When taking Seasonique for contraception, there is only one standard dose -- one tablet once a day. It is important that you take your Seasonique dosage at the same time every day. Missing doses can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Each Seasonique package will last for 91 days, and you will probably get your period during the last seven days of the package.
There is only one standard dose of Seasonique™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 91 days (13 weeks) in three trays. Start at the front tray and continue through the pack. After you finish one tray, immediately start a new one. The first 84 tablets (which are light blue-green) contain both levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. The last seven (the yellow tablets) contain a low dose of ethinyl estradiol, but no levonorgestrel. By taking these seven tablets, your body gets a break from the levonorgestrel, allowing you to have a period. You may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is not your period; keep taking Seasonique as usual.
When you take Seasonique 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 Seasonique, a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) is necessary. From then on, take one tablet every day.