Slynd® is a progestin only pill, otherwise known as a “POP” that effectively prevents pregnancy.


Slynd® is an ideal choice for women who can’t take or don’t wish to take an oral contraceptive containing estrogen.

How is Slynd® different from other estrogen-free pills?



While there are other oral contraceptives that are estrogen-free, Slynd® is the only one that offers a dosing schedule consisting of 24 active pills, each containing drospirenone 4 mg, and 4 placebo pills.


This can help provide a cycle that is more familiar to you.

And, unlike other estrogen-free pills, if you miss or forget to take your Slynd®, you still have 24 hours to make up for the missed dose without having to add other means of back-up birth control.




How is Slynd® different from birth control pills that contain estrogen?



Oral contraceptives with estrogen have been linked to cardiovascular health issues. Since Slynd® is estrogen free, it does not carry the same safety precautions as oral contraceptives containing estrogen. Of course, always listen to your doctor in terms of safety issues with any medication.

Slynd® offers a 24-hour dosing window



The goal is to never miss a dose of your oral contraceptive, but if you do, Slynd® can be more forgiving than other progestin-only pills in terms of what you have to do to get back on track with your regular schedule, while ensuring continued pregnancy prevention.



Slynd® is the first and only POP (Progestin-Only Pill) with a 24-hour intake window similar to COCs (Combined Oral Contraceptives which contain estrogen)

Slynd® is the only estrogen-free oral contraceptive with

24 active pills and 4 placebo pills each cycle — 24 + 4 dosing!



Slynd® has a monthly dosing schedule that will be familiar to you if you’ve ever used an estrogen-containing oral contraceptive. The Slynd® 24+4 dosing regimen can help you manage your periods and bleeding days to fit your lifestyle and expectations better.

24 white (active) pills 

each containing 4 mg of drospirenone for Week 1 through Week 3 and the first 3 days of Week 4 (Days 1-24)

4 green (placebo) pills

for the last 4 days of Week 4 (Days 25-28)

24 white (active) pills 

each containing 4 mg of drospirenone for Week 1 through Week 3 and the first 3 days of Week 4 (Days 1-24)

4 green (placebo) pills

for the last 4 days of Week 4 (Days 25-28)

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