LEVONORGESTREL/ETHINYL ESTRADIOL EXTENDED CYCLE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE
Common Brand Name(s): Seasonale
Phonetic Pronunciation: (LEE-voe-nor-jes-trel/ETH-in-il es-tra-DYE-ole)
Information last revised May 2010
What does LEVONOR/ETH ESTRADIOL EX-CYCLE look like?
Seasonale 0.15 mg-30 mcg Tabs,3 month dose pack
Quasense 0.15 mg-30 mcg Tabs,3 month dose pack
Jolessa 0.15 mg-30 mcg Tabs,3 month dose pack
This medication is a combination of 2 hormones (an estrogen and a progestin) and is used to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. It also can work by making vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills have been shown to help make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods (dysmenorrhea), and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).
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