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.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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