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Beyaz is a type of oral contraceptive or birth control pill that contains a combination of drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol, and levomefolate calcium. Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol are synthetic versions of female hormones. Together, they prevent the release of an egg from an ovary, thicken your cervical mucus, and change your uterine lining (endometrium). These changes make it harder for sperm to reach an egg and harder for a fertilized egg to implant into the uterus. Read More
To use, just take one pill every 24 hours and at the same time every day. You take an active pill for 24 days in a row, and then take an inactive/placebo pill 4 days in a row. Placebo pills don’t contain hormones, but they help you stay in the habit of taking your pill daily (they also contain vitamin B). Some women find taking Beyaz at night before bed prevents nausea.
Beyaz birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Drosperinone 3mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mcg (estrogen). This medication also blends 0.45 mg Levomefolate Calcium in the inactive or placebo pills as well.
Beyaz side effects are unlikely, but if they do occur they are generally mild and get better over time. Some women report things like nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, or changes in blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Some women ALSO report beneficial effects like decreased acne, lighter periods, and a more stable mood!
Serious side effects are extremely rare, but may include an increased risk of blood clots. Blood clots can get trapped in the heart, lungs, or brain, leading to rare but serious medical issues like heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or stroke. Women who smoke are at a much greater risk of this happening. If you smoke and want to take birth control pills, tell your doctor and find a way to quit for good.
DOES BEYAZ CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?
Beyaz is unlikely to cause weight gain. Some women actually lose weight because Beyaz birth control can have a mild diuretic effect, although any weight lost is typically retained water and not actually body fat.
ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BEYAZ?
One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Beyaz. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Beyaz and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Beyaz include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.
Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Beyaz. Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH BEYAZ?
Beyaz has a mild diuretic effect, which means it can make you pee and put you at an increased risk of dehydration. Drink plenty of water while taking Beyaz. If you have certain health conditions like chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or Addison’s disease, you shouldn’t use Beyaz, Yaz, or its equivalents.
Hormone-based birth control like Beyaz might not be right for you depending on your medical history. If you have a history of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or other medical conditions, let one of our Patient Care Advisors know. We’ll help you select a good alternative.
You might be allergic to an ingredient in Beyaz if you experience symptoms like dizziness, itchiness, or a skin rash. It’s extremely unlikely, but serious allergic reactions may occur. If you experience trouble breathing or swelling of the lips and tongue, call 911 immediately.
HOW EASY IS IT TO GET BEYAZ?
It’s easy to get Beyaz at just about any pharmacy near you with a doctor’s prescription. Concerned about your privacy? Our doctor-founded, doctor-led team at Pandia Health is happy to connect you with a licensed physician who can help you get you Beyaz or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.
If you don’t have insurance, Beyaz is an expensive option since is a brand name and there is no generic brand equivalent. If choosing to pay out of pocket for it, the price per pack is $343.
HOW DOES BEYAZ WORK?
Beyaz makes temporary changes in your reproductive system that prevent pregnancy. To use, just take one pill every 24 hours and at the same time every day. You take an active pill 24 days in a row, and then take an inactive/placebo pill 4 days in a row. Placebo pills don’t contain hormones, but they help you stay in the habit of taking your pill daily (they also contain vitamin B).
Beyaz can be taken on an empty stomach, but some women find that taking it with a meal prevents nausea.
DOES BEYAZ BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?
It’s not true that Beyaz causes infertility. If you’re taking Beyaz and want to have a baby, talk to your doctor and then stop taking the medication. Normal fertility should return within one or two menstrual cycles after your last pill. Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video. Watch to learn more!