Yasmin vs Alesse


  • Yasmin
  • What is Yasmin

    Yasmin is a birth control pill. It combines synthetic versions of two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and prevents pregnancy by: stopping ovulation, preventing the release of an egg; thickening cervical mucus so sperm has difficulty traveling into the uterus; preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the lining of the uterus.

  • Yasmin price

    $ 83.95 (Package 3mg + 0.03mg x 21 pills)

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  • Yasmin dosage

    Take one tablet by mouth at the same time every day. The failure rate may increase when pills are missed or taken incorrectly.

    To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Yasmin must be taken as directed, in the order directed on the blister pack. Single missed pills should be taken as soon as remembered.

    Begin taking Yasmin either on the first day of her menstrual period or on the first Sunday after the onset of her menstrual period.

    You should take one yellow Yasmin daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one white tablet daily on Days 22 through 28. Yasmin should be taken in the order directed on the package at the same time each day, preferably after the evening meal or at bedtime with some liquid, as needed. Yasmin can be taken without regard to meals.

    When switching from another birth control pill, Yasmin should be started on the same day that a new pack of the previous oral contraceptive would have been started.

    For postpartum women who do not breastfeed or after a second trimester abortion, start Yasmin no earlier than 4 weeks postpartum due to the increased risk of thromboembolism. If the patient starts Yasmin postpartum and has not yet had a period, evaluate for possible pregnancy, and instruct her to use an additional method of contraception until she has taken Yasmin for 7 consecutive days.

  • Side effects

    • nausea, vomiting, headache,
    • bloating, stomach cramps,
    • changes in weight or appetite,
    • breast tenderness or swelling,
    • nipple discharge,
    • freckles or darkening of facial skin,
    • increased hair growth,
    • loss of scalp hair,
    • problems with contact lenses,
    • vaginal itching or discharge,
    • changes in your menstrual periods.
    • 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 yasmin or alesse over the counter in the U.S.?

You can not buy yasmin 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.


Danna W.

I was on Yasmin a few years ago and had no problems at all whilst taking it. I have recently been on loestrin 20. After taking it for 3 months and having bleeding for 3 weeks out of 4 I have stopped and I am considering asking the doctor for Yasmin again!


I really like Yasmin. I have been using it for nine months and it has been great. It has been great for cramps and I have only experienced slight weight gain (due to increased cravings). The only side effect I had was nausea. I experienced nausea when I took the pill and did not have food in my stomach. If I ate before taking it, it was great! Overall, I have had a great experience with Yasmin.


I have been on Yasmine for 2 years. I did not take any weight with this pill and my periods are finally regulated! Also helped my skin! I suffer from migrains since I was 6 years old and this pill did not increase them. I was also on anxiety medication when I started this contraceptive and I did not get depressive one bit, even when I stopped my anxiety meds. I love yasmine!


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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