Alesse (pronounced "A-less")

    Wyeth will soon promote Alesse (pronounced "A-less")...a new LOW-dose oral contraceptive.

    It contains just 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 100 mcg of less than the amount of estrogen and progestin in Nordette or Levlen.

    Alesse seems to be as effective as Nordette...and will cost about the same.

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