LoSeasonique Birth Control

Combined oral contraceptives are among the most common options for birth control. LoSeasonique® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) belongs to this drug class, but is unique in that it is the first low-dose, extended-cycle pill. Women taking this medication only have a period once every three months.
LoSeasonique works like other hormonal contraceptives: by altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus, as well as by stopping ovulation. All women take the same dose, which consists of one pill a day, preferably taken at the same time each day. If you forget to take it, your instructions will depend on how many pills you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle.
(Click LoSeasonique to learn more about this birth control pill, including possible side effects, whether a generic version is available, and more dosing guidelines.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD