Drug Information for SEASONIQUETM (levonorgestrel / ethinyl estradiol tablets) 0.15 mg / 0.03 mg and (ethinyl estradiol tablets) 0.01 mg (DURAMED PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.): NONCONTRACEPTIVE HEALTH BENEFITS

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  • The following noncontraceptive health benefits related to the use of oral contraceptives are supported by epidemiological studies which largely utilized oral contraceptive formulations containing doses exceeding 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol or 0.05 mg of mestranol.

    Effects on menses:

    • May decrease blood loss and may decrease incidence of iron-deficiency anemia
    • May decrease incidence of dysmenorrhea

    Effects related to inhibition of ovulation:

    • May decrease incidence of functional ovarian cysts
    • May decrease incidence of ectopic pregnancies

    Effects from long-term use:

    • May decrease incidence of fibroadenomas and fibrocystic disease of the breast
    • May decrease incidence of acute pelvic inflammatory disease
    • May decrease incidence of endometrial cancer
    • May decrease incidence of ovarian cancer
  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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