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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 Saisonique?

The pill is used to control births and consists of an ethinyl estradiol mixture and levonorgestrel. Ethinyl estradiol, as well as levonorgestrel, are female hormones that stop the process of ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovary).

Seasonal changes also alter the cervical mucus as well as the uterine lining, which makes it difficult for sperm and eggs to enter the uterus as well as for fertilized eggs to connect to the uterus.Seasonique is a contraceptive used to stop the occurrence of pregnancy.


Do not make use of Seasonique if you are pregnant or have recently had a child.

It is not recommended to use Seasonique. If you suffer from any of the following issues that cause uncontrolled blood pressure or heart disease, blood clotting disorder, circulatory problems, diabetic issues in your kidneys or eyes, or vaginal bleeding that is unusual, liver disease, cancer, or severe migraine headaches, smokers who are older than 35, or if you've ever suffered from cancer of the uterus, breast, or jaundice that was caused by contraceptives, stroke, heart attack, or blood clots,

The use of Seasonique increases the chance of stroke, blood clots, or a heart attack, particularly if you suffer from certain other health conditions or are overweight.Smoking cigarettes can significantly increase the chance of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. You should not use Seasonique. If you smoke and are older than 35,

In the event of missing a dose, you increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. Follow your "missed dose" instructions if you do not remember having taken the correct dose of Seasonique tablets.Certain drugs may be less effective in preventing pregnancy, for example, antibiotics and hepatitis C drugs, HIV/AIDS medication seizures, medications for seizures, or barbiturate sedatives. Discuss with your doctor all the other medications you are taking.

Prior to use this drug

The use of Seasonique increases the chances of developing blood clots, a heart attack, or a stroke. You're more at risk if you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or are overweight. The risk of having a blood clot or stroke is greatest during the initial year of Seasonique. Your risk of stroke is also higher when you begin taking Seasonique after you have not used it for four weeks or more.

Smoking cigarettes can significantly increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. Your risk increases with age as well as the longer you smoke. It is not recommended to drink Seasonique when smoking or older than 35.

Do not take this if you're expecting. Stop using Seasonique and notify your doctor immediately if you find yourself pregnant or do not have two menstrual periods in one go. If you've recently had an infant and are waiting at least 4 weeks before starting Seasonique,

Seasonique is not recommended for you if: If you suffer from:

  • Untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure, untreated or uncontrolled
  • Heart disease (coronary coronary artery diseases, heart valve that is not controlled disorder, and a history of stroke, heart attack, or a blood clot);
  • A blood-clotting disorder or circulation problems;
  • Issues with your eyes circulatory system, kidneys, or eyes due to diabetes
  • A history of hormone-related cancer, such as uterine or breast cancer;
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding that hasn't been checked by an ophthalmologist;
  • Cancer of the liver or liver;
  • Extremely severe headaches due to migraine (with an aura, numbness, visual changes, or weakness), particularly those who are over the age of 35;
  • The history of jaundice triggered by birth pills for control
  • If you're a smoker who is older than 35 years old,

To ensure that Seasonique is appropriate for you, inform your doctor if you've previously had:

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, or if you're susceptible to blood clots.
  • Triglycerides or high cholesterol, or if you're overweight,
  • Depression;
  • Thyroid inactivity, diabetes gallbladder disease, underactive thyroid
  • A seizure or migraine headache;
  • Irregular menstrual cycle;
  • Fibrocystic breast disorder lumps, nodules, and abnormal scans of the mammogram.

The hormones found in Seasonique are able to enter breast milk and can affect a nursing child. This medication could also decrease the production of breast milk. Avoid taking this medication if you are nursing babies.

How to take Seasonique?

You should take Seasonique exactly as directed by your physician. Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser doses or for longer than prescribed.

You'll take your first medication on the day you begin your menstrual cycle or on the first day of the week after your period starts. It is possible to require backup birth control like condoms or spermicides when you first begin using this medication. Follow the directions of your doctor.

Each day, take one pill and no more than 24 hours between. If the pills are empty, then start a fresh pack the next day. It's possible that you will become pregnant if you take one pill a day. Make sure you refill your prescription before you run out of pills completely.

There is no need to have menstrual cycles every month, even if you're taking an extended-cycle birth control pill. Instead, it is recommended that your menstrual cycle occur at least every 12 weeks.

The 91-day birth control kit includes three trays with cards that contain 84 "active" pills and seven "reminder" pills. The pills must be used in a specific order to ensure you are on a regular schedule. Trays 1 and 2 contain 28 pills. Tray 3 holds 35 pills, which include seven reminder pills. Your period should start when you're using these pills for reminders.

There is a possibility that the bleeding will be a breakthrough, particularly during the first three months. Inform your doctor if the bleeding persists or is extremely massive.Utilize a backup birth control plan if you're sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea.

If you require surgery or medical tests, or in the event that you're being bed-ridden or on bed rest, you might need to stop taking this drug for a short period of time. Any surgeon or doctor who cares for you should be aware that you're taking Seasonique.When taking Seasonique You will have to consult your physician regularly.Keep this medication at a cool, dry temperature away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

A missed pill can increase the likelihood of getting pregnant.If you do not take the one "active" pill, take two pills the next day you can remember. Take one pill per day throughout the remainder of the package.

If you don't take the two "active" pills in a row, you should take two pills a day for a period of two days. Then, take one pill each day for the remainder of the group. Make sure to use a backup birth control plan up to 7 consecutive days after the missing pills.

If you have missed three "active" pills in a row, don't take the pills you missed. Continue taking 1 pill a day according to the label on the package. You can also leave the pills you missed in the box. There may be bleeding or spotting if you miss three pills in three days. Take a backup birth control pill for at most the next seven days.

If you do not remember any pills, throw them out and take one pill every day until the bottle is full. It is not necessary to take back-up birth control if you do not take an appointment pill. If your period doesn't start when you take the pills to remind you, contact your doctor, as you could be pregnant.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency attention or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. The signs of an overdose could include vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding.

What should be avoided?

Don't smoke when using Seasonique, especially if you are over 35 years old.

Seasonique is not able to protect your body from sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV and AIDS. The use of a condom is your only method to safeguard yourself from these illnesses.

Side effects of Seasonique

Take immediate medical attention. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy. Seasonique: hives; difficulties breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Stop taking Seasonique and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • A sudden weakness or numbness (especially in one part of your body) or a sudden and serious headache or issue with balance or vision;
  • Abrupt cough that wheezes; rapid breathing; sneezing blood;
  • Discomfort, swelling, or redness on either leg;
  • Chest pain or feeling heavy in the chest, pain spreading to the shoulder or jaw, nausea, sweating, and a general feeling of ill-being;
  • A change in the frequency or intensity of migraines
  • Nausea, stomach discomfort, itching fatigue, lack of appetite nausea, dark urine, clay-colored stool jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet;
  • An unidentified lump on the breast;
  • Signs of depression (sleep issues, fatigue, and fatigued mood swings).

Common seasonal side effects may include:

  • Slight nausea (especially the first time you start taking Seasonique) vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating;
  • Breast tenderness or swelling; discharge of the nipple;
  • Freckles or darkening of the facial skin, growth of hair, and loss of hair on the scalp;
  • Fluctuations in weight or appetite;
  • Contact lens problems;
  • Vaginal discharge, or itching or discharge from the vagina;
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle and a decrease in sex drive

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Certain medications can make Seasonique less efficient, and this could cause pregnancy. Other medications can interfere with ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel, which includes prescription and non-prescription medicines as well as vitamins and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking in the present and about any medication that you decide to stop or begin taking.



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