Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 22, 2022.
How to Use SLYND
SLYND is dispensed in a blister card. SLYND should be started using a Day 1 start.
|Starting SLYND in females with no current use of hormonal contraception (Day 1 Start) Important: Consider the possibility of ovulation and conception prior to initiation of this product.
• SLYND active tablets are white (Day 1 to Day 24).
• SLYND inert tablets are green (Day 25 to Day 28).
|Day 1 Start:
• Take first white active tablet on the first day of menses.
• Take subsequent white active tablets once daily at the same time each day for a total of 24 days.
• Take one green inert tablet daily for 4 days and at the same time of day that active tablets were taken.
• Begin each subsequent pack on the same day of the week as the first cycle pack (i.e., on the day after taking the last inactive tablet).
|Switching from another contraceptive method to SLYND
|Refer to the Patient Information and Instructions for Use for additional instructions for counseling patient concerning proper use
How to Take SLYND
SLYND (white active and green inert tablets) is swallowed whole once a day. Take one tablet daily for 28 consecutive days; one white active tablet daily during the first 24 days and one green inert tablet daily during the 4 following days. Tablets must be taken every day at about the same time of the day so that the interval between two tablets is always 24 hours.
|Take the missed tablet as soon as possible. Continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished.
|Take the last missed tablet as soon as possible. Continue one tablet a day until the pack is finished (one or more missed tablet(s) will remain in the blister pack). Additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms or spermicide) should be used as back-up if the patient has sex within 7 days after missing tablets.
|Skip the missed pill days and continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished.
Advice in Case of Gastrointestinal Disturbances
If vomiting or diarrhea occurs within 3-4 hours after tablet taking, the new tablet (scheduled for the next day) should be taken as soon as possible. The new tablet should be taken within 12 hours of the usual time of tablet-taking if possible. If more than two tablets are missed, the advice concerning missed tablets, including using backup non-hormonal contraception, given above is applicable.
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