Gynecology Book



Aka: Alesse, Aviane, Lessina, Lutera, Sronyx, Kurvelo
  1. See Also
    1. Oral Contraceptive
    2. Oral Contraceptive Drug Interaction
    3. Oral Contraceptive Selection
    4. Oral Contraceptive Side Effect Management
    5. Oral Contraceptive-Related Uterine Bleeding Management
  2. Preparations (Levonorgestrel 100 mcg / Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg)
    1. Alesse
    2. Aviane
    3. Lessina
    4. Lutera
    5. Sronyx
    6. Kurvelo
  3. Components
    1. Levonorgestrel 100 mcg (see preparation above)
    2. Ethinyl Estradiol 20 ug
  4. Effects
    1. Relative Progestational Activity: 0.5 (low)
    2. Estrogenic Activity: 17 (low)
    3. Androgenic Activity: 0.31 (moderate)
  5. 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)
  6. References
    1. Cerel-Suhl (1999) Am Fam Physician 60(7):2073 [PubMed]
    2. Speroff (1993) Obstet Gynecol 81:1034-47 [PubMed]
    3. Dickey (1998) Managing Contraceptive Pill Patients
Medication Costs
Kurvelo (on 6/18/2017 at
Kurvelo #28 tablets for $9.00 $0.32 each
aviane (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
AVIANE-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
lessina (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
LESSINA-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
lutera (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
LUTERA-28 TABLET Generic $0.42 each
sronyx (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
SRONYX 0.10-0.02 MG TABLET Generic $0.42 each
kurvelo (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
KURVELO TABLET Generic $0.47 each
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Alesse (C0718340)

Concepts Hormone (T125) , Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Steroid (T110)
English Alesse, alesse
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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