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For preventing pregnancy with Syeda, the dosage is the same for everyone -- one pill taken once a day, at the same time every day. When starting Syeda, you can take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. It's important to take these pills correctly, as missing doses increases your risk of pregnancy.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Syeda

There is only one standard recommended dose for Syeda™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol). As is the case with any medication, do not adjust your Syeda dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Syeda Dosing for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day.
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Contrary to popular belief, these inactive pills do not "make" you get your period; it is the absence of the hormones that has this effect.

Starting Syeda for the First Time

When you take Syeda for the first time, you can start it either on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. If you start this contraceptive on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need to use a backup method of birth control.
If you choose a Sunday start, you need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for the first week. If the first day of your period happens to be on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed). If you switch from another type of birth control pill, start taking Syeda on the day you would normally start a new pack of birth control pills (no backup necessary).
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