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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Gianvi
Zumandimine
Nikki
Loryna
Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Name Brand

Yaz

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

Sprintec

Viorele

Yasmin

Yaz

Norethindrone

Jolessa

New Questions

Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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What is Syeda?

Syeda is a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Our CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Sophia Yen does not recommend “low dose” pills for those aged 30 and under because it is not good for your bone density. It is better to be on a birth control pill with a minimum of 30 mcg of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) until you are 30 years old. Watch this video if you want more information. Instead, Dr. Yen recommends you use the slightly higher dose version of this medication = Yasmin and its generics.

Syeda 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.

Syeda is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Heath Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Syeda or another generic: Gianvi, Zumandimine, Ocella, Drospirenone /Ethinyl estradiol, for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

 

FAQ

Will Syeda Cause Weight Gain?

Very few women experience weight gain when taking Syeda. Syeda has a theoretical diuretic effect, meaning it helps shed water from the body.

 

 

Any Other Important Information About Syeda?

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.

Does Syeda Cause Side Effects?

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.

What Precautions Should I Be Aware of With Syeda?

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.

How Easy Is It to Get Syeda?

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.

How Does Syeda Work?

Syeda uses a blend of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen. It’s super easy to use. 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.

Does Birth Control Cause Infertility?

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.