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Drug Guide    A   alesse-21

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alesse-21

Alesse-21
Oral Contraceptives


Alesse-21 is used to prevent pregnancy or to regulate your menstrual cycle. Certain brands of birth control pills may be used for treating acne or as a morning after pill for emergency contraception. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use of Alesse-21 does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).

ALTERNATE NAMES

Alesse-28, Lessina, Aviane, Levlite-28
 
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Avg Consumer Rating 3 out of 5
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alesse-21
Alesse-28, Lessina, Aviane, Levlite-28

Uses
Alesse-21 is used to prevent pregnancy or to regulate your menstrual cycle. Certain brands of birth control pills may be used for treating acne or as a morning after pill for emergency contraception. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use of Alesse-21 does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea and vomiting.
  • Females may experience vaginal bleeding.

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How To Use
  • Take Alesse-21 with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset.
  • Try to take Alesse-21 at the same time each day.
  • This may help you to remember to take it.
  • Learn proper use of your particular brand of medication.
  • Follow your dosing schedule carefully.
  • Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Use a supplemental form of birth control during the first week of taking Alesse-21 since it takes a while to be effective.
  • Follow your doctor s directions exactly if Alesse-21 is being used as a morning after pill.

Side Effects
  • Alesse-21 may cause dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, stomach upset, bloating, or nausea.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience: severe depression, groin or calf pain, sudden severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, lumps in the breast, weakness or tingling in the arms or legs, yellowing of the eyes or skin.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before you take Alesse-21, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including family medical history, especially: asthma, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, history of jaundice (yellowing skin/eyes) or high blood pressure during pregnancy, excessive weight gain or fluid retention during menstrual cycle, blood clots, heart attack, seizures, migraine headaches, breast cancer, high blood level of cholesterol or lipids (fats), diabetes, depression.
  • Depending on strength, Alesse-21 may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face (melasma).
  • Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma.
  • Sunlight may intensify this darkening and you may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps.
  • Consult your doctor regarding use of sunscreens and protective clothing.
  • It may take a long time for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills.
  • Consult your doctor.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes.
  • Birth-control pills slightly increase your risk of strokes, blood clots, high blood pressure, heart attacks, gallbladder disease, vision problems, and liver tumors.
  • Cigarette smoking (especially 15 or more cigarettes daily) and age (women older than 35/smokers or 40/nonsmokers years of age) further increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure and heart attacks.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the patient labeling which explains these risks in more detail.
  • Consult your doctor for any questions, including possible use in nonsmokers over 40 years of age.
  • If you are near-sighted or wear contact lenses, you may develop vision problems.
  • Also, your tolerance of the lenses may decrease.
  • Contact your eye doctor if these problems occur.
  • Before having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor that you take birth control pills.
  • Alesse-21 must not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • Alesse-21 passes into breast milk.
  • This may affect milk production and may have harmful effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Missed dose advice differs and depends on the brand used, and the number of doses missed.
  • Refer to the product package information for advice on missed doses.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking.
  • Drugs that may decrease the effectiveness of the pill include: griseofulvin, many antibiotics (e.g., penicillins, macrolides, tetracyclines, sulfas, cephalosporins), chloramphenicol, many seizure medications (e.g., phenytoin, barbiturates, primidone, carbamazepine), dapsone, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), modafinil, nevirapine, St John s wort, bosentan, certain HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., amprenavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir), troglitazone.
  • Ask your doctor if you should use additional birth control methods while taking any of Alesse-21s mentioned above while taking birth control pills.
  • Also tell your doctor if you use: thyroid hormone drugs, certain benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, chlordiazepoxide), prednisone-like drugs, certain antidepressants (e.g., tricyclics), beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol), blood thinners (anticoagulants such as warfarin), insulin.
  • This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., thyroid).
  • Inform all laboratory personnel that you use Alesse-21.
  • Birth control pills may significantly intensify the effects of alcohol.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist about this.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for alesse-21
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 40
Location: montreal
Time Taken: 6 days days

Reason: I am taking Alesse 21 to stop my period when I go on vacation next month, the dr has prescibed me 2 x 21 days, so I keep going until I get back Date: 18 February 2011
Side Effects
After day 6 this is horrible.... I get severe nausea....even gaging. My stomach is bloated as if I am going to get my period all the time. I get like heart-burns in my stomach that wants me to eat. But the nausea starts 2 minutes after taking it for a good 2 hours.

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Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 22
Location: PA
Time Taken: 7 years

Reason: Birth Control Date: 3 February 2010
Side Effects
Since I started taking it at such a young age (16) I experienced a widening of the hips at a faster pace which resulted in moderate stretch marks.

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