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As a type of birth control pill, Alyacen helps to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the uterine lining, and changing the cervical mucus. The medicine comes in two different forms, which are actually generic versions of Ortho-Novum 1/35 and Ortho-Novum 7/7/7. It is important to take one pill a day, at the same time each day. Possible side effects include nausea, acne, and headaches.
What Is Alyacen?Alyacen™ (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. Two different types of Alyacen birth control pills are available:
- Alyacen 7/7/7, a triphasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum® 7/7/7)
- Alyacen 1/35, a monophasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum 1/35).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Alyacen may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
- Nausea (with or without vomiting)
- Breast tenderness
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods