Seasonale (Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a combination prescription medication used to prevent pregnancy. This medication contains two hormones, a progestin and an estrogen. It works by preventing ovulation during your menstrual cycle. It also makes your vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent fertilization and changes the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. If the fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. Birth control pills may also make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts. It is also used to treat acne. Seasonale is usually taken once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Seasonale from Canada. There is no generic available for this medication. Seasonale is available in the strength of 0.15 mg/0.03 mg/ 91 day tablets.
The common side effects of Seasonale may include bloating, breast tenderness, fluid retention, headache, nausea, vomiting and weight change.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• Dark urine;
• Lumps in the breast;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Sudden heavy bleeding;
• Unusual changes in vaginal bleeding;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Seasonale if you are allergic to ethinyl estradiol or levonorgestrel or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly if you have diabetes. Inform your doctor right aways if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst or urination. Limit your time in the sun as this medication may cause blotchy, dark areas of your face and skin. It may take longer for you to become pregnant after you stop taking the birth control pills. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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