Beyaz (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol/Levomefolate Calcium) is used as a contraception to prevent pregnancy and to treat moderate acne vulgaris in women over the age of 14 years old who also need an oral contraceptive for birth control. This medication is also used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) such as anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble concentrating, lack of energy, sleep or appetite changes, breast tenderness, headache, joint or muscle pain, and weight gain. Beyaz belongs to a class of drugs known as contraceptives. This medication contains a combination of Drospirenone 3 mg, Ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg, and Levomefolate 0.451 mg. Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol prevents ovulation and changes your cervical mucus and uterine lining, which makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Levomefolate is a type of B vitamin that helps prevent a rare birth defect that could occur if a woman gets pregnant while taking birth control pills or shortly after stopping them.
We currently offer the brand Beyaz 28 day also called Yaz Plus from Canada manufactured by Bayer. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Beyaz may include abdominal cramps, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
• Increase in blood pressure;
• Liver problems;
• Signs of a blood clot;
• Signs of a stroke;
• Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
• Symptoms of a heart attack;
• Symptoms of depression
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Beyaz, or any other medications prior to taking this medication. You should not use Beyaz if you are pregnant or if you recently had a baby. Inform your doctor if you’ve had adrenal gland problems, blood clots, blood clotting disorders, high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, abnormal breast exam, cancer, heart problems, irregular heartbeat, liver disease, kidney disease, strokes, and unexplained vaginal bleeding. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Beyaz and other medications. Do not smoke while taking Beyaz if you are older than 35 years of age. Beyaz will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. Do not use Beyaz if you are breastfeeding.
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