Beyaz (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol/Levomefolate Calcium)
Beyaz is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. Beyaz is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) (a severe condition that consists of physical and emotional symptoms, such as depression and irritability, before menstruation) if you choose to use Beyaz for birth control. Beyaz is also used to treat moderate acne in women who are ≥14 years who are able to and wish to use Beyaz for birth control. Beyaz is also used to provide folic acid supplementation in women who choose to use Beyaz for birth control. The amount of folate contained in Beyaz supplements folate in the diet to lower your risk of having a pregnancy with a rare type of birth defect, in case you become pregnant while taking this medicine or shortly after stopping it.
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious heart-related side effects (such as blood clots, stroke, and heart attack) use of birth control pills, such as Beyaz. The risk increases with age (especially if you are >35 years old and smoke). Do not smoke while you are taking birth control pills.
Birth control pills increase your risk of serious blood clots, especially if you smoke, are obese, or are over 35 years old. This increased risk is highest when you first start taking birth control pills and when you restart the same or different birth control pills after not using them for a month or more.
Beyaz contains the progestin (a type of hormone) drospirenone. Women who use birth control pills with drospirenone may have a higher risk of getting a blood clot.
Drospirenone may increase your potassium levels. During the first month that you take Beyaz, your doctor will order a blood test to check your potassium levels.
A few woman who take birth control pills may get high blood pressure, gallbaldder problems, and rare liver tumors.
Tell your doctor if you plan to have a major surgery. Your doctor will tell you when to stop taking Beyaz before the surgery and when to restart it after the surgery.
Beyaz does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Some women miss periods or have light periods when they take birth control pills, even when they are not pregnant. Contact your doctor for advice if you think you are pregnant, miss one period and have not taken your birth control pills on time every day, or if you miss two periods in a row.
If you have vomiting or diarrhea, your birth control pills may not work as well. Use another birth control method, like condoms or spermicide, until you check with your doctor.