the details of your old pharmacy online, or take a picture of your prescription with the online pharmacy app.

Consult a doctor for Alysena over call

Skip the waiting room! See a Canadian doctor online, for free and get treated for any common condition on your phone. 

*Note: Fully covered with a British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba or Ontario health card

Upload your Alysena prescription

Upload a picture of your prescription(s), allowing us to receive an image of your prescription and begin the process of filling your prescription(s). However, we will require the original hard copy of your prescription to be sent to us in order to complete filling your prescription.