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Alesse Dosage

Not taking the correct Alesse dosage could result in unintentional pregnancy, so it's important that you take your dosage exactly as directed. The standard dose is one pill taken daily, at the same time each day. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the Alesse dosage as directed and in the correct order.

Alesse Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose of Alesse® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Although Alesse is quite effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
(Alesse is equivalent to Aviane®, Lutera™, Falmina™, and Orsythiabirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)

Alesse Dosage for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand). The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets contain no active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. If this happens, keep taking Alesse as usual.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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