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Amethia Lo is an extended-cycle oral contraceptive used to help prevent pregnancy. This birth control pill allows women to only have a period once every three months with a low level of hormones. It is a generic version of LoSeasonique, and works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Side effects include nausea, headaches, and back pain.

What Is Amethia Lo?

Amethia™ Lo (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive, commonly known as a birth control pill. It is a generic version of LoSeasonique®. Amethia Lo is a low-dose, extended-cycle oral contraceptive. With Amethia Lo, you will get your period once every three months (four times a year) with a low level of hormones.
(Click What Is Amethia Lo Used For? for more information on what this medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Amethia Lo may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Amethia Lo include but are not limited to:
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Irregular or heavy uterine bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Back pain.
(Click Amethia Lo Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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