What Is Amethia?
Amethia™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive
(birth control pill
). It is an extended-cycle oral contraceptive, which means that it provides more time between menstrual periods. With Amethia, you will get your period once every three months (four times a year). Amethia is a generic version of Seasonique®
Are There Side Effects?
Just like any medicine, Amethia may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Amethia include but are not limited to:
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
- Breast tenderness
(Click Amethia Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)