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Seasonique Risks

Seasonique™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that is taken on a daily basis to help prevent pregnancy. Many women respond well to this oral contraceptive. However, certain problems may occur with Seasonique, and risks associated with this medication should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
For example, a number of side effects have been reported with Seasonique. In most cases, these problems are mild and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. Some of the most reactions that have been reported with this drug include breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods, bloating, and breast tenderness.
Seasonique may also increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, liver tumors, and other serious problems. Some people may be more likely to develop these complications, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider before using this form of birth control if you have liver disease or have ever had a blood clot, stroke, heart attack, or chest pain.
(Click Seasonique Side Effects and Seasonique Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential Seasonique risks, to find out what other side effects may occur, and for information on who should not use this birth control pill.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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