Seasonale is designed to extend the time between your periods so you get them once every 3 months instead of every month. It has a 91-day treatment cycle, resulting in 4 menstrual periods per year. You take 1 active pill every day for 3 months (84 days), followed by 1 week (7 days) of inactive pills.
During your first year on Seasonale bleeding or spotting between periods is more likely to occur than with traditional birth control pills. The total days of bleeding are similar to a traditional birth control pill. These side effects are common during early cycles and can happen as your body is adjusting to hormones. They should decrease over time.
How do I take Seasonale?
You should take the first pink active pill on the Sunday after your period begins, even if you still have your period. If your period begins on Sunday, start your pack that same day. For the first 7 days after you start Seasonale use another type of birth control (like a condom or spermicide) as a back-up to prevent pregnancy.
Take one birth control pill every day at the same time, no more than 24 hours after the last dose. Try to take Seasonale at a time that you will remember – just before bed, with a meal, or first thing in the morning. Taking the pill at night may help to reduce nausea or headache, which may be side effects.
Your period should occur during the 7 days you are taking the white pills (these are “reminder” pills and do not contain hormones). If you don’t get your period, have a pregnancy test before beginning a new package of pills.
After taking the last white pill from a pack, start a new pack the very next day. Do not skip any days.
Does Seasonale have any side effects?
The side effects of Seasonale are the same as experienced with regular birth control pills and should decrease over time. They may include:
- bleeding between periods
- breast tenderness
- weight gain
- increase or decrease in acne
- high blood pressure
Serious, but less common, health risks can be:
- blood clots in legs, lungs, heart or brain
- heart attacks
- possibly cervical cancer
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