The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
FROM
ISSUE
1591
Drospirenone (Slynd) - A New Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptive
Subscribers: Log in to read full article.  Not a subscriber?  Subscribe or purchase article.
The FDA has approved a progestin-only oral contraceptive ("minipill") containing drospirenone (Slynd – Exeltis). All other progestin-only oral contraceptives available in the US contain norethindrone (Camila, and others). Progestin-only oral contraceptives are similar in efficacy to combination oral contraceptives. They are used predominantly by breastfeeding women and by those in whom estrogen is poorly tolerated or contraindicated. Combination oral contraceptives containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol have been available for years. ... more
     
The Medical Letter is a subscriber-funded nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases.

Would you like to read the rest of this article?  Gain access below.

Subscribe
Subscriptions to The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics include:
  • Print version published and mailed biweekly (26 issues/year)
  • Unlimited online access to current and past issues (1988 - present)
  • Mobile App for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire
  • FREE online per issue CME/CE
Purchase this article:
Title: Drospirenone (Slynd) - A New Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptive
Article code: 1591b
 Electronic, downloadable article - $45
Gain access through your organization
Ask your librarian to consider an Institutional Subscription to The Medical Letter.
Recommend to your librarian