Drug Class: Oral contraceptive drug
Medical Uses: Birth Control
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About this Seasonique Coupon
How do I use this Seasonique Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Seasonique Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Seasonique Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Seasonique Medical Information
What is Seasonique?
Seasonique is a combination medicine used as a contraceptive agent. Seasonique is used, therefore, in patients who wish to avoid pregnancy. The medicine may also be used in patients for whom other contraceptive methods have failed – such as in the case of damaged condoms.
There are two active ingredients of Seasonique, ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel, both of which work by complementary means. Both drugs prevent ovulation, the process whereby an egg is expelled from an ovary. By preventing ovulation, eggs cannot implant in the uterus – which avoids pregnancy.
Seasonique is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include nausea, breast tenderness, freckles, weight changes, vaginal itching, and menstrual changes. Some patients may experience more severe side effects such as swelling, migraines, sudden weakness, chest pain, and depression.
Seasonique is also associated with numerous drug interactions – including aprenavir, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, and phenytoin. Patients concerned about potential side effects or drug interactions should consult their healthcare provider.
Seasonique Medical Uses
Seasonique is a medicine used as a contraceptive drug. It is often used as a long-term contraceptive method rather than the immediate relief of pregnancy, not least because the medicine contains both a progestin and an estrogen in its formulation. Seasonique may, however, also be used in the treatment of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
- Birth Control
There are two active ingredients of Seasonique – ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. Both drugs work to the same end, though they achieve this by different – but complementary – means. For example, both drugs are used to prevent ovulation, the process whereby an egg is released from the ovary.
With no egg released from the ovary, it becomes impossible for an egg to combine with a sperm cell to fuse into the uterine lining. Seasonique also works by other means. For example, both ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel alter the lining of the uterus, making it even more difficult for an egg-sperm combination to implant into the uterus.
This means Seasonique works in two different ways: preventing ovulation and altering the uterine lining. Both active ingredients disrupt the menstrual cycle as they are hormonal in nature – mimicking natural hormones in the body. However – as hormones – Seasonique is associated with many minor, and some serious, side effects.
Seasonique may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. This may be the case, for example, where the active ingredient is used off-label in the treatment of other ailments. If this is the case, the medicine will be discussed with the patient prior to use.
The Seasonique dose the patient is prescribed depends upon a number of factors. For example, the patient’s age, current health status, and whether or not the patient is taking any other medicines – will all be taken into consideration. Based on these factors, the healthcare provider will determine the optimum dose for the patient.
Dosage is important for Seasonique, not least because it is a hormonal contraceptive. Patients are advised to administer the drug as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. As this is a contraceptive medicine, patients are cautioned to adhere strictly with the timing schedule for each dose. However, all else being equal, patients prescribed Seasonique are recommended to take the drug as follows:
- Adults: Take one yellow-green tablet daily for 84 days, followed by one yellow tablet for 7 consecutive days. Patients are advised not to exceed taking the next dose by 24 hours.
Patients are often concerned about when they should take the oral contraceptive. Doctors will advise patients to begin taking Seasonique on the first Sunday after menstruation. Patients are advised not to deviate from this path as this may interfere with the correct functioning of the medicine. Patients who are confused by the dosage regimen should contact their healthcare provider.
Seasonique Side Effects
Like most medicines, Seasonique is associated with its own range of potential side effects. However, generally speaking, Seasonique is well tolerated by patients. Nonetheless, side effects are experienced on a patient-by-patient basis – with many of these side effects linked to existing patient factors: such as age, health status, and whether they take other medicines.
Seasonique may cause mild symptoms (such as nausea and stomach cramps) in some patients, though – quite often – these effects are self-limiting (meaning the problem usually resolves itself). If the problem doesn’t resolve, patients are advised to consult their doctor or local pharmacist. However, patients experiencing severe side effects should discontinue the medicine immediately.
Common side effects with Seasonique include:
- Breast tenderness
- Weight changes
- Appetite changes
- Vaginal itching/discharge
- Menstrual problems
- Stomach cramps
Some patients may experience more serious side effects with Seasonique, such as:
- Sudden weakness
- Chest pain
- Migraine headaches
- Coughing up blood
Patients who experience any serious side effects should discontinue the medicine and consult with their healthcare provider. Patients should disclose with their doctor whether they’re taking any other medicines, as drug interactions may increase the likelihood of experiencing any given side effect.
For example, Seasonique interacts with barbiturates, HIV medicines, and anticonvulsant drugs.
Like most medicines, Seasonique has its own range of drug interactions. Patients must disclose all medicines they’re currently taking – including supplements and herbal remedies – as these, too, can interact with the active ingredient of Seasonique. However, patients should note that a drug interaction does not necessarily entail serious biological consequences.
Patients should not, therefore, be concerned with all drug interactions – as some are minor, whereas others have little to no effect. Nonetheless, patients should still inform their doctor of any medicines they’re already taking when prescribed Seasonique. Seasonique does not have many serious drug interactions, meaning it is considerably safer and easier for healthcare providers to monitor this medicine.
Seasonique interacts with the following drugs:
- HIV medicines
- Mycophenolate mofetil
- Tranexamic acid
Seasonique interacts with alcohol, though the extent to which this is the case is currently unknown. Nonetheless, patients are advised to avoid alcohol wherever possible. Seasonique is also associated with weight gain – which may worsen when taken with other drugs (particularly progestogens). Patients with cardiovascular problems must also be aware that Seasonique may cause fluid retention – which may exacerbate those problems.
If you are concerned about any potential drug interaction, consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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