General Information on Seasonique
Seasonique contains a combination of female hormones to prevent ovulation. It is a contraceptive drug used to prevent a pregnancy.
Seasonique works by changing the cervical mucus and uterine lining, thereby making it harder for the sperm to fertilize the egg or for the egg to get attached to the uterus. The drug is available in Ethinyl estradiol 0.01 mg, Ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, and Levonorgestrel 0.15 mg strengths.
You can only buy Seasonique as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Seasonique
You should not buy Seasonique online if you have:
- Positive pregnancy
- History of strokes or blood clots
- Migraine headaches
- Heart valve disorder
Before you buy Seasonale, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
- A hormone related cancer like uterine or breast cancer
- Circulation problems caused by diabetes
- Severe high blood pressure
- High cholesterol or obesity/weight problems
- History of irregular menstrual cycles
- Gallbladder disease
Some of the mild side effects of this drug are:
- Vomiting and bloating
- Tenderness in the breast
- Darkening of facial skin or freckles
- Increased hair growth
- Dizziness and tiredness
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Sudden numbness on one side of the body
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
- Depression symptoms
- A change in severity of migraine headaches
- Irregularities in menstrual period and reduced sex drive
Pregnant women should avoid Seasonale, and nursing mothers should not breastfeed their children while taking this medication.
Dosage of Seasonique
A patient should take the first pill of Seasonique on the first day of the period or on the first Sunday after the period begins. She must also use another form of birth control.
The recommended dose is one 0.01 mg Seasonique, one 0.03 mg Seasonique, or one 0.15 mg Seasonique pill a day. There should not be a gap of over 24 hours between each dose. One should use the birth control pack containing 84 active and 7 reminder pills.
In case of a missed dose, a patient should take two pills on the day she remembers to do so and continue with one pill a day for the rest of the pack. If she misses 2 consecutive doses, she has to take two pills a day for 2 consecutive days, which would be followed by one pill a day for the rest of the pack. A back-up birth control method must be followed for at least 7 days after the missed dose.
If a patient misses three active pills in a row, she has to avoid taking the missed pills and continue taking 1 pill a day as per the schedule. For at least the next one week, she has to use back-up birth control. In case a patient misses any reminder pills, she has to start taking fresh pills and avoid back-up birth control altogether. In case of an overdose of Seasonique and symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding, a patient should seek emergency medical help.
Many drugs like ascorbic acid, prednisolone, theophylline, HIV medicines, antibiotics, and barbiturates interact adversely with Seasonique.