is a prescription drug that is known as a combined oral contraceptive
. This birth control pill
is called a combined oral contraceptive because it contains a combination of two different types of hormones: estrogen and progestin. The medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
Common side effects of this product include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches
. It is important that you take Alesse every day and at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.