Alesse 28 (Oral)

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missed pills/ should i take pills as a morning after substitute?

my question is..... I had been out of town and didnt have my birthcontrol pills bc i finished my pack while out of town and then started my period as usual. when i called to refil they told me i was out of re-fils and i was suppost to start my new pac...
by victoria in marietta, GA, 07/07/2006

Haven't had my period yet

I am 19. I had an ovarian cyst the size of a small watermelon removed in March. When I went back for my check up in April, my doctor put me on Alesse 28. I began taking it exactly as she directed. I have never missed a pill or been late on taking the ...
by Melissa in Houston, TX, 06/07/2006

multiple months

I have been on alesse 28 for 3 months and I was wondering if it was ok to skip taking the green pills one cycle and just continue on with the pink ones. like so i dont get my period that month someone had told me it was ok and i just want to make sure...
by Lisa in alberta canada, 03/05/2006

Will missing birth control pills cause your period to be late?

I am taking Alesse 28, the birth control pill and I missed two pills earlier this month. I caught up on them, but now my period is 4 days late. Is this normal or should i be worrying about something worse?
by Cass in Canada, 12/28/2005

party pills what can happen to people hu tke it?

i wanna fnd out wat party pills can do to you because i am doing this mag page 4 teenagers so i wanna know what party pills can do to you and how it will harm you   Thanks 4 listening peace owt!
by rae, 06/26/2007

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Alesse 28 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Alesse 28 (Oral)

Alesse 28 (Oral) Medication Classification


Alesse 28 (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Alesse 28 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Alesse 28 (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Alesse 28 (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Alesse 28 (Oral) Storage

Store Alesse 28 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Alesse 28 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Alesse 28 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Alesse 28 (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Alesse 28 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

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