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Seasonale Dosage

For women taking Seasonale, there is only one standard dose -- one tablet once a day. Each package contains 91 pills, and it is important that you take your Seasonale dosage at the same time every day. If you miss any doses of Seasonale, it may be necessary to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, as missing doses increases your risk of pregnancy.

Seasonale Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose of Seasonale® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Seasonale Dosage for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 13 weeks (91 days) and contains tablets in three trays. Start at the front tray and continue through the pack. After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one. Do not let any days go by between packs without taking a pill. This may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack on hand. The first 84 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients. By taking these seven tablets, your body gets a break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. You may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is not your period; keep taking Seasonale as usual.
When you take Seasonale for the first time, start the pack on the first Sunday after your period starts. If your period happens to start on a Sunday, start the pack on the first day of your period. For the first seven days when you first start taking Seasonale, it is necessary to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms. From then on, take one tablet every day.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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