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User Reviews for Drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium to treat Birth Control

Also known as: Beyaz, Tydemy, Safyral

Drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 174 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 47% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 21% reported a negative effect.

Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium Rating Summary

6.5/10 average rating

174 ratings from 185 user reviews.

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Reviews for Drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium

K e r January 3, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I am 27 years old, and started taking Beyaz a few months ago. I was extremely hesitant about taking this because I was so, -SO- afraid of gaining weight. I have taken other pills in the past that have caused weight gain, nausea, bloating, etc, but this pill has proven me wrong, I have had no side effects, it's actually a bit shocking. So glad my doctor recommended this to me.”

10 / 10
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pleased · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 18, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I have been on Beyaz for 4 months now after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. I have lost 50 lbs in the last 4 months, my mood is better, my face has cleared up dramatically, I would recommend this to ANYONE!”

10 / 10
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aswarner110 · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 5, 2012

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I'm only on my second month but Beyaz is already an answered prayer! I've suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome for years and birth control pills have always aggravated some symptoms. Since starting this one I've seen much less facial hair, my skin is clearing up, I'm losing weight, and I've had my first cycle with no migraines which is a huge deal for me. I also have fibromyalgia and this medicine seems to be helping with that as well, perhaps its the vitamin aspect or my hormones finally balancing some. I was very hesitant at first and I'm so glad I gave it a shot! Thank you Bayer!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 15, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I love Beyaz. The only side effects I have experienced is increase in breast size, increased sex drive and clearer skin. I would strongly recommend trying it. And definitely ask your doctor for the Bayer savings card that makes your first prescription $5 and only $25 for the rest of your prescriptions. I have no prescription insurance coverage so it is fantastic for me because I will never have to pay over $25. Hopefully it is as great for you as it is to me!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 11, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I was taking Yaz, but then for whatever reason the company added something to change it to Beyaz. Yaz was seriously a saint for me. Amazing periods, not hormonal at all, great skin, the works! I've been on Beyaz for over a month now, and I have not cried this much since I broke up with the love of my life over a year ago, and I have zero control of my emotions and how I feel. ”

7 / 10
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Anonymous July 25, 2011

Safyral (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I'll break down my experience with parts of this birth control for you. 1) skin: totally cleared up my skin. EXCELLENT for that. 2) birth control: its the only form of contraceptive I use, and so far...no babies. A . 3) cravings: its hard for me to say, because I've ALWAYS craved carbohydrates and sugar anyways, so. neutral. 4) periods: on time. No break through bleeding. 5) mood: 100% TERRIBLE. I can not emphasize this enough. NOTHING will be wrong in my life, and I literally wont be able to stop crying. Yesterday, I think I started crying at 8am and continued crying at hour intervals until I fell asleep at 9:30pm. I get frustrated now over tiny things. I have mood swings. I act irrationally. But mainly I just cry. ALL. THE. TIME. and I'm just constantly sad.”

5 / 10
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Katia love · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 19, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “Previously I was on Yaz for about 5 years and my insurance didn't cover it so I switched to BeYaz. I was on it for a good two years because it's the same thing as Yaz. Personally, I love this birth control. This is the only birth control for me. I suffer from PMDD and this helps me tremendously. And I also suffer from acne, my skin cleared right up in a week. Periods are better and shorter. No weight gain or other side effects. Perfect pill. I highly recommend this birth control.”

10 / 10
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Indira G April 20, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I'm 16 and I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome about 2 weeks ago. I was basically not getting my period. My pediatrician recommended Beyaz to control my Hormone level and some other things. I was skeptical about taking Birth control because of side effects such as depression and weight gain. I tend to be a very happy and energetic person and honestly I was scared to lose that, I was VERY SURPRISED THOUGH, Beyaz hasn't changed my mood at all, I haven't gained weight and overall I feel fine! Except for its made me TIRED. I work around that though and its no big deal. As for acne, Beyaz controls it amazingly. So far THANK YOU BEYAZ! You're really helping my future.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous December 6, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I went on Beyaz 3 months ago and just finished the third pack. I was noticing that I was always tired, nauseous, bloated, stomach pains, and eating all the time. I too thought I was in the early stages of pregnancy because of these symptoms. I started taking the pill because of horrible period cramps that would make me so sick and incapable of doing anything, it helped. Then I started getting really depressed out of nowhere, feeling sad for no reason, trapped in my own body and then that led to anxiety attacks and anxiety about when is the next time I will have this terrible feeling again. Because of that and not being able to sleep I am done with this pill! Thanks to everyone for sharing, I feel comforted to know I wasn't going crazy.”

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laurrrrr May 26, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “The birth control pills I tried before Beyaz made me so emotionally crazy. My academics and social life crumbled to pieces. After stopping those pills my Gyno suggested Beyaz since I have a history of anxiety and depression, and I am SO glad he did. Because of my history and how hormones mess with those conditions, if Beyaz had the same mentally severe side effects I would be forced to forgo birth control altogether. But now my life is back on track and I deal with no emotional or hormonal effects from this pill, no nausea, no weight gain, and only headaches that went away after 2 - 3 months. Thank you BEYAZ.”

9 / 10
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Nic July 18, 2019

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “This is my first time on BC & after researching many different brands I’m glad I was put on this one. Reading the reviews I was a little hesitant but decided to give it a try & find out how my own experience would go. The first month was rough. Actually the first week I noticed an extreme difference in my irritability/ anxiety. I would get frustrated & annoyed at the drop of a dime. I would cry for absolutely no reason at all. I also experienced nausea & headaches on a daily basis but they eventually went away on their own, my body took some time to adjust but I can say that this form of birth control works well for me. I take it at the same time every day & have had lighter shorter periods with almost no cramping. Prior to BC I had heavier periods & days where I couldn’t even get out of bed due to horrible cramps. My advice, don’t focus too much on the reviews. 9/10 times people will write a NEGATIVE experience as opposed to a positive one.”

9 / 10
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KPayy March 20, 2017

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I have a history of depression/anxiety which I'm currently treating w medication. I also have had symptoms of PMDD in the past. Beyaz is the ONLY birth control I have tried that completely takes away the PMDD, clears my face, hasn't made me gain weight, etc. I love it. When a generic for Beyaz came out (Rajani), I tried it for 3 months and each month two days before starting my period I had terrible PMDD episodes with extreme depression/ anxiety/ cramping/ migraines. I'm going back to Beyaz.”

10 / 10
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mm · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 14, 2020

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “Throughout the first month, I was on this website all the time looking for hope!!! The first month was awful and I broke out everywhere, but by the end of my sugar pills, my skin was basically clear. Push through the first month!!!!!!!!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 23, 2018

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I’ve been off and on Beyaz for about a year. I was excited to have a regular period and also the birth control factor. I stopped taking it the first time around (after 7 months) because I felt like I was going crazy. I was emotional all the time, and it affected my relationships and my eating habits. I restarted it a couple months ago, and I have to stop taking it again. I get really bad headaches, I have brain fog, and I feel like I’m pregnant because I crave different foods all the time. I don’t want to work out, I don’t have any energy, and my emotions are all over the place - terrible anxiety. I’m not going to say “don’t take this” because every woman is different, and some won’t experience any of these symptoms. But if you are experiencing these symptoms, I suggest talking to your doctor or simply acknowledging how you feel on it. I’m stopping today, and I’ll never go back.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 12, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I was on Beyaz for one month and had to switch. It made me tired and nauseous. It gave me the WORST headaches. They would last all day and Advil did not take the pain away. Maybe if I waited the whole 3 months, it would've straightened out but I just couldn't deal with the awful headaches. But like everyone says, everyone's body is different. Only pro: my mild acne seemed to clear up.”

3 / 10
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mm310 January 14, 2012

Safyral (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I've recently switched to Safyral from Beyaz about two months ago and I love it! I was nervous because I searched the Internet over and over, and only found one good review for this pill so I thought I'd give my experience to people who are wanting to try this. I've had no major issues or changes except positive ones. While taking Beyaz my face was broken out at least with 3-5 blemishes every week, I decided to ask my Obgyn what I should do and as suggested going on Safyral. So I did and I noticed immediate skin clearing. I haven't had one blemish since I started using this stuff. It doesn't affect my mood or personality either! I just feel like myself but with clear skin now! I'd recommend this to anyone!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous July 20, 2012

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I was prescribed Beyaz after being diagnosed (finally) with Polycystic ovarian syndrome. After three months I've lost roughly fifteen pounds, I actually get my period (which for me is a good thing) and I see no other side effects past that that weren't bringing the changes from being put on progestin back to normal. If you have PCOS or similar symptoms, I'd recommend researching it further.”

7 / 10
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Cassie C. · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 3, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I have been on BeYaz for 5 months now. I was switched from a normal hormone birth control because it caused terrible breakouts (which I had never had in my life) as well as severe mood swings. At first, I really liked BeYaz. It cleared my skin back up to normal and I didn't notice any changes. Now I am starting to get extremely agitated at the smallest things, crying for no reason, extreme headaches, and am getting cramps like I used to without birth control. I am considering getting off birth control altogether.”

6 / 10
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Silicaw October 8, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I started taking Beyaz about a month ago. I was originally taking Microgestin for birth control for a little over a year and I started to experience extreme cramps that kept me from classes on some days. I never had problems with acne or mood swings ever, especially while on Microgestin. Now that I'm taking Beyaz I have very bad acne and feel very depressed and lack luster. I normally have a very high sex drive as well and lately it has decreased immensely. Needless to say I will be switching.”

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Anonymous May 14, 2012

Safyral (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I've just finished my first pack of Safyral and have no complaints. My skin is noticeably clearer, it has helped to reduce cramping and a heavy flow. I've had only one strange craving and it's for sour foods (pickles especially). No bad moods in fact I've been in a great mood since I've been on it. I've pretty much have experience all pros since taking it.”

9 / 10
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mary katelin hughes July 27, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I was on Loestrin FE for 5 years and I was also diagnosed with bi-polar disorder while I was in high school. Loestrin worked for a little bit but I gained 20 pounds quick. I still had sexual desire mentally but my body wouldn't react and I was always too tired or to moody or to emotional. And since I've been on it for a while the side effects seemed like they hit me a second time and it was like my period was playing peek-a-boo with me. But 3 months ago I switched to Beyaz and I've never been more happy and more...well....attacking my fiance. I give Beyaz a 10 and highly recommend it! And I'm 20.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 16, 2013

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “Being on Beyaz has been, for the most part, fantastic. I originally was put on it to control my acne and heavy periods, and shortly after I began using it for birth control. It has continued to help with my acne, and has lightened/shortened my periods significantly, but over the past year or so I've noticed a vast decrease in my sex drive. It's almost non-existent. I haven't been on any other form of birth control, but I think that Beyaz is a pretty good choice.”

9 / 10
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SJMore April 16, 2018

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I have been on Beyaz for 5 years, since the age of 23. The 1st few months were rough. I can remember being overly emotional. As an introvert, I could definitely notice the difference but then mellowed out. I had my period for 2-3 days after the first 6 months. After the 1st year I noticed that my period would occasionally skip a month or 2 or would come out brown for 2-3 days after taking the last pill in the pack. My acne was less present, appearing only within the week of my period. Rarely if ever do I feel cramps; Nothing like before the pill. For me, I had initial weight loss but after my body got used to the drug, the weight returned. My migraines are now once a year instead of monthly. I've experienced no change in my sexual drive--still high. In the first year I would always use a condom or Plan B just incase. After STD testing and a monogamous relationship did I stop using extra protection. I can happily say that the birth control has worked thus far.”

9 / 10
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sbsterling September 11, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I previously took Lo Loestrin and had depression, breakthrough bleeding and just a general feeling of blah. My MD switched me to Beyaz, and those feelings are gone. And, as a benefit, somehow or another I have lost like 8 lbs in the past month. OF course I exercise regularly, and eat right, but seem to have less of an appetite. Love this pill!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 12, 2011

Beyaz (drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium): “I've been on Yaz for years, and like most people I switched to Beyaz because of the saving card. I've only been on it for a month. I have NOT stopped bleeding/spotting since I got my last period. I've tried different birth control over the years and I NEVER had this problem before. If this is the same as Yaz I don't understand why I'm having this issue. I thought about trying it another month, but I'm not sure I can handle bleeding for 60 days if this continues.”

1 / 10
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