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What Is Syeda Used For?

Syeda is a birth control pill approved to help prevent pregnancy in females who have started their menstrual periods. However, healthcare providers may also recommend "off-label," or unapproved, uses for Syeda, such as treating heavy, irregular, or painful menstrual periods. This birth control pill works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus.

An Overview of Uses for Syeda

Syeda™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. Women take this pill on a daily basis to prevent pregnancy. Syeda is a generic version of Yasmin®.
Birth control pills are a common form of contraception, but they are not the only birth control method available. Many different birth control options are available today. Each method has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, and no particular method is right for all women.
Some of the most commonly used birth control methods include:
  • Barrier contraceptives: Condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and other methods that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus
  • Spermicides: Foams, jellies, gels, suppositories, and inserts
  • Periodic abstinence (known as natural family planning or the rhythm method): Avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
  • Withdrawal: Removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives (which contain a progestin and an estrogen): Most birth control pills, patches, and rings
  • Progestin-only contraceptives: Some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs): Implanted devices that are both effective and reversible
  • Surgical sterilization: Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") or a vasectomy (for men).
Some methods of birth control fall into more than one category. For instance, the Today® sponge works as both a barrier contraceptive and a spermicide. Syeda falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (drospirenone).
Some benefits of combined hormonal contraceptives include:
  • An effective form of birth control (when taken correctly)
  • A contraceptive that is relatively easy to use (not messy or awkward)
  • Lighter and more regular menstrual bleeding
  • Less menstrual pain and cramping
  • A decreased risk for ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Precautions and Warnings With Syeda for more information). As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently.
It is important to know that Syeda does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Syeda to prevent the transmission of STDs.
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