Safyral(Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol/Levomefolate Calcium)
Safyral Drug Information
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This combination hormone medication is used to prevent pregnancy.an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (drospirenone). Safyral also contains a folate supplement (such as l-methylfolate, levomefolate). Folate is a B-vitamin that women of childbearing age use to help prevent spinal cord defects in an unborn baby. The folate supplement in Safyral, along with a diet rich in folate, lowers this risk if you become pregnant while taking Safyral or soon after you stop taking it. Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills may make your periods more regular, and may decrease blood loss, painful periods, and the risk of ovarian cysts. Using Safyral does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
Do not use Safyral if you smoke cigarettes/use tobacco and are over 35 years old. Smoking raises your risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, and high blood pressure from hormonal birth control (such as the pill, patch, ring). The risk of these serious problems increases with age and with the number of cigarettes you smoke. Do not smoke or use tobacco.
How to Use Safyral
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Safyral and each time you get a refill. The leaflet contains very important advice about when to take your pills and what to do If you miss a dose of Safyral. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Safyral by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember, and take your pill at the same time each day. Taking Safyral after your evening meal or at bedtime may help decrease stomach upset and nausea. It is very important to continue taking Safyral exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the package instructions to find the first tablet, start with the first tablet in the pack, and take them in the correct order. Do not skip any doses. Pregnancy is more likely if you miss pills, start a new pack late, or take your pill at a different time of the day than usual. Vomiting or diarrhea can prevent your birth control pills from working well. If you have vomiting or diarrhea, you may need to use a back-up birth control method (such as condoms, spermicide). Follow the directions in the Patient Information Leaflet and check with your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Your pill pack contains 21 pills with active medication (hormones and folate). It also contains 7 reminder pills (without hormones, but with folate) at the end of the pack. Take one active pill (with hormones) once daily for 21 days in a row. After you have taken the last active pill, take one reminder pill (without hormones) once daily for 7 days in a row unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should have your period during the fourth week of the cycle. After you have taken the last reminder tablet in the pack, start a new pack the next day even if your period is continuing or if you do not have your period. If you do not get your period, consult your doctor. If this is the first time you are using Safyral and you are not switching from another form of hormonal birth control (such as the patch, other birth control pills), take the first tablet in the pack on the first Sunday following the beginning of your menstrual period or on the first day of your period. If your period begins on a Sunday, begin taking Safyral on that day. For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. If you start on the first day of your period, you do not need to use back-up birth control the first week. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about how to switch from other forms of hormonal birth control (such as patch, vaginal ring, other birth control pills) to Safyral. If any information is unclear, consult the Patient Information Leaflet or your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking Safyral, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol, or folate supplements; or if you have any other allergies. Safyral may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Safyral, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,adrenal gland problems, blood clots (for example, in the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S deficiency), high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglyceride (blood fat) levels, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), depression, diabetes, family or personal history of a certain swelling disorder (angioedema), gallbladder problems, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), kidney disease, liver disease (including tumors), history of yellowing eyes/skin (jaundice) during pregnancy or while using hormonal birth control (such as pills, patch), swelling (edema), stroke, thyroid problems, unexplained vaginal bleeding. If you have diabetes, Safyral may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet. Tell your doctor if you just had or will be having surgery or if you will be confined to a chair or bed for a long time (such as on a long plane flight). These conditions increase your risk of getting blood clots, especially if you are using hormonal birth control. You may need to stop Safyral for a time or take special precautions. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Safyral may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Safyral may cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin (melasma). Sunlight may worsen this effect. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. If you are nearsighted or wear contact lenses, you may develop vision problems or trouble wearing your contact lenses. Contact your eye doctor if these problems occur. It may take longer for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor. Safyral should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and find out when it is safe to start using birth control that contains a form of estrogen, such as Safyral. Safyral may decrease breast milk production. A small amount passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Refer to the product package information for advice on missed doses. You may need to use back-up birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. If you often forget to take your pills as directed, contact your doctor to discuss switching to another form of birth control.
See also Precautions section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aromatase inhibitors (such as anastrozole, exemestane, letrozole), atazanavir/cobicistat, ospemifene, tamoxifen, tranexamic acid, certain combination products used to treat chronic hepatitis C (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir with or without dasabuvir). Drospirenone may raise your potassium blood level. Tell your doctor if you are regularly taking other drugs/products that can also raise your potassium level (including aliskiren, ACE inhibitors such as benazepril/lisinopril, angiotensin receptor blockers such as losartan/valsartan, heparin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen, potassium-sparing "water pills"/diuretics such as spironolactone/triamterene). Some drugs may cause hormonal birth control to work less well by decreasing the amount of birth control hormones in your body. This effect can result in pregnancy. Examples include griseofulvin, modafinil, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), ritonavir, St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine), among others. Tell your doctor when you start any new drug, and discuss if you should use additional reliable birth control. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well. Safyral may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as blood clotting factors, thyroid), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Safyral.
Safyral Side Effects
What are Safyral side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Safyral may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Safyral as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Safyral
The side effects of Safyral may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Safyral. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Safyral may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Safyral, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Safyral.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Safyral, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Safyral and the side effects associated with Safyral are described in the following:
Common Safyral Side Effects
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- headache disorder
- abdominal distension
- breast engorgement
- irregular menstrual periods
Less Frequent Safyral Side Effects
- libido changes
- abdominal pain with cramps
- mood changes
- weight gain
Rare or Very Rare Safyral Side Effects
- retinal vascular occlusion
- benign hepatic cell adenoma
- malignant neoplasm of liver
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- acute myocardial infarction
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- thromboembolic disorder
- thrombotic disorder
- gallbladder disease
- inflammatory bowel disease
- erythema multiforme
- erythema nodosum
- cerebrovascular accident
- dysplasia of cervix
- arterial thrombosis
- cerebral thrombosis
- hemorrhagic stroke
- carcinoma of breast
- body fluid retention
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Safyral when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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