The contraceptive method SLYND Birth Control (drospirenone) is used as an oral contraceptive. It is supplied transparently on the slightly opaque PVC-PVDC / aluminum blister cards, each containing 24 white tablets, each containing 4 mg drospirenone, a synthetic progestogen compound and 4 inert green tablets.
Drospirenon (SLYND Birth Control) is chemically described as (6R, 7R, 8R, 9S, 10R, 13S, 14S, 15S, 16S, 17S) 1,3 ‘, 4’, 6,6a, 7,8,9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15a, 16-hexadecahydro 10,13-dimethylspiro- [17H-dicyclopropa- [6.7: 15.16] cyclopenta [a] phenanthrene-17,2 ‘(5H) furan ] -3.5 ‘(2H) -dione). It has a molecular weight of 366.5, a molecular formula of C24H30O3
Drospirenone is a white to almost white or slightly yellow crystalline powder. It is a progestogen and a neutral molecule with low water solubility.
The active tablet is a 5 mm round, white, senseless film-coated tablet containing 4 mg drospirenone as active ingredient and microcrystalline cellulose NF, anhydrous lactose NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, magnesium stearate NF, partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol NF, talc NF, titanium dioxide NF and polyethylene glycol NF as inactive components. On each panel, the letter “E” is engraved on one side and the letter “D” on the other side.
The inert tablet is a round, green, meaningless 5 mm film-coated tablet that does not contain drospirenone. Each inert green tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: Lactose monohydrate NF, corn starch NF, povidone 30,000 NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, magnesium stearate NF, hypromellose NF, talc NF, polysorbate 2910 NF, triacetin NF, FD & C blue 2 lakes of aluminum and yellow Iron oxide.
SLYND (drospirenone) birth control is a progestogen indicated for women with reproductive potential to prevent pregnancy. Common side effects of Slynd are:
- irregular menstrual bleeding,
- A headache,
- Chest pain,
- Weight gain,
- Menstrual cramps,
- Vaginal bleeding
- decreased sexual desire and
- Breast sensitivity
The SLYND contraceptive dose is one tablet to be taken daily for 28 days. A white tablet is activated daily for the first 24 days and a green tablet is deactivated daily for the next 4 days. Slynd may interact with efavirenz, phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine, bosentan, felbamate, griseofulvin, oxcarbazepine, rifampicin, rifabutin, rufinamide, aprepitant, and products containing St. John’s wort, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II, potassium diagonist antagonist antagonist antagonists -II receptor antagonists, potassium supplements, heparin, aldosterone antagonists and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Tell your doctor about all medicines and supplements you use. Slynd is not intended for use during pregnancy. Stop Slynd if pregnancy occurs. Insignificant amounts of Slynd are excreted in breast milk, but this should not affect infants. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.
SLYND (drospirenone) oral contraceptive tablet The Side Effects Drug Center provides a complete overview of the information available on the possible side effects of taking this medicine.
This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice on side effects.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor or seek emergency medical help if you have severe pain in your lower stomach or side. This could be a sign of a tubal pregnancy (a pregnancy that implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus). A tubal pregnancy is a medical emergency.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe or ongoing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
- high potassium level–nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement;
- signs of a stroke–sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- signs of a blood clot–sudden vision loss, stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath, coughing up blood, pain or warmth in one or both legs;
- liver problems–loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, tiredness, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- symptoms of depression–sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes.