Post # 1
Since i’m getting married next year the Dr suggested to switch my pills, so i was given a new birth control pill Safyral. Its basically Yazmin with follate. Has anyone taken this before? I wanted to know your experience. I’ve been on Yazmin for several years and love it.
Post # 3
I personally have not taken this medication, but I am familiar with it. The only difference between the two medications is that Safyral contains folic acid 0.451mg on all days during your cycle to help prevent your folate levels from being low. This basically helps to prevent neural tube defects in fetuses if you happen to become pregnant while on the pill or shortly after you stop taking it.
Ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, drospirenone 3 mg, and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg [21 orange tablets] and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg [7 light orange tablets] (28s)
Ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg and drospirenone 3 mg (28s) [21 yellow active tablets and 7 white inactive tablets]
Edit: I would expect that you would have a very similar experience with the two medications. Folic acid is more a vitamin that a “medication” per say. You are regularly exposed to it in fortied foods such as breakfast cereal as well as natural sources like peas or peanuts.
This is not intended as medical advice. If you have questions about your medications, consult your personal doctor or pharmacist.
Post # 4
I agree with everything EvaBostonTerrier said but would like to add that if your copay is much higher with the new medication, I would suggest just taking a multivitamin with folic acid in it or a folic acid supplement as this would probably be cheaper. It is important to take folic acid for a few months (at least, more is better) before trying to get pregnant.
Post # 5
@NDBride2011: Dr gave me a Bayer discount card. so all i paid was $5 at target. I was just curious because eventhought it just as follate i wondered if it caused any new side effects.
http://bsc.pskw.com/Page/Index.aspx -Bayer Discount Card