Generic LoSeasonique Ultra-Low-Dose Extended Cycle Birth Control (Prescription Product)
Generic LoSeasonique is an extended-cycle birth control pill taken daily for 91 days. Besides offering an ultra-low-dose of hormones, this pill is popular among women who enjoy having their menstrual cycle only four times a year. LoSeasonqiue is also sold under the generic "brand" names Amethia Lo and Camrese Lo. Its generic is ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. Each pack of generic LoSeasonique contains 91 pills and lasts three months. Choose quantity below, up to two packs.
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Generic LoSeasonique: fewer periods and an ultra-low-dose of hormones
Women who are physically active, travel frequently or experience painful periods and other unpleasant symptoms of menstruation give positive reviews about the freedom of extended-cycle birth control pills like LoSeasonique.
LoSeasonique extended-cycle birth control pills at a glance:
- Menstruate four times a year instead of monthly
- Lighter periods
- 84 pills contain 0.1mg of levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol. Last seven pills contain 0.01 mg ethinyl estradiol
- Four refills annually instead of 12
Does LoSeasonique prevent periods?
No, LoSeasonique does not stop all menstruation but women can expect to have one period about every 12 weeks which comes out to four times a year.
What are the benefits of skipping periods?
Beyond convenience, fewer periods bring welcomed relief for women whose menstrual cycle triggers debilitating symptoms such as abdominal cramps, extra-heavy bleeding, menstrual migraines, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
How effective is LoSeasonique in preventing pregnancy?
Like other combination birth control pills, LoSeasonique is 91 percent effective when taken as instructed according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are extended-cycle birth control pills?
Extended-cycle birth control pills, also called continuous cycle, lengthen a woman's menstrual cycle to three months (90 days) up from regular monthly cycles (30 days).
LoSeasonique may be prescribed off-label to treat or prevent
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Ovarian Cysts
- Gonadotropin Inhibition
To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
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For a complete list of precautions and warning, refer to the information included with your prescription. Always follow instructions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist.
Common side effects of LoSeasonique:
If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and which types are safe for your unique situation.
No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.
This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.
Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
What is LoSeasonique?
The estrogen in generic LoSeasonique does not exceed 20 mcg of estrogen making it an ultra-low-dose birth control pill. "Standard" dose birth control pills contain between 35-40 mcg of estrogen. Low-dose birth control pills contain less than 35 mcg of estrogen.
Generic LoSeasonique is a bi-phasic combination birth control pill. Combination refers to its mixture of two types of hormones. It is classified as bi-phasic because the cycle of pills contains two different balances of hormones in the pills. In contrast, mono-phasic pills contain the same combination and dose of pills in each pack.
What is the difference between LoSeasonique and Lo Seasonale?
LoSeasonique and Lo Seasonale are both extended cycle combination birth control pills. However, LoSeasonique has 91 active pills and LoSeasonale has only 84 active pills. The last 7 pills in LoSeasonale are placebos and only serve as reminder pills. LoSeasonique's last seven pills contain a low dose of estrogen.
What is the difference between Seasonique and Seasonale?
These pills contain the same combination of active ingredients and number of pills but each pill has a higher dose of the active hormones.
- Seasonique contains 91 active pills containing 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel, 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol and seven pills containing 0.01 mg of ethinyl estradiol.
- Seasonale contains 84 active pills containing 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol and seven inactive pills (reminder pills).
What if I miss a dose of LoSeasonique?
If you miss any pills refer to the package insert on what to do or contact your physician.
What are side effects of LoSeasonique?
Common side effects of LoSeasonique:
- Spotting or breakthrough bleeding
- Abdominal cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- Yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis
Who cannot take combination birth control pills?
It is recommended that women who fit the criteria below do not take combination birth control pills:
- Over 35 who smoke
- Have experienced unpleasant side effects from estrogen
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a history of certain types of cancers such as breast cancer
- Are at risk for heart disease
- Have high blood pressure
- Have a history of blood clots
- Have migraines with aura
Instead, a physician may prescribe progestin-only (POP) birth control pills such as norethindrone 0.35mg, also sold under the names Lyza, Heather, Sharobel, Deblitane, Camila, Nora-be, Norlyda, Errin, Jolivette, Jencycla, Micronor and Nor-qd.