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Name of the generic: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol It is also known as dro-SPY-re-nown, ETH-in-il, and ESS-tra-dy-ol.
Drug class: contraceptives

What is Yaz?

Yaz tablets are a mixture of progesterone (drospirenone) and oestrogen (ethinyl estradiol). Yaz is a birth control pill that contains female hormones that inhibit the process of ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovary). Yaz can also cause changes to your cervical mucus as well as the uterine liner, making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus as well as making it harder for fertilised eggs to bind to your uterus.Yaz is utilised as a contraceptive to avoid the onset of pregnancy. Also, it is utilised to treat mild acne in women who are 14 years old and who have begun their menstrual period and wish to take contraceptives for birth control.Yaz can also be utilised to treat symptoms associated with premenstrual disorder (PMDD), such as depression, anxiety, and irritability. It can also cause trouble with concentration and energy loss, sleepiness, or changes in appetite, as well as breast tenderness, muscle or joint pain, headaches, and weight gain.


Do not use Yaz when you are pregnant or have recently had a child.Utilising Yaz increases your chance of blood clots developing and strokes, as well as a heart attack. Many medical conditions could increase the chance of developing a blood clot, heart attack, or stroke when you take Yaz. Discuss with your doctor any medical issues, hospitalisations, surgeries, or prescriptions prior to taking Yaz. You're more susceptible to risk if you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you're overweight. The chance of suffering from a stroke or blood clots is highest in your first year of using contraceptives. The risk increases when you begin taking birth control pills after not taking them for 4 weeks or more. If you're not mobile due to reasons of any kind (after an operation or long trips), you could also be at risk.

Smoking is a major contributor to the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. You should not use Yaz when you smoke or have reached the age of 35.The brands (Beyaz, Gianvi, Loryna, Nikki, Ocella, Rajani, Safyral, Syeda, Vestura, Yasmin, Yaz, Yaela, and Zarah) don't have identical amounts of oestrogen. They differ between pills. They cannot be interchangeable. If you're taking Yaz, it is not advisable to change brands without talking to your doctor.

Side effects of Yaz

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you show symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as asthmatic breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Stop taking Yaz and contact your doctor immediately if you are suffering from:

  • Suddenly numbness or weakness (especially in one part of your body), an abrupt, extreme headache, speech lisping, or difficulties with balance or vision;
  • Discomfort, warmth, or swelling in either or both legs;
  • Breathing or rapid breathing. Abrupt coughing;
  • The coughing up of blood
  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Chest tension or pressure, pain radiating to your shoulder or jaw, nausea, sweating, and vomiting;
  • Signs of liver issues such as weight loss symptoms of liver problems include stomach pain, fatigue, tiredness with dark urine, black or jaundice, and stools that are clay-coloured (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Symptoms of high blood pressure include an intense headache, blurred or shaky vision, and pounding sensations in your neck or ear.
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet;
  • An alteration in the severity or pattern of migraine headaches.
  • Indicators of depression sleep issues include fatigue, weakness, tiredness, and mood swings.

Common Yaz side effects can include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Tenderness in the breast;
  • Headache, mood swings, being tired or angry;
  • Weight gain
  • Skin darkening or pigmentation changes;
  • Menstrual changes or less sexual drives

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Before you take this drug

Utilising Yaz increases the risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. There is a higher risk if you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or if you're overweight. The risk of having blood clots or strokes is greatest during the first year of using the birth control pill. Your risk of developing a blood clot is also higher when you begin taking the birth control pill after not taking the pills for 4 weeks or more.Smoking cigarettes can significantly increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. Your risk increases as you age, in addition to the amount you smoke. It is not recommended to consume Yaz if you are a smoker or more than 35 years old.Do not take it in the case of pregnancy. Stop using Yaz and inform your doctor right away if you find yourself pregnant or do not have two menstrual periods in consecutive days. If you've had an infant, you should wait at least four weeks before you start taking this medication.

Yaz is not recommended for you if: If you suffer from:

  • An occurrence of blood clots
  • An increased risk of developing blood clots because of an issue with the heart or hereditary blood disorder
  • Heart disease (coronary coronary artery disease with a history of stroke, heart attack, and blood clots);
  • Migraine headaches, which are accompanied by the sensation of numbness, aura, or vision changes
  • Untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure, untreated or uncontrolled
  • Issues with circulation (especially due to diabetes);
  • Extremely high cholesterol or very high triglycerides (fat present in the blood);
  • Pancreatitis is caused by high triglycerides.
  • Severe liver cancer, severe liver disease, and benign tumours of the liver
  • An occurrence or an underlying jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) due to birth control pills or pregnancy;
  • Severe kidney condition or kidney failure;
  • An antecedent history of hormone-related cancer such as breast cancer, vagina, uterus/cervix, or vagina;
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding that hasn't been examined by a doctor;

Also, it is advised not to use Yaz when you are undergoing (or just had) major surgery that requires you to be in bedrest. Avoid taking Yaz in the event that you smoke and are older than 35. It is also advised not to use Yaz when you are taking any hepatitis C medicine that contains paritaprevir, ombitasvir, ritonavir, or dasabuvir.

To be sure Yaz is suitable for you, ask your doctor if you previously had:

  • Heart issues and high blood pressure, or if you're prone to blood clots.
  • Potassium levels that are high in your blood.
  • High cholesterol, or triglycerides;
  • Depression;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder diseases;
  • Migraine headaches;
  • Lupus;
  • Cancer
  • Ibd (such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).

The hormones found in Yaz may be absorbed into breast milk and could affect a nursing baby. Yaz could also affect the production of breast milk. Beware of using it if are taking medication.

How to take Yaz?

You should take Yaz exactly as directed by your physician.Make sure you follow the entire instruction in the prescription label. Don't use Yaz in smaller or larger quantities or for more than the recommended time. Start taking your first dose on one of the days during your cycle or on the first Sunday following your period. It is possible to require backup birth control, like condoms containing spermicide, when you first begin using this medication.Each day, take one pill and no more than 24 hours between. When the pills have run out and you are unable to refill them, try a new one the next day. It is possible to become pregnant if you don't take a pill every day.There is a possibility of breakthrough bleeding, particularly in the first three months. Consult your physician if this bleeding persists or is extremely massive.If you require major surgery or are in bed for a long time, you may need to discontinue using Yaz for a short period of time. Any surgeon or doctor who cares for you should be aware that you're using Yaz.Keep Yaz in a cool, dry place, far from heat and humidity.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Follow the instructions for patients in the Yaz packet. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of these directions. If you miss a pill, it increases the risk of getting pregnant.If you miss one active pill,

  • You should take it when you can remember. If you don't remember it until the next day, you should take two pills at the same time. Make sure you have backup contraceptives (such as condoms) for seven days.

If you do not take two active pills in one row,

  • In the first two weeks, take two pills every day you'll remember, and then two pills the following day. You should take one pill every day until the pack is complete. Utilise backup birth control (such as condoms) for seven days.
  • In weeks 3–4, Then, you can throw away the rest of the pack and begin another pack the next day. Utilise backup birth control (such as condoms) for seven days.

If you have missed three or more active tablets in a row,

  • Take out the rest of the pills and begin a new pack the same day. Make sure to use backup birth control (such as condoms) for seven days.

If you fail to remember a pill,

  • Toss it out and continue making one reminder pill a day until the bottle is full. There is a chance that you didn't have an ovulation in the month that you skipped pills. If you are missing two months consecutively, contact your doctor or perform an at-home pregnancy test.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Intoxication can lead to nausea or bleeding from the vagina.

What should be avoided?

Avoid smoking when you are using Yaz, especially if you are over 35 years old.Avoid intimate relationships that are not protected. Yaz does not shield your body from the transmission of sexual illnesses like HIV and AIDS. A condom is the only way to guard yourself from these diseases.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any medications you are taking and the ones you are about to start or stop taking while you are receiving treatment with Yaz, and, in particular:

  • Treatments to treat the treatment of hepatitis C;
  • Seizure medication (including phenytoin and phenobarbital; carbamazepine and topiramate, as well as oxcarbaze felbamate, primidone, and many more);
  • Rifampicin;
  • Antifungal medicines, including griseofulvin ketoconazole, itraconzaole, voriconazole fluconazole, and others);
  • Antibiotics (including minocycline, tetracycline, ampicillin, and others);
  • Blood pressure medicines (including capstopril, lisinopril, losartan, enalapril, and valsartan); other blood pressure medications (including lisinopril and captopril);
  • Diuretics or water pills, including diuretics, water pills, and spironolactone (Aldactone);
  • Blood thinners like enoxaparin and heparin (Lovenox);
  • Potassium supplements;
  • The long-term usage of NSAID pain medication (like Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, etc.) As well as
  • John's wort

This list isn't complete. Other medications can be incompatible with Yaz, which includes prescription and over-the-counter supplements, vitamins, and herbal products. There are not all the interactions mentioned in this medication guide.Certain drugs may reduce the effectiveness of this medication and could lead to pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.




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