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Seasonique (Levonorgestrel / Ethinyl Estradiol / Ethinyl Estradiol) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

An increased risk of the following serious adverse reactions has been associated with the use of oral contraceptives (see WARNINGS):

  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Arterial thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Hypertension
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hepatic adenomas or benign liver tumors

There is evidence of an association between the following conditions and the use of oral contraceptives:

  • Mesenteric thrombosis
  • Retinal thrombosis

The following adverse reactions have been reported in patients receiving oral contraceptives and are believed to be drug related:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as abdominal cramps and bloating)
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Change in menstrual flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Temporary infertility after discontinuation of treatment
  • Edema/fluid retention
  • Melasma/chloasma which may persist
  • Breast changes: tenderness, enlargement, and secretion
  • Change in weight or appetite (increase or decrease)
  • Change in cervical ectropion and secretion
  • Possible diminution in lactation when given immediately postpartum
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Migraine headache
  • Rash (allergic)
  • Mood changes, including depression
  • Vaginitis, including candidiasis
  • Change in corneal curvature (steepening)
  • Intolerance to contact lenses
  • Decrease in serum folate levels
  • Exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Exacerbation of porphyria
  • Exacerbation of chorea
  • Aggravation of vericose veins
  • Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, including urticaria, angioedema, and severe reactions with respiratory and circulatory symptoms

The following adverse reactions have been reported in users of oral contraceptives and the association has been neither confirmed nor refuted:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Optic neuritis which may lead to partial or complete loss of vision
  • Cystitis-like syndrome
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Hirsutism
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Hemorrhagic eruption
  • Impaired renal function
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Acne
  • Changes in libido
  • Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Dysmenorrhea


REPORTS OF SUSPECTED SEASONIQUE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Seasonique. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Seasonique side effects / adverse reactions in 27 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-13

Patient: 27 year old female weighing 90.3 kg (198.6 pounds)

Reactions: Cholelithiasis, Bile Duct Obstruction, Palpitations, Pulmonary Embolism, Gallbladder Disorder, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Seasonique
    Dosage: 1 pill
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypomenorrhoea

Seasonique
    Dosage: 1 pill
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Contraception



Possible Seasonique side effects / adverse reactions in 33 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-11-15

Patient: 33 year old female weighing 129.3 kg (284.4 pounds)

Reactions: Major Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Suspect drug(s):
Seasonique



Possible Seasonique side effects / adverse reactions in 19 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-12-08

Patient: 19 year old female weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Syncope, Fatigue, Dizziness, Headache, Mood Swings

Suspect drug(s):
Seasonique



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2007-08-07

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