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More Info on Alyacen Indications

How Does This Contraceptive Work?

As mentioned, Alyacen is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill used today. It contains a combination of two different types of hormones: an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone).
 
Alyacen primarily prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It alters the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Alyacen?

This medication is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not had their first menstrual period.
 

Is Alyacen Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Alyacen for something other than contraception. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label uses for Alyacen include treatment of the following conditions:
 
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Alyacen Birth Control Information

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