The Web Health


Alyacen 7/7/7 (birth control)

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (birth control) [ETH-in-il-ess-tra-DYE-ole-and-nor-ETH-in-drone]
The brand names are: Alyacen 1/35, Alyacen 7/7/7, Aranelle Aurovela 1.5/30, Aurovela 1/20,… show all the 74 brands.
Drug classes: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

What is Alyacen 7/7/7?

Alyacen 7/7/7 is a birth control pill that contains feminine hormones that block the ovulation process (the release of eggs from the ovary). The medication can also cause changes to your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it difficult for sperm cells to get into the uterus as well as making it harder for fertilised eggs to connect to your uterus.Alyacen 7/7/7 is used to provide contraception to avoid pregnancy. Alyacen 7/7/7 can also be utilised to manage moderate acne for women who are fifteen years old or older and who have begun menstrual periods and want to use birth hormone pills to control their periods. There are a variety of brands of ethinyl estradiol as well as norethindrone. There aren't all the brands listed in this leaflet.Alyacen 7/7/7 can be used to treat other conditions that are not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Alyacen 7/7/7

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

This medication could cause severe adverse consequences. Take this medicine off and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Indications of symptoms of a stroke—sudden weakness or numbness, a serious headache, and slurred speech. Issues with balance or vision;
  • Symptoms that a blood clot has formed inside the lung, such as chest pain, a rapid or loud cough or shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting up blood;
  • Symptom that a blood clot is deep within the body, such as pain or swelling on one side of the leg.
  • Heart attack symptoms include chest pressure or pain, expanding into your shoulder or jaw, nausea, and sweating.
  • Liver problems: swelling in the midsection area, left-sided stomach discomfort, loss of appetite dark urine, black stool, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • High blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, and pounding inside your neck or ear;
  • Depression: mood changes, feelings of self-worth devaluation, a loss of enthusiasm for things you previously loved, and new sleep issues thoughts about harming yourself
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet; lumps in your breasts;
  • A change in the frequency or intensity of migraine-related headaches

Common side effects of Alyacen/7/7 might include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Tenderness in the breast or bleeding that is bursting
  • Headaches, or problems with contacts lenses.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects.If you have a concern, report it to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Do not take birth control pills if you're pregnant or if you've recently had a child.You shouldn't make use of birth control medications if you suffer from uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart disease, coronary arterial disease, circulatory problems (especially associated with diabetes), undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver disease, cancer, or severe migraine headaches in the event that you are also taking a certain hepatitis C medication, if you are scheduled for major surgery, if you smoke and you are older than 35 years old, or if you have ever suffered an attack on your heart, a stroke, a blood clot, jaundice triggered by birth control pills or breast cancer vagina, uterus/cervix, or uterus.Smoking, particularly if you are over 35 or are taking birth control pills, may increase the chance of having a stroke, blood clots, or a heart attack.

Prior to use this drug

Birth control pills may increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. You're more at risk if you suffer from high blood pressure and insulin resistance, high cholesterol, or are obese. Your risk of suffering from stroke or blood clots is highest in the first year of using birth pills to control your weight. The risk increases when you start taking birth pills for control after not taking them for four weeks or more.Smoking increases the chance of having blood clots, strokes, or heart attacks that are caused by birth control medications, particularly for those over 35 years old.Do not take it if you're expecting. Stop using Alyacen 7/7/7 and notify your doctor as soon as you are pregnant or if you have missed two menstrual periods in one row. If you've had the birth of a child, you should wait at least four weeks before using birth medication to prevent pregnancy.

It is not recommended to take contraceptives if:

  • Untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure and heart diseases (chest pain and coronary artery disease; the history of stroke, heart attack, or a blood clot);
  • An increased chance of getting blood clots as a result of an issue with the heart or hereditary blood disorder
  • Circulatory problems (especially those related to the condition of diabetes);
  • An antecedent history of hormone-related cancer as well as cancers of the breast, vagina, or uterus/cervix;
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding that isn't being examined by the doctor;
  • The liver, or cancer of the liver;
  • Extremely severe headaches due to migraine (with the appearance of numbness, aura, weakening of vision, or other changes), particularly when you are over 35 years old;
  • An occurrence of jaundice that was caused by birth pills for control
  • If you are a smoker and older than 35,
  • If you take any hepatitis C medication containing ombitasvir, paritaprevir, or ritonavir with or without dasabuvir.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Heart issues, high blood pressure, or if you're susceptible to blood clots.
  • Triglycerides or high cholesterol, or if you're obese,
  • Depression;
  • A seizure or migraine headache;
  • Diabetes, gallbladder disease, underactive thyroid;
  • Kidney or liver disease and
  • Irregular menstrual cycles, fibrocystic breast cancer lumps, nodules, or abnormal mammograms.

Check with your doctor to see if it is safe to breastfeed while taking this medication.

How to take Alyacen 7/7/7?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read all medication guides or instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed.You might need to consider using backup birth control, for example, condoms containing spermicide, before you start taking this medication. Follow your doctor's advice.Each day, take one pill and no more than 24 hours between. If the pills are empty and you are unable to take another, begin a new one the next day. It is possible to become pregnant if you don't take one pill a day.Certain birth control kits include "reminder" pills to keep you on the same cycle. Your period usually begins after you take these pills to remind you of your period.Make sure you have a backup birth control pill if you're sick with severe vomiting or diarrhoea.There is a possibility of bleeding that has exploded. Inform your doctor if the bleeding persists or becomes extremely heavy.If you are undergoing major surgery or are in a lengthy bed, then you could be required to stop taking this medication for a short duration. Any surgeon or doctor who cares for you should be aware that you're using Alyacen 7/7/7.When you are taking birth control pills, you'll be required to see your physician frequently.Maintain it at room temperature, clear from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and read the medication guide or instructions. The absence of a medication increases your chance of becoming pregnant.If you do not take one active pill, you should take two pills the next day that you can remember. Then, take one pill each day throughout the pack.If you do not take two active tablets in one row in the first or second week, you should take two pills a day for two days. Take 1 pill a day throughout the remainder of the pack. You should use backup birth control for up to 7 consecutive days after the missing pills.If you fail to take two active pills within Week 3, you can throw away the remainder of your pack and start with a fresh pack the next day if you're a Day 1 starter. If you're the Sunday starter, continue taking a pill each day up to Sunday. When you are done, take away the remainder of the pack and start a fresh pack for the day.If you fail to take three active pills in a row during the weeks of 1–2 or 3, you should throw away the remainder of your pack and start a fresh pack the next day if you're a day 1 starter. If you're a Sunday-based starter, continue taking a dose every day up to Sunday. When you are done, take away the remainder of the pack and begin a new pack for the day.If you skip two or more active pills, you might not experience any periods for the entire month. If you do not have two months consecutively, consult your physician because there is a possibility that you are pregnant.If you do not remember to take a reminder pill, throw it out and continue to take one daily reminder pill until you have a full pack.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Intoxication can lead to nausea or vaginal bleeding.

What should be avoided?

Avoid smoking when using birth control medications, especially if you are over 35 years old.Birth control pills do not help you fight sexually transmitted illnesses, including HIV and AIDS. The use of a condom is your only way to shield yourself from these illnesses.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor about your other medications, including:

  • Rifampin;
  • Troglitazone;
  • Atorvastatin;
  • Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir;
  • Anticonvulsants (antiepileptics) like phenobarbital, phenytoin, and carbamazepine.

This list isn't complete. Other medications could impact Alyacen 7/7/7, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are included here.




Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

CSA Schedule*
Related Drugs
Related Stories