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Alyacen 7/7/7 is a triphasic oral contraceptive designed to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. Alyacen 7/7/7 contains two female hormones, estrogen and progestin, that work together to primarily stop the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). If an egg is released, Alyacen 7/7/7 prevents pregnancy by thickening vaginal fluid to stop sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and induces changes to the uterine wall to prevent fertilized eggs from attaching (implantation). Our team at Nurx™ can prescribe Alyacen 7/7/7 at special request or can offer the generic equivalent Nortrel 7/7/7 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $25 without insurance.
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- How Is Alyacen 7/7/7 Used?
Alyacen 7/7/7 comes in a one-month supply of 28 tablets that are taken at the same time each day. There are 21 active tablets containing a varied dose of estrogen and progestin followed by seven inert tablets that serve primarily as reminder pills. The schedule for taking Alyacen 7/7/7 is:
- Take seven white or off-white tablets containing the hormone dose 0.05 mg of norethindrone (progestin) and 0.035 of ethinyl estradiol (estrogen).
- Take seven light peach tablets containing the hormone dose 0.75 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg ethinyl estradiol.
- Take seven peach tablets containing the hormone dose 1 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol.
- Take seven light-green inert tablets to keep you on a daily schedule.
While you're taking the seven green tablets, you should have your period. Even if you don't get your period, begin the next pack of Alyacen 7/7/7 the day after taking the last green tablet.
Alyacen 7/7/7 has other health benefits, as well, and may help to regulate periods and encourage lighter, less painful periods. Alyacen 7/7/7 may help decrease instances of ovarian cysts in the short-term while protecting against ovarian cancer with long-term use.
For Alyacen 7/7/7 to be most effective, store it in a cool, dry place that is easy to remember so you don't forget to take your medication at the same time every day. Keep out of the reach of children and away from direct sunlight.
- Is Alyacen 7/7/7 Easy to Get?
Alyacen 7/7/7 is a prescription medication that requires a doctor's approval. Alyacen is available at most participating pharmacies and has a retail cost of $32 for a one-month pack. Some insurance plans may cover all or part of the cost of your medication; check with your insurance provider to find out if your medication is covered. Even if you're not insured, our team at Nurx can help prescribe your medication at a reduced cost and deliver it conveniently to your home.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Alyacen 7/7/7?
Since certain conditions can be worsened when introducing oral contraceptives, let our medical team here at Nurx know about your existing conditions or if you have testing scheduled.
Women who are undergoing treatment for hepatitis C are cautioned against using hormonal contraceptives since they can elevate liver enzymes. It's best to wait until hep C treatments are complete before starting Alyacen 7/7/7. Diabetic women are advised to monitor blood sugar levels while taking oral contraceptives since progestin may increase insulin secretions.
There may be increased risks for heart attack and stroke for women who are hypertensive or who are over 35 and smoke cigarettes. Women with high blood pressure or who continue to smoke over age 35 may consider alternative birth control to reduce their risks.
Women who wear contact lenses may experience difficulty wearing their lenses or experience vision problems while taking Alyacen 7/7/7. Speak with your vision care specialist to determine if Alyacen 7/7/7 will interfere with your contact lenses.
Some lab tests may be compromised by oral contraceptives. If you have any upcoming tests or elective surgeries scheduled, wait until your procedures are complete before starting Alyacen 7/7/7.
Allergic reactions are rare and if you have had an allergic reaction to estrogen, you may consider a progestin-only mini pill instead of Alyacen 7/7/7. Seek medical attention if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction like difficulty breathing, developing a rash, or swelling of the face, throat, or tongue.
Alyacen 7/7/7 is a highly-effective (99%) birth control when used correctly and consistently, but it does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
When starting a new medication, side effects can occur while your body is adjusting. Most side effects are mild and go away within a few cycles. Most women who experience side effects report them as bloating, headache, breast tenderness, and fluid retention. Women with conditions that cause fluid retention may experience a more pronounced effect from Alyacen 7/7/7. Breakthrough bleeding may occur but should regulate after a while. Notify your Nurx medical provider if side effects don't go away, if they become a concern, or if you suffer serious side effects.
Most serious side effects are rare. Serious side effects may include lumps in the breast, severe abdominal pain, or sudden heavy bleeding.
- Can I Take Alyacen 7/7/7 With Other Medications?
Yes, but with precautions. It's always a good idea to have a list of medications or supplements you're taking so that you can inform your Nurx medical provider and avoid complications or interactions with other medications.
Instances for interactions are fairly low but can be made worse by underlying risk factors. The effectiveness of some meds may decline when mixed with other medications and increase your risk of pregnancy.
Alyacen 7/7/7 can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics and anti-seizure medications. In turn, Alyacen 7/7/7 may lose its effectiveness when combined with over-the-counter herbal supplements, particularly St. John's wort. Let your Nurx medical provider know about over-the-counter and prescription meds you're taking to be informed about how Alyacen 7/7/7 might mix with your other meds.
- Can I Buy Alyacen 7/7/7 Online Through Nurx?
We can get Alyacen for you by special request. Speak with one of our Nurx team members to learn more about how you can get a prescription for Alyacen or an equivalent that is just as safe and effective.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver Alyacen 7/7/7 If I Bought It Online?
Generally, orders arrive in your mailbox in about a week and the shipping is free. You can choose to have your medication delivered discreetly to your home or choose to pick up your meds at your local pharmacy. Special request orders might take slightly longer.
- Who Makes Alyacen 7/7/7?
Alyacen is manufactured and distributed by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.
- What Should I Know About Triphasic Birth Control?
Triphasic birth control may be prescribed if you have had any issues with previous steady-dose oral contraceptives. Triphasic birth control means the hormone progestin is delivered in varying doses throughout the cycle of 21 active tablets. Triphasic pills may help reduce instances of side effects and the effects on metabolism. If you're not sure if a triphasic oral contraceptive is right for you, talk to us here at Nurx to learn more about the benefits of Alyacen 7/7/7.
- Can Alyacen 7/7/7 Treat Acne?
Yes, it can. Alyacen 7/7/7 can help reduce the amount of pore-clogging sebum the body produces to help clear skin and reduce breakouts. Keep in mind that you may need to take your medication for a month or more before you see results.
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