Seasonale is a prescription birth control medicine used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Seasonale works by preventing the release of an egg from an ovary (ovulation) and cause changes to the uterine and cervical lining so it will be more difficult for the sperm to reach the uterus and for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Seasonale tablets should be stored at room temperature in an area that is protected from moisture and heat.
Before taking Seasonale, tell your health-care professional if any of the following apply to you: you have high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), or a history of heart attack; you have high cholesterol or if you are overweight; you have had a history of depression; you have gallbladder disease; you have diabetes; you have frequent seizures or epilepsy; you have had a history of irregular menstrual cycles; you have had a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram; you have uterine fibroid tumors; you have varicose veins; or if you have tuberculosis. Seasonale can cause birth defects, and should not be used by pregnant women. Seasonale can pass into breast milk and should not be used if you are breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row, as this medication will cause birth defects. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least four weeks before taking birth control pills or six weeks if you are breastfeeding.
This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed for you by your healthcare professional. When taking this medication, follow your doctor’s instructions. Seasonale pills should be taken at the same time each day. Failure to regularly take Seasonale pills may allow pregnancy to occur. If you forget to take a pill, contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.
If you are pregnant, or have recently had a baby, do not use Seasonale. Taking Seasonale is not recommended for those who have experienced a stroke or blood clot, circulation problems (especially those caused by diabetes), hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, severe high blood pressure, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, or a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills.
Severe side effects: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, s
Common and less serious side effects: mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps; breast pain, tenderness, or swelling; freckles or darkening of facial skin; increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair; changes in weight or appetite; problems with cont
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