Brand name: Seasonal
Medical Name: LEVONORGESTREL / ETHINYL ESTRADIOL
Class: Extended Cycle Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (COCP)
Seasonale –Who should use it?
Women who want to control pregnancy can use Seasonale. Seasonale is a contraceptive pill which provides birth control by bringing hormonal changes in the body. These hormonal changes reduce the number of times a woman gets her periods in a year. Seasonale, like other contraceptive pills, control your reproductive system and hence helps you to avoid pregnancy. Seasonale, however, stops the menstrual periods as well. Why? Other contraceptive pills consist of a dosage containing 21 birth control pills while 9-10 placebo pills. The drug user is advised to take placebo pills during her periods and birth control pills otherwise. This way the pills work on the reproductive system only in those days during which you are not taking the placebo pills. Seasonale, on the other hand, consists of a dosage in which you take birth control pills everyday of the month and hence you get reduced menstrual periods. The control over your menstrual periods has brought about the concept of convenience and more women are now opting for Seasonale.