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I am not able to find Lybrel and Seasonale in India,,what are its other names or alternatives??I want to stop periods...

I am not able to find Lybrel and Seasonale in India,,what are its other names or alternatives??I want to stop periods...

Speak to Pharmacist: Just let the pharmacist know to give you a pill that contains Levonorgesterol and 20mcg Ethinyl Estradiol. You can then use a new pack every 21 days so as to remain continuously on the active pill which will b elite Lybrel or seasonal. ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks into start Seasonale.Had period before starting pills.I started spotting this week.Will spotting likely stop?How long b4 body used to it?

I'm 4 weeks into start Seasonale.Had period before starting pills.I started spotting this week.Will spotting likely stop?How long b4 body used to it?

Varies: Seasonale is protecting you but some breakthrough bleeding or spotting is a common complaint. It is most common with the first package and may stop but it also may last for the entire 3 month pack. Some women find that their body never tolerates/adjusts to periods only every 3 months but most find it is better with the 2nd pack. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill is better to stop periods,,,is it seasonale or lybrel or any other medicine?? thanks...

Which birth control pill is better to stop periods,,,is it seasonale or lybrel or any other medicine?? thanks...

Depends: If you take oral contraceptives continuously, you may be able to stop your menses. Both of the oc's you mentioned can be used in this way. See a Provider to find out how to do this safely. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking seasonale birth control pills after 60 days so i can have my period, and then go back on it? I have a vacation coming up.

Can i stop taking seasonale birth control pills after 60 days so i can have my period, and then go back on it? I have a vacation coming up.

Yes: As long as u use it as long as a regular pill u can have the cycle; you may or may not have much bleeding but stay off for about 4-7 days then resume. Have fun on your trip and good luck. ...Read more

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Hello,,,which medicine is most effective to stop periods among Lybrel, Seasonale or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD....which medicine is most effective and better???

Hello,,,which medicine is most effective to stop periods among Lybrel, Seasonale or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD....which medicine is most effective and better???

Pills or IUD?: To be effective, pills need to be taken daily, and there may be some interaction with other meds. If there are side effects, it is easier to stop taking pills. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD needs to be inserted/removed by a physician and gives protection up to 5 years. Lybrel is intended for consecutive 365 days but with Seasonale there are 4 periods a year. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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Please tell what is the name of Lybrel and Seasonale in India,,,because i am not able to find the medicine,,or what is the alternative??

Please tell what is the name of Lybrel and Seasonale in India,,,because i am not able to find the medicine,,or what is the alternative??

Requested info: Seasonale is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol containing 0.15mg/30 microgram respectively. It's 84 active tabs followed by 7 inert tabs. Lybrel is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol containing 0.09mg/20 microgram respectively. It's 28 active tabs only (monophasic pack). ...Read more

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Ive took seasonale for nine days and feel horrible physically and mentally.Im going to discontinue.Will my hormones be out of whack when i dont take t?

Ive took seasonale for nine days and feel horrible physically and mentally.Im going to discontinue.Will my hormones be out of whack when i dont take t?

Not really: May take a cycle for things to go back to where they were. Interesting choice for woman with acne. Most likely the progestin in this pill levonorgestrel too strong for you. Good in that it helps to limit breakthrough bleeding (bleeding when you should not bleed), but can be tough to tolerate for some women. Discuss with gyn less androgenic progestin pill. They will understand. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Gained almost 12 lbs since i started taking seasonale. I started it in december. I've been working out, eating healthy and still gaining? What can I do

Gained almost 12 lbs since i started taking seasonale. I started it in december. I've been working out, eating healthy and still gaining? What can I do

Switch: Seasonale contains levonorgestrel. This is an older Progesterone that is more likely to cause weight gain than some of the newer progesterones. You may want to switch to a pill that contains a newer Progesterone (desogestrel, norgestimate, drospirenone) or switch to an iud as this is less likely to cause weight gain. Avoid Progesterone only methods as they are more likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more