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Drospirenone (Slinda)

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Contraceptive Slinda

Drospirenone (Slinda) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Drospirenone (Slinda) cause?

​Common side effects include:

  • Spotting or bleeding may occur between your menses during the first few months of taking Slinda®. With continued use, some patients may not have menses at all while taking Slinda®. This is normal. Inform your doctor:
    • If you do not have your menses AND you have not been taking your tablets correctly (i.e. missed doses) because there is a need to rule out pregnancy. 
    • If you are having heavy and continuous bleeding as it may lead to anaemia.
    • If you are having any other abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • Stomach discomfort such as nausea and vomiting
    • Take it after food to minimise gastric side effects
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
    • You may take painkillers such as Paracetamol to manage headaches
  • Acne
  • Mood changes (mood swings or low mood)
    • Take the medication at the same time every day to avoid huge changes in the hormone levels in your body 
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sexual drive
Inform your doctor if the side effects above become severe and bothersome.

Very rarely, this medication may cause:

  • Very bad, unusual headache
  • Sudden changes to your sight or speech
  • Very bad pain in your chest
  • Unusual pain or swelling of your legs
  • Dark urine or light coloured stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of your eyes or skin

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Drospirenone (Slinda) , what precautions must I follow?

Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
  • You have a history of or current medical conditions such as liver problems, kidney problems, high potassium levels, stroke, clotting disorders, heart diseases, migraine headaches, epilepsy (fits), diabetes or cancer.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Drospirenone (Slinda) ?

  • Some medications might interact with this medication. Check with your healthcare professional if you want to take any other medicines, supplements or herbal products.
  • If you see another healthcare professional, inform him that you are taking this medication before he prescribes any other medications.

Drospirenone (Slinda) - Additional Information

  • Updated on 2/20/2023 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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