I love Aviane and I have no complaints! But I'm wondering if there is another pill similar that isn't as expensive, perhaps a generic??
Aviane (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive (commonly known as a birth control pill). The drug is a generic version of Alesse.
Generic Alesse is sold under the names Aviane (made by Barr Laboratories), Lutera (made by Watson Laboratories), and Orsythia (made by Patheon, Inc., for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals USA). The generic names of birth control pills can be confusing; the names are long, and several different products can have the same generic name, even though they are different. To avoid confusion, manufacturers of generic birth control pills give their versions a "brand name," instead of using the standard generic name. These products are still generics, even though they seem like brand-name products, due to their names.
However, please ask your gynecologist to prescribe the most suitable generic for you, take care, please do not change meds without seeking medical advice.
Thanks & best wishes!
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