Seasonique Medication Information

Seasonique™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a medication often prescribed to help prevent pregnancy. It is a combined oral contraceptive that contains two different hormones (estrogen and progestin) and primarily works by stopping ovulation in a woman.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day. It is an "extended-cycle" oral contraceptive, which means that it provides more time between menstrual periods. With Seasonique, you will get your period once every three months (four times a year).
This drug was shown to be an effective birth control method in a large clinical trial; in this study, 1 or 2 women out of every 100 who used Seasonique for a year became pregnant.
Just like any medication, Seasonique may cause side effects. Information concerning safety concerns with this drug should be discussed with your healthcare provider before you start using it. Some of the most common side effects that were reported with Seasonique during clinical studies included nausea, breast tenderness, and headache.
(Click Seasonique for more information on this medication, including how it works, when and how to take the pill, and what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before using this form of birth control.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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