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Seasonique is a birth control medication used to prevent pregnancy.
This contraceptive medication combines two female hormones, levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol, to help prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation from occurring. Seasonique also makes it harder for sperm to reach your uterus and for fertilized eggs to attach to your uterus by affecting your cervical mucus and uterine lining.
Dosage and Administration
The dose and administration schedule of Seasonique may vary depending on the individual. Follow all your healthcare provider’s instructions and read packaging labels carefully to ensure the best results. Do not change your doses without first consulting with your healthcare provider.
- Swallow tablets whole
- Take at the same time each day, 24 hours apart
- Take a light blue-green active tablet for 84 days then a yellow inactive tablet for 7 days
- Start treatment cycles on the first Sunday after menstruation
- Your chance of becoming pregnant lowers significantly after your first cycle of Seasonique
- Store at room temperature away from children and pets
How to start taking Seasonique contraceptives:
- Take your first Seasonique active tablet on the first Sunday after you start menstruating
- If your period begins on a Sunday, take a light blue-green active tablet that day
- Take an active tablet once a day for 84 days
- After 84 days, take a yellow inactive tablet once daily for the following 7 days
- You should experience withdrawal bleeding when taking inactive tablets
- Use additional non-hormonal contraceptive methods for the first 7 days of taking Seasonique
- After your seventh inactive tablet, start another 91-day cycle by taking an active tablet on a Sunday without interruption.
How to take Seasonique after childbirth or a terminated pregnancy:
- Wait at least 28 days postpartum before starting Seasonique
- You can start taking Seasonique immediately after having a first-trimester abortion or miscarriage
Switching from other hormonal contraceptives:
- Start Seasonique the same day you would normally take your new pack of combined hormonal contraceptives.
- Take your first Seasonique tablet the day you remove your vaginal ring or transdermal or at the latest on the day you would next insert or apply either contraceptive.
- When using a progestogen-only contraceptive, you can start Seasonique at any time.
- Take Seasonique when you would next receive your progestogen injection.
Seasonique may cause some side effects to develop while altering your hormone levels as well as your cervical mucus and uterine lining. Speak with your healthcare provider for more information regarding any symptoms that you may encounter while taking this hormonal contraceptive.
Common Seasonique side effects:
- Irregular or heavy uterine bleeding
- Weight gain
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Decreased sex drive
- Problems with contact lenses
Serious Side Effects
Some more serious adverse reactions may occur when taking Seasonique. Stop using this contraception and contact your healthcare provider if you develop any of the following symptoms:
- Sudden numbness or weakness, sudden severe headache
- Slurred speech, problems with vision or balance
- Sudden cough, wheezing, raping breathing
- Coughing blood
- Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs
- Chest pain or heaviness, chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder
- Nausea, sweating, ill-feeling
- Change in the pattern or severity of your migraines
- Upper stomach pain, itching, tiredness
- Loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice
- Swelling in hands, feet, or ankles
- Breast lump
- Depression (insomnia, weakness, tiredness, changes in mood or behaviour)
Do not take Seasonique if you are allergic to any of the tablet ingredients. If you develop an allergic reaction, stop using this medication and call your healthcare provider right away.
Seasonique allergy symptoms may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat
Do not smoke cigarettes while taking Seasonique because it can increase your risk of developing serious cardiovascular events. Do not use this contraceptive medication if you are over 35 years old and smoke.
Do not take Seasonique if you are pregnant or if you have recently delivered a baby.
Do not use Seasonique if you have any of the following conditions:
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Blood-clotting disorder
- Circulation problems
- Diabetic problems that affect your eyes or kidneys
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease or cancer
- Severe migraines
- If you have ever had breast or uterine cancer
- Jaundice caused by birth control pills
- If you have ever had a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
If you miss taking one or more doses of Seasonique, your risk of getting pregnant will increase. Use additional non-hormonal birth control if you have after missing doses.
Seasonique is designed to prevent pregnancy by affecting your ovulation, cervix, and uterus. This medication will not protect you from getting HIV or AIDS, only condoms can offer you protection from these conditions as well as other sexually transmitted infections.
To ensure your safety when taking this medication, tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had any of the following:
- Heart disease, high blood pressure
- If you are prone to developing blood clots
- High cholesterol or triglyceride levels
- If you are overweight
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Breast lumps or nodules
- Abnormal mammogram results
Do not take Seasonique while breastfeeding. The medication can pass into breast milk and affect your nursing child while also slowing milk production.
Some drugs can decrease the effectiveness of Seasonique. These include antibiotics, hepatitis C medicines, HIV/AIDS medications, seizure medicines, or barbiturate sedatives.
Other drugs may interact with Seasonique and cause adverse reactions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including over the counter medicines, but especially any of the following:
- Antacid medications
- Antibiotics (ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, penicillin, and more)
- Rifabutin or rifampin
- Seizure medications (carbamazepine, lamotrigine, Phenytoin, and others)
- Antifungal medications
- Cholesterol lowering medicine
- Sedative medication (barbiturates, benzodiazepines, meprobamate, and others)
- Diabetes medications (hypoglycaemics and insulin)
- Aminocaproic acid
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Form and Strength
This oral birth control medication is available in tablet form.
Seasonique tablet strength:
- 0.15mg levonorgestrel / 0.03mg ethinyl estradiol
The 0.15/0.03mg strength Seasonique tablets are available in packs of 91 tablets including 7 inactive tablets.
How long does it take for Seasonique to be effective?
Seasonique birth control tablets provide preventive effects quickly, but the tablets take some time to become fully effective. For the first 7 days of treatment with Seasonique, you should use additional non-hormonal methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy. Any time you miss multiple doses you should also use non-hormonal contraceptives.
Can you skip your period on Seasonique?
Seasonique follows a 91-day cycle in which you take active tablets for 84 consecutive days. This means that you may not experience a normal period for up to 3 months. During treatment with Seasonique, you may only have one period every three months when you complete the cycle by taking inactive tablets for 7 days.
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