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Slynd Dosage

Generic name: Drospirenone 4mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 31, 2019.

How to Use SLYND

SLYND is dispensed in a blister card. SLYND should be started using a Day 1 start.

Table 1 Instructions for Starting or Switching SLYND
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.
Tablet Color:
• 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 Start SLYND:
  • A Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)
  • On the day when the new pack of the previous COC would have started.
  • Transdermal Patch
  • On the day when next application would have been scheduled.
  • Vaginal ring
  • On the day when next insertion would have been scheduled.
  • Injection
  • On the day when next injection would have been scheduled.
  • Intrauterine contraceptive
  • On the day of removal
  • Implant
  • On the day of removal
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.

Missed Doses

Table 2 Instructions for Missed SLYND
  • If one white active tablet is missed
Take the missed tablet as soon as possible. Continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished.
  • If two or more white active tablets are missed
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.
  • If one or more green inert tablets are missed
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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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