Alesse medicine is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. It thickens the vaginal fluid and changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to help the sperm reach an egg (fertilization) to prevent the attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it exits the body.
To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, ALESSE must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours. The dosage of ALESSE is one pink tablet daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one light-green inert tablet daily for 7 consecutive days, according to the prescribed schedule. It is recommended that ALESSE tablets be taken at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose of Alesse medicine take the dose as soon as you remember. If the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume your dosage schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Using more medication will not improve your symptoms, rather it can cause poisoning or serious side effects.
Here are rare and common side effects of Alesse such as Swelling, Weakness, Breakthrough bleeding, Changes in weight or appetite, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Bloating, This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. If you feel any type of side effects after using this medicine take medical help immediately.
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any estrogen such as Ethinyl estradiol, mestranol or any progestin, Or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which may cause allergies or other problems. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, in particular: blood clots, blood clotting disorder, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, previous heart attack,