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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Slynd is a progestin only birth control pill (oral contraceptive). Slynd help to lower the chance of becoming pregnant when taken as directed. Your chance of getting pregnant depends on how well you follow the directions for taking your birth control pills. The better you follow the directions, the less chance you have of getting pregnant. Slynd does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
ake Slynd exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Slynd comes in a pack of pills that are different colors. Take a white (active) pill every day for 24 days in a row, and then take a green (inactive) pill for the next 4 days in a row. Then start a new pack and repeat this daily cycle. Take your first pill on the first day of your period. If you are switching to this medicine from another form of birth control, follow the Instructions for Use about when you start taking Slynd. Each time you start a new pack, start with the first tablet in the first row of pills. Your medicine may come with stickers to mark your weekday schedule on the pack. Take Slynd at the same time each day. Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms with spermicide, when you first start using Slynd. If you vomit or have diarrhea within 3 to 4 hours after taking a Slynd tablet, take your next daily tablet as soon as possible or within 12 hours of the usual time you take your pill. Then keep taking 1 pill every day in order at the usual time. You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy. This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Slynd. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Drospirenone increase potassium levels in your blood. You should not take Slynd if you have kidney, liver or adrenal disease because this could cause serious heart problems as well as other health problems. Other medicines may also increase potassium levels in your blood. If you are currently on daily, long-term treatment for a chronic health condition with any of the medicines listed below, talk to your healthcare provider about whether Slynd is right for you. If you take any of the medicines listed below for a chronic health condition you should have a blood test to check the potassium level in your blood before you start taking this medicine and during the first month that you take Slynd: medicines to treat fungal infections, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, or voriconazole, medicines to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection or Hepatitis C infection, such as indinavir or boceprevir, clarithromycin.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Slynd: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical help if you have severe pain in your lower stomach or side. This could be a sign of a tubal pregnancy (a pregnancy that implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus). A tubal pregnancy is a medical emergency.