Alesse (Levonorgestrel 0.75+005 mg)
The active substance of the branded medication Alesse is manufactured and marketed by various pharmaceutical companies. You can find these birth control pills if you look for Generic Alesse but make sure to clarify what formulation you purchase as there are two types of oral pills – regular birth control pills that should be taken daily and emergency pills that are taken only after an unprotected sexual intercourse. Read our guide to know how and when to use the preparation safely.
Brand name: Alesse
Generic name: Levonorgestrel
Indications: Birth control, Oral contraception, Prevention of pregnancy
Benefits: Helps to avoid unwanted pregnancy and normalize periods
Analogs: Levonorgestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol
Generic Alesse (Levonorgestrel 0.75+005 mg) guide:
What is the medication sold as Alesse?
Alesse is a brand of oral contraceptives or birth control pills for women. This brand is owned by Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical company but the same medication is also made and distributed by other pharmaceutical concerns but it is registered under other names. These medications can be found if you want to buy Alesse but cheaper – you should look for Generic Alesse to do so.
The active substance of the medication, Levonorgestrel, was discovered in the early 1960s and first used as a birth control medication in 1968.
Levonorgestrel is an artificially made progestin, a steroid female hormone, with a birth control effect due to gestagenic and antiestrogenic features.
When taken by mouth following the regular dose regimen, the preparation interferes with ovulation and fertilization (getting pregnant). Levonorgestrel agent can as well promote the alterations in the endometrium that make the implantation of a fertilized egg impossible during the birth control means use. Besides, Alesse pills elevate the tenacity of the cervix discharges, which doesn’t allow the sperm to advance. But you must note that the preparation is ineffective if the implantation had happened.
There are different types of the medication. There are pills that are taken daily to prevent unwanted pregnancy, emergency pills taken only after an unprotected sex, and intra-vaginal systems set up by a gynecologist to regulate the uterus function. The preparation is used as a post-sex emergency contraception after an unprotected sex and as a long-term contraception, hormonal imbalance, and prevention of endometrial hyperplasia development in estrogen-replacement therapy but in different forms. If you need to order Alesse, please clarify with your gynecologist what form of the preparation is needed and the consult our pharmacists whether we have a suitable formulation for you or not.
For the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, the emergency preparation must be received as soon as possible and not later than 72 hours after an intercourse if you haven’t used any other contraception. The more time passes after an intercourse, the lower it the efficiency of the pills. The efficiency of the medication is ninety-five percent within first twenty-four hours, eighty-five percent within 24-48 hours, and only 58% if more than 48 hours passed. It is not encouraged to use the pills more frequently than once every four to six months.
What is Generic Alesse?
We have already mentioned that the agent on which this branded medication Alesse is based was discovered in the early 1960s which makes it legal for different pharmaceutical companies make the same medications but sell them under different names. There is a variety of generics based on Levonorgestrel. Some of them are used as a long-term contraception and need to be taken daily while others are used only after an unprotected sex and not more frequently than once in 4-6 months. Therefore, before you buy Generic Alesse, you need to clarify with your gynecologist what formulation is needed for you. Then, if you want to order the pills from our pharmacy, you need to consult our pharmacists to be sure that you are getting the correct medication.
You don’t need to worry that the generic is inferior to the branded medicine. Yes, it is cheaper but not because of the bad quality but because the branded medication is highly overpriced. The cost of the research to come up with the formula had returned multiple times already and the pills should cost much less money. The price of the generic medication is the actual price of the production plus a small margin for the manufacturer to gain the profit.