Seasonale

Seasonale

(sē′zə-năl′)
A trademark for an oral contraceptive that contains ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrol and that results in quarterly rather than monthly menstrual cycles.

Seasonale®

Gynecology An OC designed to ↓ the number of menstrual cycles to 4/yr, each ±91 days in duration. See Contraception.
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91-day pills: Also called extended-use pills, they are marketed under the brand names Seasonale, Seasonique, LoSeasonique, Jolessa and Quasense.
By extending the menstrual cycle from 28 days to three months Seasonale reduced the number of periods per year from 13 to four.
Today, it is the most commonly used form of birth control, and that first pill, marketed by Searle Pharmaceuticals as Enovid-10, has spawned dozens of brands - Yaz, Lybrel, Seasonale - which all work the same way, by using a combination of hormones to mimic pregnancy and prevent ovulation each month.
There are Yaz, Yasmin, Seasonale, Seasonique and Lybrel - all with slightly different packaging, formulations and selling points.
Barr also brings to Teva brand-name contraceptives such as the Plan B, or "morning after pill," and Seasonale.
15 mg desogestrel; EE pills contain 10 [micro]g EE 49-DAY CYCLES Use any standard 22 EP pills 21-7 OC and combine 7 I pills the EP pills from two packs; take as 42 EP pills followed by 7 I pills 84-7 FORMULATIONS Use any standard 21-7 84 EP pills OC and combine the EP 7 I pills pills from our packs; take as 84 EP pills followed by 7 I pills Seasonale 84 EP pills EP pills contain 7 I pills 30 [micro]g EE and 0.
With Seasonale and Seasonique, a woman takes one pill every day for three months then, during the final week of the pack, she takes placebo pills and has her period.
The recent approvals for extended use hormonal contraceptive medications that induce menstrual suppression in healthy women and girls, variously known as Lybrel (2007), Seasonale (2003) and Seasonique (2006) in the US, and Seasonale (2007) in Canada, have largely been greeted with uncritical praise in the mainstream media, and been given the stamp of approval by several leading professional medical organizations.
This is not merely a birth control method--it is, in the words of the original Seasonale website, a "lifestyle choice.