How do I take Seasonale?
I was told by a friend not to drink or eat for 5 hours after taking the medicine. I am also concerned about the effects on my mentaility. Could it cause depression or a behavioral disorder?
Asked by Lola Fitzherbert 4 months ago.
The dosage of Seasonale is one pink (active) tablet daily for 84 consecutive days, followed by 7 days of white (inert) tablets. To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Seasonale must be taken exactly as directed and at intervals not exceeding 24 hours. Ideally, the tablets should be taken at the same time of the day on each day of active treatment. The tablets should not be removed from the protective blister packaging and outer plastic dispenser to avoid damage to the product. The plastic dispenser should be kept in the foil pouch until dispensed to the patient. During the first cycle of medication, the patient is instructed to begin taking Seasonale on the first Sunday after the onset of menstruation. If menstruation begins on a Sunday, the first tablet (pink) is taken that day. One pink tablet should be taken daily for 84 consecutive days, followed by 7 days on which a white (inert) tablet is taken. Withdrawal bleeding should occur during the 7 days following discontinuation of pink active tablets. During the first cycle, contraceptive reliance should not be placed on Seasonale until a pink (active) tablet has been taken daily for 7 consecutive days and a non-hormonal backup method of birth control (such as condoms or spermicide) should be used during those 7 days. The possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of medication should be considered. The patient begins her next and all subsequent 91-day courses of tablets without interruption on the same day of the week (Sunday) on which she began her first course, following the same schedule: 84 days on which pink tablets are taken followed by 7 days on which white tablets are taken. If in any cycle the patient starts tablets later than the proper day, she should protect herself against pregnancy by using a non-hormonal backup method of birth control until she has taken a pink tablet daily for 7 consecutive days. THE RIGHT WAY TO TAKE SEASONALE® IS TO TAKE ONE PILL EVERY DAY AT THE SAME TIME. There were no indications that taking Seasonale could cause depression or a behavioral disorder. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor. Answered by Jenniffer Swell 4 months ago.
Seasonale is a contraceptive tablet correct? (we would not have that make in Ireland). Well you probably have been taking it safely it is vitally not going that you're pregnant. After studying via the first answerer's significant answer, it does say you could quit having durations even as on it and recognizing isn't unique. As some distance as throwing up as soon as per week is involved, when you had morning illness it might be extra in general than as soon as per week and also you might consider nauseous more commonly. I suppose you will have to see a health care provider approximately the throwing up. Answered by Macie Curnow 4 months ago.
These are questions you should have gone over with your doctor. There should be an insert from the pharmacy and with the medication to tell you how to use it and what some of the effects are. Answered by Hui Guderian 4 months ago.
Does the birth control pill (seasonale) give the same side effects as being pregnant?
I want to try seasonale, but I don't want to have the same side effects that pregnancy gives.. such as tired all the time and just plain dog sick...
Asked by Bess Yamashiro 4 months ago.
I took Seasonale for about 2-1/2 months about a year and a half ago, and my daughter took them for about a year before she decided to have another child, and then had a tubal ligation after that birth. My daughter didn't have any problems with the Seasonale. No side effects, no problems. She LOVED them. I, however, had a different experience. You're supposed to 'miss' 2 cycles (2 mos), then have a cylce on the third month. I did miss the first month, but I had a cycle the second month. But not only did I have a cycle, I had a bad one that lasted a few days more than 2 weeks. The doctor promptly took me off them. Other than that, though, I did not experience any side effects like you are talking about, and like I said, neither did my daughter. Every person is different, and our bodies are different. Whether or not you will have any side effects or other issues really depends on your system and how it reacts to the pills. My only advice for you on this one is to give them a try. You won't know how YOUR body will accept them unless you do. If you do have issues, you can always change to something else. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, and let him/her help you make the decision that is right for YOU. Good luck! Answered by Arla Yniguez 4 months ago.
Are contraceptives like Seasonique/Seasonale etc. a lot more expensive than basic birth control pills?
I am currently taking Tri-Sprintec (generic of Ortho Tri-Cyclen). When I go for my annual checkup, I want to ask my doctor about taking bc that minimizes the amounts of periods I have. My question is, are they much more expensive than other types of bc? I do have insurance and copay. I only pay $10 a month...
Asked by Steven Contes 4 months ago.
I am currently taking Tri-Sprintec (generic of Ortho Tri-Cyclen). When I go for my annual checkup, I want to ask my doctor about taking bc that minimizes the amounts of periods I have. My question is, are they much more expensive than other types of bc? I do have insurance and copay. I only pay $10 a month right now b/c I am taking a generic. It would be nice to have only four periods a yr, but not if it breaks the bank. Also, are the side effects worse with these types of bc? Any help is appreciated, thanks! Answered by Edwin Algeo 4 months ago.
The main difference in Seasonale and Seasonique vs. other birth control pills is the packaging and the fact that they are monophasic. In hormone formulation, they are identical or nearly identical to many monophasic birth control pills. For years and years women have been able to skip their periods by only taking active pills and simply not taking their sugar pills at the end of the pack - at the end of the active pills of one pack, you can simply move on to the next pack. I'm on Yaz, which has 24 active pills per pack. I take 3 packs of active pills and then break for 4 days to have a period. This is what my doctor recommended rather than writing a new prescription for Seasonale (which is more expensive). Seasonale is simply packaged with 91 (84 active, 7 inactive) pills rather than the traditional 28 pill pack. With any method that attempts to "skip" periods, breakthrough bleeding is a possibilty, however, so far I have not experienced that. You're on Tri-Sprintec, which is a triphasic birth control - triphasic birth controls are difficult to skip periods on because the hormone levels change each week. It's possible you could skip a period with Tri-Sprintec, but unlikely. If your doctor prescribes a monophasic birth control pill, you'll probably be more successful at skipping your period. You should talk to your doctor about this anyway and see what she/he recommends. As for pricing... I used to be on Tri-Previfem, another generic for Ortho Tri. With insurance, my cost was $15 for a 3 month supply. Now, with Yaz my pricing is $30 for 3 packs since it is a brand name. I did check prices with my insurance for Seasonale and it is $60 for 1 pack (91 pills). I save money by using Yaz and still get the same results (more infrequent periods) that I would get with Seasonale. Answered by Sadye Dalton 4 months ago.
While you get the convenience of 4 periods a year with SEASONALE®, you are also more likely to have spotting and breakthrough bleeding (which varies from slight spotting to a flow much like a regular period) than with a 28-day birth control pill. This is common and should decrease over time. During the first year, total bleeding days are similar to a traditional Pill. I cant find if it is more costly than other basic birth control but i do know if you are worried about the cost and you really want this form of birth control you may want to check out planned parenthood and see if you can get little to no cost for any birth control you may wish to have. IUD and the nuvra ring are amazing form of birth control. i am not a huge fan of birth control pills because i got pregnant on them and plus you really got to make sure you take it at the same time everyday and dont miss any pills. Answered by Marcie Thompsom 4 months ago.
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Generic Seasonique Answered by Eddy Kamat 4 months ago.
Seasonale Generic Answered by Rosemary Bauernfeind 4 months ago.
It depends on your insurance provider. Mine covered generics real well but when I treid to get seasonique it was really expensive. Talk to your doc about the price and if you can just take the generic pills back to back. Answered by Jeanett Kaliszuk 4 months ago.
Whoever told you that is wrong, birth control pills don't dry up your eggs, they stop your egg from being released and produces more cervical mucus so that it's harder for the sperm to get into the uterus. Birth control pills are actually probably one of the best forms of birth control, IUDs and such are the ones with terrible side effects like the other user stated above. Nothing protects you 100% from pregnancy except not having sex. If you take your birth control pills religiously and use condoms when you're having sex then your chances are very very very slim. When choosing birth control, remember to look up on all the side effects and what it actually does to prevent pregnancy. I was on birth control pills for 3 years, i stopped when i was trying to conceive and i got pregnant in 2months. Answered by Lisa Ariano 4 months ago.
You can use the pills you have now, to control when you have a period. Answered by Judy Bocklund 4 months ago.
What is the difference between seasonale and seasonique?
I have been on seasonale for over a year. I was just curious as to the difference, because they come in similar packaging and have similar names. My prescription ran out and I called my GYN to ask for a sample of seasonale to hold me over until my reg. exam in Jan 07. They sent seasonique instead so I am just...
Asked by Quintin Kowalchick 4 months ago.
I have been on seasonale for over a year. I was just curious as to the difference, because they come in similar packaging and have similar names. My prescription ran out and I called my GYN to ask for a sample of seasonale to hold me over until my reg. exam in Jan 07. They sent seasonique instead so I am just curious as to how different it is from seasonale. Thanks for your help! Answered by Jacquetta Kanda 4 months ago.
Seasonale gives you periods 3 months apart. There are 7 blanks, resulting in a 7 day period. seasonique gives you a shorter period (4 days or 4 blanks) might be also periods every 3 months. i switched to seasonale last year because I have heavy periods and can not be bothered with having them every month. I am satisfied with it, although I do still get 7 day periods they are lighter and actually an improvement over what I was getting before, plus they are only every three months. one thing: seasonale takes about 6-9 months for breakthrough bleeding to stop. You could still get your monthly period the first few cycles, but the "off" periods (during which you take a regular pill) will be lighter and not last as long as your quarterly 7 day period. Answered by Ethyl Emmerling 4 months ago.
No, they are the comparable as all distinctive monophasic blend pills. you could desire to apply alesse, Desogen (marvelon), ortho-cyclen ect. To bypass training and overall performance 4 or much less training a 300 and sixty 5 days. Seasonale is in basic words a advertising ploy. Answered by Gay Tetlow 4 months ago.
Side effects of Seasonale?
Has anyone else experienced depression, anxiety, weight gain (targeted mostly in the tummy area), and decreased sex drive? I've been on ortho and the patch and never had these symptoms before. Please share your story if you have.
Asked by Roselle Magone 4 months ago.
definite I actual have. i exchange into on Seasonale for six months and finally i desperate to get off of it. My physician claimed the side consequences could leave yet they on no account extremely did. I additionally broke out everywhere in undesirable pimples. My suggestion to you is that its fit to get on a pill like ortho tri cyclen lo the place u get a era each and each month. whilst u get your era month-to-month its freeing pollution out of your physique besides besides an unfertilized egg. If i've got been u i could swap to something which will make u sense like u returned. Seasonale isnt the suitable bc on the marketplace and that i understand multiple women people who can vouge for that one! Answered by Georgianne Ribble 4 months ago.
Question about seasonale?
I just got my first period after getting off of depo, and I can hardly walk because my cramps are so horrible. My flow is really heavy too.My mom wants to get me on seasonale, and I'm all for it because I'm miserable.. lol. I asked this in woman's health but got no responses.Anyway, are there...
Asked by Sheena Bijou 4 months ago.
I just got my first period after getting off of depo, and I can hardly walk because my cramps are so horrible. My flow is really heavy too. My mom wants to get me on seasonale, and I'm all for it because I'm miserable.. lol. I asked this in woman's health but got no responses. Anyway, are there any side effects I should know about? Or is there another kind of birth control you would recommend? Thank you :) Answered by Julene Mao 4 months ago.
No seasonale, it's going to be just as horrible as you're experiencing now. Get on something like Loestrin 23. The generic is Microgestin. It's simple, pill everyday, little to no side effects. I loved being on it, and never had any trouble with it. I was on it for 6 years, and had to start it because of the horrible periods I endured. Also, I didn't get pregnant until I stopped taking it, and after that it took a month. So it doesn't screw up your fertility. Good luck! It also wouldn't be a bad idea to talk about it with your doctor. It's what they're there for! Answered by Raven Arvesen 4 months ago.
The flow is going to be really heavy because you don't bleed for those other months. Blood clots can even be expected. I was on Seasonale myself and I passed blood clots had cramping and all that, and I thought for sure I had miscarried, and even went to the hospital, but since I wasn't still pregnant they said there was nothing they could do about it and told me to call the doctor. When I called my ob/gyn, that is what they told me, that the heavy bleeding and even clotting was normal. I immediately switched my birth control. There is ortho tri cyclen lo if you still want a pill and this one actually helps the flow decrease. I actually went on it shortly for that purpose. I prefer the ortho evra patch as there are virtually no side effects for me. The only thing is that it leaves a red spot on my skin when I remove it, but since it is somewhere where only my husband will see it, I don't care. That and while it is on, it itches, but that is all. Other people have reported cramping, but since being off of it, I have cramping, while on it, none. Below is a website about the different forms of birth control. Read about them and maybe you can decide if you want to switch or not. Also get on seasonale's official website and find out the side effects so you know if you want to switch or if there is anything you need to know. I hope this helped. Good luck young lady. Answered by Arica Trumball 4 months ago.
The flow will NOT be horrible. The way birth control works is that it prevents you from ovulating and menstruating. Most birth controls even prevent your uterus from creating a lining. Seasonale will be no different. If you're not interested in having periods at all, there is an FDA-approved birth control where you never have a withdrawal bleed. Check the sources. Answered by Franklyn Genta 4 months ago.
Seasonale is a contraceptive pill perfect? (we've not got that make in eire). nicely in case you have been taking it staggering that's extremely not likely which you're pregnant. After examining in the process the 1st answerer's extensive respond, it does say which you will quit having sessions whilst on it and recognizing isn't unusual. so a techniques as throwing up as quickly as each and every week is in touch, in case you had morning affliction it may be extra generally than as quickly as each and every week and you're able to sense nauseous many of the time. i think of you ought to work out a doctor with regard to the throwing up. Answered by Madelene Muntean 4 months ago.
LET me tell you: THE WORST EXPERIENCE TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS!! I was on them for 2 months.. i HAD my period for exactly 35 days STRAIGHT!!! (i get my period every 28 days exactly and i am on it for 4 days) So the next month, after being on my period for 35 days, i got off of it (after a month) and the next month, i was off of them for 2 weeks, and i got on my period for 26 more days!! And i was off of them. It may do you different, but i would NEVER take them again. I really wouldn't recommend those. I like ortho tricyclone. But then again they might do you different. I am not trying to scare you, but it sure scared me. lol. But, trust me, it might make you even more miserable. Answered by Billie Wick 4 months ago.
i'm on it and it's great for me! my periods used to be horrible. Answered by Juli Rasavong 4 months ago.
Being on seasonale, can I start my new pack early (ie. during my period)?
I'm currently on seasonale, and on the inactive week. I'm 5 days in the inactive week and would like to start my new active pills early to change the start date... is it safe to do so .. and by safe I mean, I know I'm protected.. I just wanna know if it'll f*ck anything up ...
Asked by Leif Gornikiewicz 4 months ago.
Seasonale is only packaged that way (with break weeks) because people weren't used to the idea of never having a period. You don't need to take those break weeks. You can take it 365 days a year and never have a period, this is perfectly safe. You can do this with normal bc pills, you don't even need to take seasonale for this. Tons of women all over the world have been doing this for years to stop the bleeding completely. It's fine! Answered by Michael Taliaferro 4 months ago.
Seasonale birth control?
Does it cause weight gain?
Asked by Delora Mcguigan 4 months ago.
Side effects associated with SEASONALE® are similar to those of other birth control pills. They may include bleeding between scheduled periods, nausea, and breast tenderness. These side effects may decrease over time. Serious side effects occur infrequently, especially if you are in good health and do not smoke. You should know that the following medical conditions, though rare, have been associated with or made worse by oral contraceptives like SEASONALE®: blood clots in the legs or lungs, stoppage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, blockage of blood vessels in the heart or other organs in the body, liver tumors, and high blood pressure. Weight gains is indiviudal & varies from woman to woman~ Answered by Stefani Shariat 4 months ago.
Does seasonale cause weight gain?
Asked by Frank Mckenize 4 months ago.
Seasonale is just like any other type of birth control. The only difference is that the company got FDA approval to test out the idea of only taking the placebo pills every three months rather than monthly to induce menstruation. Thus it would make sense that the side effects of seasonale would be the same as other birth control pills. Answered by Mayme Niedzwiecki 4 months ago.
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