Headaches With Seasonique

Seasonique™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that contains two different hormones. As with any medication, side effects are possible with this contraceptive. In clinical studies, a number of women reported experiencing headaches with Seasonique.
Because it is difficult to obtain much information about side effects from studies that do not use a placebo (as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies), only vague information is available about the side effects of Seasonique. In fact, the potentially negative reactions listed in the prescribing information are actually seen with all birth control pills -- not necessarily just Seasonique.
In most cases, any headaches that occur with Seasonique are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. However, it is important that you contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop any migraines while using the birth control pill, as it could be a sign of more serious problems.
(Click Seasonique Side Effects for more information on what to do if you develop a headache with Seasonique, to find out what other side effects may occur, and to learn about potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical attention.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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