Aviane - Generic Alesse
Aviane, generic Alesse, has extra-low amounts of estrogen, making it an ultra-low-dose pill. The lower dose of estrogen may reduce unpleasant side effects that some women experience with estrogen. Other names for brand Alesse are Lutera, Vienva, and Falmina. Each pack contains 28 pills.
Ultra-Low-Dose Birth Control For Lighter Periods
The oral contraeptive Aviane, generic Alesse, contains 0.10mg (10 micrograms) of the progestin levonorgestrel and 0.02mg (micrograms) of ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen).
There are 3 categories of COC: standard dose, low-dose, and ultra-low-dose. A standard dose birth control pill may have between 35-40 micrograms of estrogen. Birth control pills that have 35 micrograms or less of estrogen are considered "low dose". Ultra-low-dose birth control pills contain 20 micrograms or less of estrogen.
What Are The Benefits of Low Estrogen Birth Control Pills?
Low-dose and ultra-low-dose birth control pills may be more tolerable for women who have had side effects from higher doses of estrogen in other birth control pills. Women can expect lighter periods with low-dose and ultra-low-dose birth control pills.
How Do Combination Birth Control Pills work?
Because Aviane contains a combination of two hormones (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol), it is considered a combination oral contraceptive (COC). It's also classifieds as "monophasic," because hormone level in each active pill remains the same throughout the cycle.
The active ingredients are synthetic sex hormones referred to as progestins and estrogens. They are lab-created so that they retain some of the properties of the hormones made by the body. These isolated, lab-created sex hormones help prevent pregnancy. Natural progesterone and estrogen created by the body support pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel / Ethinyl Estradiol Effectiveness
The form of progestin and estrogen in generic Alesse and other combination birth control pills are about 91% effective when taken as instructed, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.)
How Does Alesse Prevent Pregnancy?
Generic Alesse and all birth control pills prevent ovulation. If the ovaries succeed in egg release, the birth control pills prevent maturation of the egg. Another mechanic of action is thickening of cervical mucus. This makes it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. The other action is the prevention of uterine lining thickening. A thin uterine lining is not suitable for egg attachment.
What Are Off-Label Uses For Generic Alesse?
- Regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce heavy bleeding
- Reduce pain during the menstrual cycle
- Reduce risk for developing ovarian cysts
- Reduce risk for developing ovarian and uterine cancer
- Reduce acne breakouts
- Lower frequency of experiencing pelvic inflammatory disease
To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
For a complete list of precautions and warning, refer to the information included with your prescription. Always follow instructions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist.
Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol should not be taken by women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding.
Possible side effects of may include
- Fluid retention
- Breast tenderness
- Weight change
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Darkening of the skin
- Problems with contact lenses
If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and which types are safe for your unique situation.
No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.
This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.
Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.