There are currently are several oral contraception (OCs) options that work like other OCs and are used for menstrual suppression, including Seasonale
, Seasonique, and Lybrel.
C treatment), then Seasonale
The company stated that Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.15 mg/0.03 mg, is the generic version of Teva's Seasonale
* 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.
Levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol * Seasonale
In 2003, a continuous OCP with 30 mcg EE and 0.015 mg levonorgestrel (Seasonale
) was approved.
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.
and Eastern markets and boost its pipeline." Barr also brings to Teva brand-name contraceptives such as the Plan B, or "morning after pill," and Seasonale
For example, the new combined oral contraceptives with continuous or extended dosing might be more appealing than those with cyclic dosing because they are associated with shorter withdrawal bleeds (Loestrin 24 Fe, Yaz), fewer withdrawal bleeds (Seasonique, Seasonale
), or no withdrawal bleeding at all (Lybrel), noted Dr.
The newer methods reviewed in the document include the monophasic pill that contains 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel for extended cycling (Seasonale
), the single rod implant that contains the progestin etonogestrel (Implanon), and the vaginal ring (NuvaRing) that contains 15 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 120 mcg of etonogestrel and is inserted in the vagina for 3 weeks and removed for 1 week to induce menstruation.