Seasonique Dangers

Seasonique™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive that is available by prescription only. Although many women tolerate this method of birth control well, there are still some potential dangers associated with Seasonique that you should be aware of before starting the medication.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Seasonique. Dangerous side effects are less common; in most cases, negative reactions to the birth control pill are mild and either do not require treatment or can be treated easily. Some of the common problems with Seasonique include nausea and vomiting, spotting between periods, acne, and bloating.
Some of the more dangerous risks of Seasonique include the potential for developing blood clots (this risk is higher if you are a smoker), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels. These risks may be increased for women who have diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol, so be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all existing medical conditions you have before you start using it.
(Click Seasonique Side Effects and Seasonique Warnings and Precautions for more information about potential Seasonique dangers, to learn about other possible side effects of this drug, and to find out who should not use this particular birth control pill.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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