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Safyral Overdose

Immediate medical attention is required if you take an overdose of Safyral (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium). Because the hormones in Safyral can increase the level of potassium in the blood, an overdose can be extremely dangerous. Other possible symptoms include vaginal bleeding, nausea, and vomiting. The folate component of Safyral is not likely to cause serious problems.

Can You Take Too Much Safyral?

Safyral™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium) is a prescription birth control pill. The effects of a Safyral overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Safyral dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Preventing a Safyral Overdose

As with all medications, you should store Safyral out of the reach of children and pets. Keep the tablets in the original blister packaging. Not only does this help to prevent overdoses, since the tablets are difficult for a child to remove from the packaging, it also greatly aids in helping you take them in the correct order.

What Are the Effects?

In women and girls (even young children), an overdose of Safyral may cause vaginal bleeding. An overdose of any birth control pill may cause nausea and vomiting. Unlike most other birth control pills, Safyral can increase the level of potassium in the blood -- this may be severe in the case of an overdose. High blood potassium (known medically as hyperkalemia) can be quite dangerous.
Safyral is unique in that it contains folate, a B vitamin. This component should not be a cause for concern in the case of an overdose. Much higher doses of folate (up to 37 times the dosage found in Safyral) have been well tolerated, even when taken on a long-term basis.
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