Desogen vs Alesse


  • Desogen
  • What is Desogen

    Desogen is a birth control pills. Desogen, which requires a prescription, contains ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel. These hormones work together to prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg. Additionally, it changes the mucus that coats your cervix and the lining of your uterus which make it harder for sperm to travel to fertilize an egg.

  • Desogen price

    $ 34.95 (Package 0.15mg + 30mcg x 21 pills)

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  • Desogen dosage

    To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, desogen pills must be taken exactly as directed, at the same time every day, and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours. The possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of use of Desogen tablets should be considered. A woman can begin to take Desogen either on the first Sunday after the onset of her menstrual period or on the first day of her menstrual period. When switching from another oral contraceptive, Desogen should be started on the same day that a new pack of the previous oral contraceptive would have been started.

    When initiating a Sunday start regimen, another method of contraception, such as condoms or spermicide, should be used for the first 7 consecutive days of taking Desogen pills.

    Tablets are taken daily without interruption as follows: One white tablet is taken daily for 21 days, followed by 1 green tablet daily for 7 days. For all subsequent cycles, the patient then begins a new 28-tablet regimen on the next day after taking the last green tablet.

    If you misses 1 white tablet in Weeks 1, 2, or 3, you should take the missed tablet as soon as you remembers. If you misses 2 consecutive white tablets in Week 1 or Week 2, you should take 2 tablets the day she remembers and 2 tablets the next day; thereafter, you should resume taking 1 tablet daily until you finishes the cycle pack.

  • Side effects

    • nausea, vomiting,
    • stomach cramping, bloating,
    • headache, dizziness,
    • vaginal discomfort/irritation/itching,
    • increased vaginal fluids or discharge,
    • breast tenderness/enlargement/swelling,
    • nipple discharge,
    • freckles or darkening of facial skin,
    • increased hair growth,
    • loss of scalp hair,
    • changes in weight or appetite,
    • decreased sex drive.


  • Alesse
  • What is Alesse

    Alesse is an estrogen and progestin combination contraceptive pill used to prevent women from getting pregnant. Levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol (Alesse generic name) is a combination drug which has female hormones that prevent ovulation. In addition, birth control pills increases the thickness of vaginal fluid to help prevent fertilization.

  • Alesse price

    $ 29.95 (Package 0.25mg + 0.05mg x 21 pills)

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  • Alesse dosage

    To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Alesse must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours. The dosage of ALESSE-28 is one pink tablet daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one light-green inert tablet daily for 7 consecutive days, according to the prescribed schedule. It is recommended that ALESSE-28 tablets be taken at the same time each day.

    The dispenser should be kept in the wallet supplied to avoid possible fading of the pills. If the pills fade, patients should continue to take them as directed.

    The possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of medication should be considered. You should to begin taking ALESSE on either the first Sunday after the onset of menstruation or on Day 1 of menstruation.

    After the first cycle of use you begins your next and all subsequent courses of tablets on the day after taking your last light-green tablet. You should follow the same dosing schedule: 21 days on pink tablets followed by 7 days on light-green tablets. If in any cycle you starts tablets later than the proper day, you should protect herself against pregnancy by using a nonhormonal back-up method of birth control until you have taken a pink tablet daily for 7 consecutive days.

    Alesse may be initiated no earlier than day 28 postpartum in the nonlactating mother or after a second trimester abortion due to the increased risk for thromboembolism. Alesse may be initiated immediately after a first trimester abortion or miscarriage.

  • Side effects

    • breast tenderness or swelling,
    • breakthrough bleeding,
    • changes in weight or appetite,
    • headache, nausea, vomiting,
    • stomach cramps, bloating,
    • nipple discharge,
    • freckles or darkening of facial skin,
    • loss of scalp hair or increased hair growth,
    • problems with contact lenses,
    • vaginal itching or discharge,
    • decreased sex drive,
    • changes in your menstrual periods.

Questions & Answers

Where to buy desogen or alesse over the counter in the U.S.?

You can not buy desogen and alesse without prescription in the US, Canada, UK and most other countries in the world. You need to get a prescription for birth control pills from your doctor before being able to access the meds. If you have a prescription, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart or any other online pharmacy will sell drugs for you.



Hey you. I was on Desogen for 8 years! I am 5'5" 107-115 lbs. I actually have tried 6 different pills until I found this one. It was the best for my body type and without all the side effects. The others made me gain weight and made my stomach bloat. Hope this helped.


I was on Desogen for about six months, and I LOVE IT!!! But I was sad when I found out from my pharmacy that Desogen is no longer on formulary. Because of it, I would have to pay full price and it is too expensive. So pharmacist told me to switch to generic version which is Apri. Is there anything I should be aware of?


I've been on alesse for almost a year now, and i have never had any problems with my period at all, it has always been regular. But this month, for some odd reason on my last day of the pill whic was satuday i started having this brownish discharge, i did not get that much but i've been having it for the past three days, and the discharge can vary from normal to clotty, and I am kind of worried I am suppose to be gettin my period tomorrow is this normal. Every one has been telling me it is the residue of my old period, and I did go to dominican last month wen I was on my period so maybe it is the temperature change? please if you have any info on what this might mean, it is kind of getting me nervous thanks.


I've been off birth control (the pill-Alesse) for several years. It caused awful bouts of reocurring gingivitis. I've had no negative side affects. I've very in tune with my body now & don't have to worry about when my cycle is going to start because it always start on time... that and the natural signals you body sends: bloating, breast tenderness, going into heat, PMS related mental breakdowns, etc. I've always been one to keep tampons everywhere at all times anyway. Wait, I guess that would be a negative side affect. Some months I do have serious PMS, I think I have that new thing, PMDD. I've never experianced this while on the pill (I was on the pill from age 14-22). But I don't believe in medication so I just sit & cry or play PS2 all day and mope... or shop. That PMS causes a shopaholic affect on me too.

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