This drug is basically recommended for birth control by preventing pregnancy by women who use it as a contraceptive. The natural female hormones present in it terminate the release of egg from the ovary. With hardened uterine lining, it gets difficult for the sperm to reach the uterus.
How to Take Drug
Alesse as prescribed is to be taken from the first Sunday after the completion of periods. The most essential criteria is to set aside a particular time for taking the medicine as missing pills can pose risks of pregnancy. A tablet should be taken for one day in case of 28 days cycle. And again in case of 21 days cycle, one tablet should be taken for each day. At times, if there are tablets left in the birth control pack, the patient should continue over with a new one, discarding the one currently used. There should be regular diagnosis of the medication by the doctor.
The dosage of Alesse should be strictly according to the doctor's medication. In case of previous jaundice history, high blood pressure, depression, cholesterol problems and tuberculosis, the usage of Alesse should be immediately stopped as it could lead to risk of life. There are chances that the birth control hormones present in Alesse can harm the baby by passing into the breast milk. Therefore, patients who have been recently pregnant should not use Alesse.
Alesse basically reacts with breast milk and hence, decreases its efficiency. Barbiturate sedatives and HIV drugs if used along with Alesse, further effect it's functioning.
Adverse Effects with Alesse
The main side effects of Alesse are retention of body fluid, melasma and excessive bleeding in vagina. Other than these, it also causes tenderness of breasts, infections in vagina, and hair loss of scalp. The mild effects of this contraceptive are headache, dizziness and nausea. It causes a general ill feeling with swift changes in mood and sleeping patterns.
The missing of pills can cause serious risks relating to pregnancy. It also creates a delay in the starting of pack. Being just seven days off with the pills needs immediate diagnosis for pregnancy. Spotting and light bleeding will be there in the initial stages but later on periods will stop. But, then, to compensate the missed pills, taking of extra pills can cause stomachache.
Overdose Effects of Alesse
Alesse had mild overdose effects like vomiting, nausea and dizziness. But, there has been no antidote devised to settle down its effects. Still, the patient needs emergent medical attention in such a case.
This medication should be stored t 23 degree Celsius and away from the reach of children. Moisture should also be avoided.