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Safyral Dosage

Each pack of Safyral contains 28 pills that are taken in order. To be effective as a method of birth control, Safyral must be taken exactly as prescribed. The standard dosage of Safyral is one pill taken at the same time each day. If you have missed any pills, you may temporarily need to use a backup method of contraception.

An Introduction to Your Safyral Dosage

There is only one standard dose of Safyral™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium). As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Dosing Basics for Safyral

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one. The first 21 tablets (which are orange) contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets (the light-orange tablets) contain no hormones. By taking these tablets, your body gets a break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
 
When you take Safyral 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 Safyral on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need any backup contraception. 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 Safyral on the day you would normally start a new pack of birth control pills (no backup necessary).
 
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