What is Angeliq?
Drospirenone (INN, USAN), also known as 1,2-dihydrospirorenone, is a synthetic hormone used in birth control pills and postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy pills.
It is sold as a combined oral contraceptive under the brand names Yasmin (US, EU, Latin America), Jasmine (France), Yarina (Russia) in a dosage containing drospirenone 3mg/ethinylestradiol 30 µg. In the United States, Bayer Schering Pharma AG released a pill based on Yasmin with a B Vitamin folate (B9) and is marketed under the name Safyral.
Worldwide it is also sold under the brand names Yaz and Yasminelle in a lower dosage containing drospirenone 3mg/ethinylestradiol 20 µg. In the United States, it is also marketed under the name Beyaz, carrying a B Vitamin folate with it.