II. Preparations (Levonorgestrel 100 mcg / Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg)

  1. Alesse
  2. Aviane
  3. Lessina
  4. Lutera
  5. Sronyx

III. Components

  1. Levonorgestrel 100 mcg (see preparation above)
  2. Ethinyl Estradiol 20 ug

IV. Effects

  1. Relative Progestational Activity: 0.5 (low)
  2. Estrogenic Activity: 17 (low)
  3. Androgenic Activity: 0.31 (moderate)

V. Pill associated problems

  1. Indications to switch to Ortho Cyclen
    1. Acne Vulgaris (lower androgen)
    2. Increased Appetite (lower Progestin)
    3. Major Depression provoked (lower Progestin)
    4. Break-through bleed days 1-9 (more Estrogen)
    5. Break-through bleed all of month (more Estrogen)
    6. Menses too light (more Estrogen, less Progestin)
  2. Indications to switch to Loestrin 1/20
    1. Breast Tenderness or engorgement (lower Estrogen)
    2. Headaches (lower Estrogen)
    3. Moodiness (less Estrogen or more Progestin)
    4. Weight gain (less Estrogen or more Progestin)
    5. Libido decreased (more androgen)
    6. Break-through bleed days 10-21 (more Progestin)
    7. Heavy Menses (more Progestin or less Estrogen)
    8. Dysmenorrhea or Menstrual Cramps (more Progestin)

VI. References

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Cost: Medications

aviane (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
AVIANE-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
lessina (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
LESSINA-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
lutera (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
LUTERA-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
sronyx (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
SRONYX 0.10-0.02 MG TABLET Generic $0.42 each

Ontology: Alesse (C0718340)

Concepts Hormone (T125) , Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Steroid (T110)
English Alesse, alesse