Alesse (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) is a prescribed birth control that consists of two hormones (estrogen and progestin) to prevent pregnancy. Alesse works by stopping the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle.
Women can save on the cost of Alesse 20/0.1 mcg/mg by comparing prices at Canadian and international online pharmacies with discount prices available at U.S. pharmacies. The Alesse brand name has actually been discontinued in the U.S.; there are other brands and generic versions currently on the market that have the same active ingredients. Otherwise, talk to your doctor about potentially ordering online from an international pharmacy.
The total price includes shipping fees which typically cover an entire order, making it more economical to purchase multiple medications in the same order.
U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted - although it is technically not legal for individuals to import most prescription drugs. The U.S FDA regulates the safety and efficacy of medications sold in U.S. pharmacies. Medications dispensed from outside the U.S. are regulated for safety and efficacy by pharmaceutical/pharmacy regulatory authorities in other countries. Read how regulations may differ by country.
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