Is alyacen 1/35 a good and reliable birth control pill?
I have been taking it for three months now and I have just started to have sex. I take the pill every day and have never missed one. I had unprotected sex (first time without condom) the other day, and like i said I have been taking the pill correctly. I am just wondering if the pill is strong enough to prevent...
Asked by Ricky Kraemer 3 months ago.
I have been taking it for three months now and I have just started to have sex. I take the pill every day and have never missed one. I had unprotected sex (first time without condom) the other day, and like i said I have been taking the pill correctly. I am just wondering if the pill is strong enough to prevent pregnancy or if I should go onto a higher dosage. I was originally prescribed this kind because my periods were irregular but I read the paper that came with the pills and it seems like it is strong enough to prevent pregnancy but I really don't want to chance it. Advice? If you are/have been on this pill please let me know. When I was prescribed this I was not sexually active so thats why I'm wondering if this is strong enough. Thanks. Answered by Catina Bartolotto 3 months ago.
Alyacen 1/35 has the typical combined pill fail rate of 0.2 pregnancies/ per 100 woman years (%) i.e. if one woman took it for 500 years one pregnancy would on average result. It becomes effective as a contraceptive immediately, if started on the first day of your period. (My only criticism is that only 2 or 3 brands of pill have the 21 active pills and also 7 placebo or blank pills. I often feel that they are more trouble than they are worth and to some extent an insult to the women to whom they are prescribed. Surely it is as easy to take 21 pills in row then miss seven days as 95% of women on the pill seem to manage.) Answered by Bobbie Ardry 3 months ago.
Alyacen Birth Control Answered by Theressa Baj 3 months ago.
Is it possible that I could be pregnant? Please help?
I haven't missed pills at all recently (in the past few months)
Asked by Nakia Yarris 3 months ago.
A little over three weeks ago my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. A few days after that I got my period (which was lighter and shorter than usual)and everything seemed normal. A few days ago, however, I started to get this thickish light brown or light pink spotting that may be breakthrough bleeding. My breasts are sore and feel heavy and my nipples appear swollen or puffy. I have a small appetite (which is pretty unusual) but randomly I get suuuper hungry. I feel sooo tired and weak, and I am very emotional, and it's not close enough to my period (I pms about 3 days before ) to be pms, BUT here is the catch. I am on birth control, I have been for a few years, and I have never had problems. It's not stress bleeding, and it is different than usual spotting. So what i the deal? By the way, I hardly ever miss pills and when I do i make them up, and I take it at the same time practically every day. I take Alyacen 1/35* Answered by Alfonzo Stanclift 3 months ago.
It's always possible. Answered by Tilda Otting 3 months ago.
Sprintec vs Mononessa?
So, I've been taking sprintec for years and years, but I suddenly just got switched to mononessa. I was wondering if anyone on here could tell me about their results with taking mononessa, or maybe if you're in the same dilemma I am. It just bothers me a little to change my medication after years of taking...
Asked by Austin Matczak 3 months ago.
So, I've been taking sprintec for years and years, but I suddenly just got switched to mononessa. I was wondering if anyone on here could tell me about their results with taking mononessa, or maybe if you're in the same dilemma I am. It just bothers me a little to change my medication after years of taking it. So, anything you could say about either one would be nice. Thanx :) Answered by Val Turnham 3 months ago.
Mononessa is the hormonal equivalent of Sprintec (they both contain 0.250 mg of norgestimate and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol. There may be some differences in the inactive/inert ingredients, but you shouldn't have a problem with taking Mononessa. If you should have problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist. I had been on Necon 1/35 for almost six years when I went to pick up my prescription back in January and was informed of two things. One, my birth control pills were now free (thanks to Obama's health care reform), and two, I was being switched from Necon 1/35 to Alyacen 1/35. Of course I was more than a little bothered by the fact that my pills had been switched without being notified--I had FINALLY found a pill that worked for me, after over 12 years of being on birth control pills. I asked a ton of questions, tore the box and the packets inside open to check the hormone dosage, etc. Bottom line was, whether I liked it or not, I had to deal with the change. *Edited to add* I should mention that I am now starting my second pack of this new Alyacen, and so far so good. I've not had any problems, and if I didn't know that my pills had been switched (minus the change in pill color), I would think I was still taking my old pills. With this health care reform, I imagine that there will be a lot of women finding their birth control pills switched over to cheaper generics. Answered by Rodney Churchfield 3 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Sprintec vs Mononessa? So, I've been taking sprintec for years and years, but I suddenly just got switched to mononessa. I was wondering if anyone on here could tell me about their results with taking mononessa, or maybe if you're in the same dilemma I am. It just bothers me a little to change my medication after... Answered by Crystal Miene 3 months ago.
I am in the reverse situation, I was taking Mononessa and am being switched to Sprintec for my next dosage because I switched pharmacies. I'm nervous as hell but from what I understand, it is the exact same thing. I asked questions like crazy to the pharmacist just to calm my fears. Answered by Tina Rickenbaugh 3 months ago.
I can't say anything about these two types specifically, but I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for 3 years and then got switched to Tri-Nessa due to the cost and I was very concerned about what the switch would do to my body. But I personally haven't experienced anything. Even though the Tri-Nessa is a higher dosage of pill than my last kind was, I didn't notice any difference except that my headaches are worse during my period on this pilll. But anyway, my whole point here is that you'll most likely be fine. I doubt you'll even notice a difference at all. :) Answered by Rex Spain 3 months ago.
What Is Sprintec Answered by Ashton Rosser 3 months ago.
Mononessa Tablets Answered by Bennie Mades 3 months ago.
I switched from Sprintec to Mononessa, but started Mononessa on Tuesday...?
My pharmacy switched my birth control without telling me, but I read that they were the same pill, so I took the the same way. Once I was done with the placebo pills of Sprintec, I went on to Mononessa and *started on the pill that said Tuesday*, because it was Tuesday and it was time to take my pill. However, I...
Asked by Catharine Vetri 3 months ago.
My pharmacy switched my birth control without telling me, but I read that they were the same pill, so I took the the same way. Once I was done with the placebo pills of Sprintec, I went on to Mononessa and *started on the pill that said Tuesday*, because it was Tuesday and it was time to take my pill. However, I later read that you're supposed to start on the Sunday pill on the closest Sunday. I'm worried that because I didn't start ON THE SUNDAY PILL like directed that I might be pregnant. I had been taking Sprintec for a month before, and only started having unprotected sex after I was done with the active pills, and continued having unprotected sex while taking Mononessa (during my 2nd month of birth control). Tomorrow is my second day on the placebo pills and I'm not cramping... Should I be worried? Answered by Larue Labrecque 3 months ago.
Was Tuesday the day that you had started your Sprintec pack? If so, then you did exactly as you should have. When switching birth control pills (whether the hormonal equivalent or a completely different kind), you are usually advised to finish the current pill pack, and then start your new pill pack on the day that you would have started a new pack of your previous brand. So the day after you've taken your last placebo pill. As long as you've taken all of your pills correctly and consistently (every day, around the same time), and as long as you didn't wait any time between finishing your old pack and starting the new one, your chances of pregnancy are relatively small. Sprintec and MonoNessa are hormonal equivalents (they contain they same level of hormones), but there is a chance that their inactive ingredients may be different. And believe it or not, sometimes something as small as some differences in the inactive ingredients may throw you off and take some time to adjust to. I had been taking Necon 1/35 for almost six years before my pharmacy switched me to Alyacen 1/35 at the beginning of the year. They assured me that it was the EXACT same pill, just a different manufacturer, and that I shouldn't have any problems taking it. When I was on my Necon, I started my period every Tuesday of my placebo week without fail. It was always fairly light and lasted no more than five days. Since I've started taking Alaycen, I've only had one episode that I would call an actual period (and that started on a Friday and was heavy bleeding lasting for almost two weeks), and I had some light mid-cycle spotting for two days one month. So I've had ONE period in the last SIX months. I'm not pregnant. I've taken test after test each time I've missed my period, and my doctor assures me that everything appears to be in tip-top shape. He said it could be a change in the inactive ingredients from one pill to the next; that sometimes these things can make all the difference. He also told me to try not to stress out, and that as long as I take my pill every day and around the same time, I should be safe if I can deal with that inconvenience. I just wanted to share that little "story" with you in case you notice anything amiss after switching pills. It may be a matter of waiting some time to adjust to the new pills, or it could be something seemingly small like different inactive ingredients like I've experienced. All in all, I think you should be fine. Best of luck to you! Answered by Lynetta Czapski 3 months ago.
I'm in the same dilemma- My pharmacy wants to switch from Sprintec to MonoNessa..I don't want to switch pills. Every time I do it. My body takes time to adjust to the new one... It's an entire process!! I have gained weight with Sprintec-but I think I can control it... Now with MonoNessa i'm very scared to keep gained more weight.. I have been calling different pharmacies to check which still has Sprintec-so far CVS and Walgreens are out of stock and they are selling MonoNessa instead... I called Target pharmacy and they are assure they have it.. So I guess I'll switch from Pharmacy. Answered by Dave Cartledge 3 months ago.
Good birth control brands?
My mother doesn't remember what she used, my friend forgets the kind she has, and my sister used Yaz and Ortho tri cyclen and she said it was "shitty" so I'm not quite sure and will talk to my doctor about it but I'd like to have a little bit of my own research done first. What is a good birth...
Asked by Haywood Zelko 3 months ago.
My mother doesn't remember what she used, my friend forgets the kind she has, and my sister used Yaz and Ortho tri cyclen and she said it was "shitty" so I'm not quite sure and will talk to my doctor about it but I'd like to have a little bit of my own research done first. What is a good birth control pill to take, what are some maybe positive effects (clears skin, makes period more regular, lighter flow, larger breasts), and what are some negative effects (makes you break out, nausea, makes you gain weight, i've heard rumours of a lower sex drive with some? etc) ALSO do these bad effects and good wear off after a while of being on that brand? (ex. sometimes the nausea will die down after a month or so of being on it). Really just any good advice and opinions on brands of birth control would be very helpful! Answered by Glady Caminiti 3 months ago.
You're going to find mixed reviews on ANY brand of birth control pills. There will be women that may hate a given brand, and others that love that same brand. Using birth control pills is very much an indivdual experience, so you can't let the feedback of others influence your decision to try a certain birth control pill brand. What may work for some will not work for all. And sometimes it takes some trial and error, some trying of different brands, before you find one that works best for you. I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen for several years (three, almost four years) and would say that my experience was a good one. At least, better than my experiences with other pills. I never had any horrible side effects, and those side effects I did experience were in the first couple months of use. What little acne I had cleared up within several months. I have been on a 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol formulation for over six years; Necon 1/35 for over five years, until my pharmacy switched me to the hormonal equivalent Alyacen 1/35 at the beginning of this year. I must say, of all my years of birth control pill use, this is the birth control pill I have been most pleased with. I have experienced no lasting side effects, other than an increase in acne. Which isn't anything unbearable, but it IS a little annoying to deal with acne now that I'm in my 30s when I never had much of a problem with it when I was in my teens. But all things considered, I can handle a little acne. Most birth control pills will help regulate your cycles and make bleeding shorter and lighter. Not all birth control pills will help improve acne (Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yaz and Yasmin are three specially formulated to help with acne). Most birth control pills will list nausea, breast tenderness, changes in weight, changes in acne, changes in mood, and decreased sex drive as side effects. A lot of this will depend on the androgenic, progestational and estrogenic activity of a given birth control pill. Pills with high androgenic activity and low estrogen are more likely to exacerbate acne, for example. Your doctor will be the best person to talk to about your birth control pill options. He/she will know your medical history and can help you find a pill to best meet your needs. Just keep in mind that whatever birth control pill you do decide to go with, there is the potential for side effects. Most of these side effects will subside with continued use, usually by three months or so. So talk to your doctor about what you're looking for, and then give it a shot. If by three months you find that the pill your doctor recommended isn't working for you, tell your doctor. Rarely will a woman find the "right" pill on the first try; it usually takes some trial and error before finding that "right" one. This may not be much of an answer, but I hope you find a pill that works well for you. Good luck! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Answered by Annamarie Becherer 3 months ago.
Alyacen Side Effects Answered by Robin Sorhaindo 3 months ago.
My girlfriend's on Microgynon 30ED and she seems fine, it appears to be a decent brand. We're in the UK so I'm not sure what you'd find if you lived abroad. Answered by Leon Trentman 3 months ago.
Breaking out from switching birth control?
Hi everyone. I recently got switched from Zarah birth control to Ocella by my pharmacy. I know it's supposed to be the exact same thing only a different name, but 2 months into taking Ocella, I've been noticing my skin has been breaking out. This is really disappointing, because I just recently got my...
Asked by Bulah Marzette 3 months ago.
Hi everyone. I recently got switched from Zarah birth control to Ocella by my pharmacy. I know it's supposed to be the exact same thing only a different name, but 2 months into taking Ocella, I've been noticing my skin has been breaking out. This is really disappointing, because I just recently got my skin to go back to normal and pretty clear after taking zarah for about a year. Now I feel like I'm back at square one again. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Is this just a normal reaction from switching pills and will it go away soon? If anyone has any good solutions let me know! Or else I might just go to a dermatologist. Thanks! Answered by Meagan Beresky 3 months ago.
Saved by Grace makes a valid point about the "fillers" in birth control pills. Zarah and Ocella are identical as far as the hormones and their dose, but there are some differences in the inactive/inert ingredients. Sometimes these differences, though seemingly insignificant when compared to the actual hormones in the pills, can result in some changes. I had been taking Necon 1/35 for over six years with some slight acne being my only complaint of the pill. The acne wasn't anything I couldn't deal with, and except for that one thing, I'd say my experienced with Necon was probably my best. Then my pharmacy/insurance switched me over to Alyacen 1/35 at the start of the year. Though my pharmacist assured me the two were hormonal equivalents and that I shouldn't have any problems with the new pill I was switched to, I no longer care for this hormone formulation and am considering switching to an entirely different pill. The slight/occasional bouts of acne are still not horrible, but they're almost constant now. And I think I've had MAYBE three periods total since January/February. My doctor didn't seem too concerned, saying it could be the difference in the inactive ingredients, but if I ever felt like I needed to change pills to let him know. And I'm to that point. I mean, I use birth control pills for their contraceptive purposes, and when I'm not having a monthly bleed to rule out the possibility of pregnancy, it's kind of nerve-racking. You might discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist to see if they've heard of any other reports such as this, or if you could return to your former brand. They may also be able to help you out with some solutions if this is not a possibility. Answered by Roselle Milcher 3 months ago.
The most likely situation is that it's something else causing your breakouts, not the pill. However, there is a very small chance you could be allergic to something in the new brand of pills. Even though the active ingredients between different generic brands are the same, the "fillers" in the pills are not. For the vast majority of people this is not a problem, but every now and then someone might be allergic to one of these. My suggestion would be to ask the pharmacy to put you back on the brand you were receiving for your next refill, and see if that helps with the acne. However they will probably have to order it for you, so make sure to call it in a few days ahead of time. Answered by Madonna Delgreco 3 months ago.
They're the same thing -the exact same medicinal ingredients -so it's unlikely it's caused by switching pills. And pretty much every form of hormonal birth control should help clear up acne. All in all, I don't think it's the pill. You might want to talk to a dermatologist, or even just your regular doctor, about the acne; how severe is it? If it's just a few pimples, a cream or a mild wash (NOT super-strong, and NOT with acid -that'll just dry out your skin, causing it to freak out and start over-producing oil) should do the trick; if it's severe, you might look into an internal cure for acne, such as Accutane if it's very bad or an antibiotic (such as doxycycline) if it's medium severity. Answered by Jacinda Jacobovits 3 months ago.
Continuous birth control pill use, please answer!?
I literally just started doing continuous use on the pill. This week was the first week I started it. (I have permission from my doctor) I have been breaking out pretty bad though! Is this because my body isn't used to the extra hormones yet? After about a month when it's used to it will I stop breaking out?
Asked by Jonas Willian 3 months ago.
Changes in acne can be one of several side effects of the birth control pill. Many of the side effects will subside with continued use, around three months or so, but some women may experience side effects the entire time she uses birth control pills. Acne is a result of the hormones, and depending on the type of hormones used and the dosage, it can help improve acne or it can worsen it. I've been a birth control pill user for over 13 years, over 6 of those years on my current hormone formulation (Necon 1/35 first, then Alyacen 1/35 since January of this year). The only side effect that I've experienced with this given brand and dosage is the increase of acne. It's nothing horrible, but it's still annoying to have to deal with, considering I never had a problem with acne in my teens and I'm now in my 30s. Hopefully once you've adjusted to the hormones in the pill your breakouts will stop, but there's a chance it may not. In over 6 years on my pill, this particular side effect has not subsided for me. Sometimes you have to determine if the benefits outweight the potential for side effects. Compared to the other side effects I could be experiencing, the acne is something I can deal with. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Answered by Yanira Ursiak 3 months ago.
How much do you pay for your birth control pills?
I'm thinking about taking the pill, but I'm not sure how much its going to be. How much do you pay for yours?
Asked by Evelia Sasao 3 months ago.
Whether you have health insurance or not is going to make a big difference. With my insurance, my Necon 1/35 was $10-15 a month. Because it's considered a "maintenance medication" I had to start having my pills filled in a 90-day supply, and then it was costing me $25 every three months. Now, because of the health care reform law, my birth control pills are free. I went to refill my prescription two weeks ago and was told there was no cost. BUT, they did change my birth control pills from Necon 1/35 to Alyacen 1/35. Answered by Michel Rowsell 3 months ago.
all brands are different. U cant choose ur brand, ur doctor will determine which pill u need and for most brands, theres a generic. Like mine, here in australia, to buy the brand, is about $90 a year, but i get the generic thats $36 a year. Answered by Ozella Gerow 3 months ago.
i had Tri spectra, i think? generic brand and was like 10$ or so, I had Yaz in the past and was 25$ ( dont get yaz tho, bad side effects) Just talk to your doctor and ask for generic brand, you will save money! it also depends on your health insurance...so i think 10-20$ Answered by Leonida Pinnette 3 months ago.
£15 to £50 ,I personally don't use them cos I'm too young for sex Answered by Tran Habermann 3 months ago.
i have insurance. Answered by Stacee Coatney 3 months ago.
Side effects of birth control?
Well im on my 3rd pack of birth control and I didnt experience any side effects except for some mood swings here and there. Im a week into my third pack now and for about 4 days now I've been getting headaches, nausea, bloating, and a heightened sense of smell. I know these symptoms relate to pregnancy but I...
Asked by Janett Flander 3 months ago.
Well im on my 3rd pack of birth control and I didnt experience any side effects except for some mood swings here and there. Im a week into my third pack now and for about 4 days now I've been getting headaches, nausea, bloating, and a heightened sense of smell. I know these symptoms relate to pregnancy but I just had my period a week ago at the end of my last pack. So could I be getting side effects now even though I didn't have any before or could it be something else? I also dont think I could be experiencing pregnancy symptoms soo early. I'm taking lo loestrin fe. Answered by Trinh Crocket 3 months ago.
It can certainly be the case. Most women will experience the unpleasant side effects that may come with birth control pill use within the first three months, and then they subside, but it's not unheard of for a woman to experience side effects after that period. I've heard of women having no problems with side effects during those first three months, then experiencing them years later. I was using Necon 1/35 without any problems or side effects for almost six years when they changed my pills at the beginning of the year. The Alyacen 1/35 I was switched to is the hormonal equivalent, but despite the hormones being the same, I started experiencing severe, chronic headaches after a month of use. Headaches, nausea and bloating are common side effects of birth control pill use. Birth control pills are hormonal, so these specific side effects may persist even after that initial three-month period. The heightened sense of smell, I don't know about, but this could also be related to your pills. If you've recently had a period and had been taking your pills correctly and consistently, I'd say that it's not likely you're pregnant and that they're probably just a result of your pills. I'd definitely discuss this with your doctor, though. It could be due to the dose of hormones and/or the type of hormones used. Answered by Neda Fritchey 3 months ago.
What are my chances of becoming pregnant? ?
Hi I was on bc for 2 years then quit taking it for a few months. I didn't want to wait for my period to start it again so my doctor said I could start back any day. So I did that and started randomly. I had sex twice while on the last week of active pills on Alyacen 1/35 (ortho novum 1/35) with three days of...
Asked by Dannette Palk 3 months ago.
Hi I was on bc for 2 years then quit taking it for a few months. I didn't want to wait for my period to start it again so my doctor said I could start back any day. So I did that and started randomly. I had sex twice while on the last week of active pills on Alyacen 1/35 (ortho novum 1/35) with three days of active pills left to take. I have not missed a single pill except for twice when I forgot but remembered within 2-3 hours of my regular time to take the dose both times. Anyways, am I mostly protected by the last week of active pills? Answered by Eddie Robe 3 months ago.
Honey, if you have been taking your pills regularly, and following your doctors directions, then you should be fine, and not to worry about getting pregnant. I commend you on being responsible and very diligent on taking your birth control pills to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. By taking responsibility and working with your doctor and being very careful about taking the pills, you have nothing to worry about and I would say you are protected.♥♥♥ I am very proud of you :-) (((hugs to you for being so responsible)))♥♥♥ Answered by Christine Jares 3 months ago.
if there has been a penis inside you within the last 8 months or so it is possible that you are pregnant if there has not been a penis inside you in the last 8 months or so it is quite unlikely that you are pregnant ps good luck i hate babys Answered by Tera Collar 3 months ago.
Yes, you are protected. You should be fine. Answered by Lenora Reels 3 months ago.