The United States F D A has approved tablets containing estrogen/progestin a drug combination of contraceptive which also contains a folate (levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg) . levomefolate calcium is a metabolite of folic acid B-vitamin which is an active form of folic acid.
Folic acid take part in numerous biochemical process in our body like nucleotide biosynthesis and thus DNA and RNA synthesis and body tissue repair and formation, folic acid help in normal growth of cells in human body, a low level of folate in pregnant woman is related to a defect in babies born with defective neural tube, a defect in newborn baby. In this condition which refers to an opening in brain or spinal chord, this opening is developed due to improper development of fetus where the neural tube do not get closed completely in a fully developed baby.
Folic acid is very important in women, it is used as prophylactic treatment and prevention of anemia.
The brand name of this tablet is Beyaz tablets contains estrogen/progestin and (levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg).
Beyaz is indicated in
* Prevention of pregnancy
*Treatment of symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women who choose to use an oral contraceptive for contraception and
*Treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years of age, only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control.
Beyaz use increases level of folate in women taking this tablets and if she gets pregnant even after contraception her folate level will be good enough to reduce the risk of a neural tube defect in a pregnancy conceived while taking the product or shortly after discontinuing the product.
It is observed in clinical trials that folate level is increased in women taking these tablets and remains there for quite a good time for several weeks.
Side effects reported are as follows
Nausea, Breast tenderness, Headaches.
Irregular uterine bleeding,
Serious side effects
Vascular events (blood clots) and liver disease , women’s over age of 35 and smoking cigarette or consuming tobacco in any form are advised to not to take this product as it may result in serious cardio vascular events.
Beyaz is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., the U.S.-based business arm of Bayer HealthCare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG , they are one of the leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company in world.
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