Slynd birth control prescription available online 

Slynd is an effective birth control prescription medication. Request a same-day prescription or refill of Slynd from a caring, board-certified primary care doctor online.*

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About Slynd birth control

Slynd is a progestin-only oral contraceptive (birth control) pill. It acts mostly by preventing ovulation, and may also inhibit sperm or prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

Slynd is used to prevent pregnancy. Slynd is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including drospirenone.

Slynd is prescribed in a pill form. For the best efficacy, take Slynd at the same time each day and follow the instructions on your prescription. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to take Slynd.

Slynd uses

Slynd is FDA-approved to prevent pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy prevention

    Slynd is an estrogen-free oral contraceptive pill, used to prevent pregnancy. Slynd contains a hormone similar to naturally-occurring progesterone. Slynd can also help lower your risk of breakthrough bleeding, painful periods, and ovarian cysts. 

Slynd side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Slynd are typically mild and may include: 

    • Nausea

    • Headache

    • Breast pain or tenderness

    • Irregular or breakthrough bleeding 

    • Increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) 

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Slynd birth control

Your online doctor will give you instructions on how to take your Slynd prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Take a white (active) pill every day for 24 days, and then take a green (inactive) pill for the next four days. When you're finished with the inactive pill, start a new pack.

You may need backup birth control, such as condoms or spermicide, for 7 days when you start taking Slynd. Slynd does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

What to avoid while taking Slynd

Slynd may interact with other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter medicines. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible drugs that may interact with Slynd include: 

  • Antifungal medications, such as ketoconazole

  • Medication used to treat HIV or hepatitis C  

  • Antibiotics

  • St. John's wort

It is safe to drink alcohol while taking Slynd.

Medication alternatives to Slynd

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other progestin-only or combination contraceptives in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives: 

Slynd prescription FAQs

  • How much does Slynd cost?

    The cost of Slynd may vary depending on your pharmacy and insurance coverage. Fortunately, most health insurance plans offer free or low-cost birth control.

  • How can I refill my Slynd prescription?

    To refill your Slynd prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top-rated board-certified primary care doctors. After a consultation and review of your medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy the same day. 

  • What are the 4 green pills in Slynd?

    The four green pills in Slynd are inactive or "placebo" pills. They serve as reminder pills to continue taking your medication. 

  • Does Slynd birth control affect mood?

    Usually not, but some people may notices changes to their mood. If you feel depressed, anxious, or hopeless after starting Slynd, tell your doctor.

  • Can I take Slynd an hour late?

    Yes, you can take Slynd an hour late. Unlike other progestin-only pills, you can be up to 24 hours late with Slynd without compromising its effectiveness. 

  • Who should not take Slynd?

    Avoid taking Slynd if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Adrenal disease

    • High potassium levels in your blood

    • Unexplained vaginal bleeding

    • Liver disease or liver cancer

    • History of hormone-related cancer, such as cervical or breast cancer

    • Diabetes

    Tell your doctor if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop taking Slynd if you become pregnant.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Slynd?

    If you miss one active pill, take the missed pill as soon as you remember. If you miss two or more active pills in a row, take only the last of the missed pills as soon as you remember and use a backup method of birth control, like a condom, for the next 7 days.

  • What happens if I take too much Slynd?

    If you've taken too much Slynd, tell your doctor right away or contact your local poison control center. An overdose may cause vomiting and vaginal bleeding.

3 simple steps to request a Slynd prescription today 

Step 1: Book an appointment

Step 1

Book a Slynd prescription request appointment.

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2: Visit with a doctor on your smartphone

Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Slynd prescription.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3: pick up at local pharmacy

Step 3

Pick up Slynd.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

How to talk to your doctor about Slynd birth control:

Taking charge of your birth control is an empowering part of your reproductive health journey. At PlushCare, we understand that finding the right option is a personal decision. Slynd (drospirenone) is a progestin-only pill (POP) that might be a good fit for your lifestyle. It offers effective pregnancy prevention with some unique advantages. Here are some reasons to consider Slynd and some questions to get our conversation started during your telemedicine visit:

  • What are the benefits of an estrogen-free birth control option like Slynd?

  • How does Slynd’s dosing schedule differ from other birth control pills?

  • What are the potential side effects of Slynd?

  • How does Slynd compare to other oral contraceptive options?

  • Will Slynd  interact negatively with any of my current medications?

  • Are there any generic options for this medication that will work for me?

  • How often do you recommend follow-up appointments regarding my birth control?

Slynd prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your Slynd prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

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Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • Cigna

Paying without insurance



First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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