Extended-cycle OC offers more convenience

October 6, 2003

Clinicians can soon offer women the convenience of an extended-cycle oral contraceptive (OC). The FDA recently approved levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol (Seasonale, Barr Laboratories) 0.15 mg/0.03 mg tablets for the prevention of pregnancy. The manufacturer plans a November 1 launch for Seasonale, the first extended-cycle OC to receive FDA approval.