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Generic name: ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (extended cycle) [ETH-in-ill-ess-tra-DYE-ol-and-lee-voe-nor-JESS-trel]
Drug class: contraceptives

What is LoSeasonique?

LoSeasonique, a combination drug containing female hormones to prevent ovulation, is an anti-ovulation medication. This medication can also cause changes to your cervical mucus or uterine lining. It makes it more difficult for sperm and fertilised eggs to reach the uterus.LoSeasonique can be used as contraception in order to prevent pregnancy.LoSeasonique can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.


Do not use LoSeasonique if you are pregnant or have just had a BabyIf you are suffering from any of these conditions, you should not use LoSeasonique: high blood pressure that is uncontrolled, heart disease, blood-clotting disorders, circulation problems, diabetes, problems with the eyes or kidneys or unusual vaginal blood, liver cancer or disease, severe headaches or migraines, smoking and being over 35 years old, breast or uterine carcinoma, jaundice due to birth control pills or strokes, or having ever suffered a heart attack, blood clot, or heart attack.LoSeasonique may increase your risk of blood clots or strokes. This is especially true if you suffer from certain conditions or are overweight.Smoking increases your risk of blood clots and strokes. Do not take this medication if you are older than 35 years.You are more likely to become pregnant if you forget to take a pill.. If you forget to take LoSeasonique, carefully follow the instructions for "missed dosage".LoSeasonique can be less effective at preventing pregnancy if you are taking certain drugs. These include antibiotics, hepatitis C medication, HIV/AIDS medication, seizure medications, or barbiturate sedatives. Tell your doctor about all medications that you take.

Before you take this drug

LoSeasonique may increase your risk of blood clots or strokes. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, you are at even greater risk. The risk of stroke and blood clots is greatest during the first year you take LoSeasonique. You are at high risk if you start taking this medication after a break of 4 weeks or more.Smoking increases your risk of blood clots and strokes. The more you smoke, the greater the risk. This medicine should not be taken if you are older than 35 and smoke.Do not use it if you are pregnant. Stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if two menstrual cycles are missed in a row. Wait at least four weeks after giving birth before you take LoSeasonique.

You may be pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as having any of these conditions.

  • Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension;
  • Heart disease (coronary arterial disease, uncontrolled heart-valve disorder, history of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot);
  • A blood-clotting disorder or circulation problems;
  • Diabetes can cause problems with the eyes, kidneys, and circulation.
  • A history of cancers related to hormones, such as breast cancer or uterine carcinoma;
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding not checked by a physician;
  • Liver disease or liver cancer
  • Severe migraine headaches, especially if older than 35.
  • Jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth-control pills
  • If you are older than 35 and smoke, then this is for you.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that loseasonique is safe for you:

  • If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or are susceptible to blood clots, then this is the right product for you.
  • If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, or are overweight,
  • Depression;
  • Diabetes, thyroid disease, and gallbladder diseases
  • A seizure or migraine headache;
  • Menstrual irregularities;
  • A mammogram with abnormalities, lumps, or nodules can indicate fibrocystic disease.

Loseasonique contains hormones that can be passed into breast milk, which may cause harm to a nursing infant. This medication can also reduce breast milk production. Use caution if you plan to breastfeed your baby.

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How to take loseasonique?

Follow the directions on your prescription label to take loseasonique. Please follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Take this medication only as prescribed. Take the prescribed dose only. Do not take more or longer.Your first pill will be taken on the day your period starts or the first Sunday following the start of your cycle. When you start taking this medication, you may need to use a backup birth control method, such as a condom or spermicide. You should follow your doctor's advice.One pill per day is recommended, but no more than one every 24 hours. Start a new package the next day when the pills are finished. If you don't take a pill every day, you may become pregnant. Refill your prescription before you run out.While taking the extended-cycle pill, you will not experience a monthly period. Your period should be every 12 weeks.The loseasonique 91-day pack includes three trays and cards that contain 84 "active pills" and seven "reminder pills". To maintain a regular cycle, you must take the pills in order. Each tray holds 28 pills. Tray 3 contains 35 pills, including 7 reminder pills. Use these reminder pills to start your period.You might experience bleeding during the first three months. If the bleeding persists or becomes very heavy, tell your doctor.If you have severe diarrhoea or vomiting, use backup birth control.You may have to temporarily stop taking this medication if you are going to be undergoing medical tests, surgery, or bed rest. You should let any doctor or surgeon who treats you know that you use loseasonique.You will need to see your doctor regularly while taking loseasonique.Store loseasonique away from moisture, heat, and other sources of heat at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you miss a loseasonique, your chances of getting pregnant increase.Take two pills the next day if you forget to take one. Take one pill a day for the remainder of the pack.Take two pills a day for the next two days if you have missed two "active" tablets in a line. Take one pill a day for the remainder of the package. After missing a pill, use a backup birth control method for at least seven days.Do not take missed pills if you have missed three "active" tablets in a row. Continue to take 1 pill daily according to the instructions on the pill package. Leave the missed pills inside the package. If you miss three pills, there may be some spotting or bleeding. Use a backup birth control method for the next seven days.If you forget to take a reminder pill, just throw it away and continue taking one tablet per day until your pack is empty. If you miss the reminder pill, you do not need to use a backup birth control. Call your doctor if your period doesn't start when you take the reminder pill. You could be pregnant.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal blood.

What should be avoided?

Do not smoke while taking loseasonique, especially if your age is greater than 35.Loseasonique does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. The only way to prevent these diseases is by using a condom.

Side effects of loseasonique

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat, or difficulty breathing, seek emergency medical attention.

Call your doctor immediately if:

  • Sudden numbness, especially on one side; severe headaches, slurred words, or problems with balance or vision;
  • Sudden cough, rapid breathing, bloody cough
  • Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness on one or both legs
  • Chest pain or a heavy feeling. Pain spreading to the shoulder or jaw Nausea, sweating.
  • A change in the frequency or intensity of migraine headaches
  • Dark urine, clay-coloured stools, fatigue, nausea, upper abdominal pain, itching and fatigue, and loss of appetite
  • You may experience swelling of your ankles, feet, or hands.
  • A breast lump,
  • Symptoms of depression include sleep problems, fatigue, and mood changes.

Common loseasonique side effects may include:

  • Mild nausea, especially when taking the medicine for the first time, vomiting, bloating, and stomach cramps
  • Breast tenderness, swelling, or discharge.
  • Hair growth on the scalp or hair loss.
  • Changes in weight or appetite
  • Contact lenses: problems with contact lenses
  • Vaginal itching and discharge are conditions that can occur.
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle, decreased sexual drive

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

Interaction with other drug

LoSeasonique can be less effective when taken with certain drugs, which could lead to pregnancy. Other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products, may also interact with ethinyl esteradiol or levonorgestrel. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take.




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