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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [1 mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg]
x 84 tablets then 7 days of 10 mcg Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen)

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Daysee
Amethia
Ashlyna
Camrese
Simpesse

Name Brand

Seasonique

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New Questions

Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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What is Seasonique?

Seasonique is a combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Seasonique prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Seasonique is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs)IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

How to Use Seasonique

Seasonique it’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking this medication before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 84 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to help you get in the habit of taking your pill every day.

Dosage

Seasonique birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel 1 mg  (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 30 mcg (estrogen).

Benefits of Seasonique

  1. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7-day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  2. You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Each pack comes 84 active pills, so you will only have a withdraw at the end of those active pills. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page
  3. Improves acne.

Seasonique Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Seasonique. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented,  such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Order Seasonique Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Seasonale at special request or another generic equivalent: Daysee, Ashlyna, Amethia, Camrese, Simpesse for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $40/pack without insurance.

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FAQ

WILL SEASONIQUE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Some women worry about weight gain when taking Seasonique and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

HOW LONG BEFORE SEASONIQUE IS EFFECTIVE?

Theoretically, it’s effective immediately (if you start on your period) vs. other times, you need to use backup for 7 days. To be absolutely safe we recommend backup or abstain for the first month. For more information, click here.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH SEASONIQUE ?

Pretty much every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Seasonique. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness. If you experience trouble breathing or swollen lips, throat, or tongue, call 911.

Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Seasonique, especially if you’ve had health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.

HOW EASY TO GET IS SEASONIQUE?

Seasonique should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area and should be easy to get. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Seasonique or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.

HOW MUCH IS SEASONIQUE WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Seasonique is an affordable option being $52 for a pack of 84 active pills. You can also save money by choosing one of several other Seasonique generics, such as JDaysee, Ashlyna, Amethia, Camrese, or Simpesse.

HOW DOES SEASONIQUE WORK?

Seasonique uses a combination of two hormones, estrogen, and progestin, to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen. It’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Seasonale before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 84 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 pills with 10mcg of Ethinyl estradiol pills.

If you want to #SkipPeriods, check out our #PeriodsOptional aka Hate your periods? blog post here.