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Syeda is a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Read More
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.
Many women find that taking Syeda before bedtime or with your largest meal of the day helps reduce nausea and other side effects.
After taking 24 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 4 days of inactive/placebo/sugar pills. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Syeda uses a blend of two hormones: Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg].
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Syeda. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented such as blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
Very few women experience weight gain when taking Syeda. Syeda has a theoretical diuretic effect, meaning it helps shed water from the body.
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Syeda. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something as relatively harmless as St. John’s wort can cause Syeda to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer medications, HIV drugs, seizure medicines, and those used for chronic hepatitis C.
Pretty much every kind of prescription birth control comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Syeda. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness, trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue. Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Syeda. This is especially the case if you’ve experienced troubles such as cancer, heart disease, blood clotting, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Syeda should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your family doctor about Syeda or simply crave the privacy, discretion, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept many forms of insurance here at Pandia Health. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Syeda is quite affordable because it’s a generic brand. You can also save by choosing one of several other Syeda generics, such as Gianvi, Zumandimine, Ocella, Zarah, Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol. We offer many payment options to fit your needs.
Some women worry that birth control pills like Syeda can cause long-term fertility issues. This isn’t true. If you want to have a baby soon, just stop the medication and you should return to full fertility within a cycle or two after stopping.
Watch our video by our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen on birth control and infertility.