There is only one standard Alyacen dosage -- one pill taken once a day. There are two different strengths of Alyacen available, and each package contains 28 pills. Regardless of the strength you use, make sure to take your pills consistently, at the same time every day. If you miss any doses, you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of AlyacenThere is only one standard dosage of Alyacen™ (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although the contraceptive is effective when taken as directed, taking it incorrectly significantly increases the risk of pregnancy. If at any time you are unsure of how to take Alyacen, do not hesitate to call your healthcare provider or pharmacist for further instructions.
- Alyacen 1/35 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets that do not contain any hormones
- Alyacen 7/7/7 -- Contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:
Day 1 to 7 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
Day 8 to 14 -- 0.75 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
Day 15 to 21 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
Day 22 to 28 -- No active ingredients.