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Yaz Birth Control is a contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have started having menstrual periods, and who wish to use birth control pills.
Yaz can be prescribed to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), such as anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble concentrating, lack of energy, sleep or appetite changes, breast tenderness, joint or muscle pain, headache, and weight gain.
Yaz contains drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, which are female hormones that prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus to make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus.
Use and Dosage
24 days YAZ Birth Control is available in tablet form to be taken orally as instructed by a doctor, with or without food, usually once a day. Select a convenient time of day to take the tablet and take it at the same time every day, 24 hours apart. Taking the tablet after the evening meal or at bedtime may help relieve nausea and stomach upset.
Take one active tablet at the same time every day for 24 consecutive days, followed by one white inactive tablet daily for 4 days. You can start taking the first active tablet on the first day of your menstrual period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. Take the pills at the same time every day to maintain peak effectiveness and use backup contraception for the first seven days to prevent pregnancy.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two tablets in one day. Use backup contraception for the next 7 days and contact your healthcare provider if you miss two or more tablets in a row.
Common Side Effects of YAZ Birth Control 24 day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods
- Breast tenderness, enlargement, or discharge
- Brown or black skin patches
- Changes in menstrual flow
- Gingivitis (swelling of the gum tissue)
- Hair growth in unusual places
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Painful or missed periods
- Stomach cramps or bloating
- Swelling, redness, irritation, burning, or itching of the vagina
- Weight gain or weight loss
- White vaginal discharge
Serious Side Effects of YAZ Birth Control 24 day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Bulging eyes
- Coughing up blood
- Crushing chest pain or chest heaviness
- Dark-colored urine
- Depression, especially if you also have trouble sleeping, tiredness, loss of energy, or other mood changes
- Dizziness or faintness
- Double vision
- Extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy
- Leg pain
- Light-colored stool
- Loss of appetite
- Menstrual bleeding
- Partial or complete loss of vision
- Severe headache
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Speech problems
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Unusual bleeding
- Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Forms and Strength
YAZ Birth Control 24 day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is available in the following forms and strength:
Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol: Tablet
- Increased Risk of blood clots: YAZ Birth Control may increase the risk of developing blood clots, which can be life-threatening. This risk may be higher for women who smoke, are older than 35 years, or have a history of blood clotting disorders.
- Increased Risk of stroke: Like all hormonal contraceptives, YAZ Birth Control also carries a slight increased risk of stroke.
- Hormonal side effects: Some women may experience hormonal side effects, such as mood changes, headache, nausea, and breast tenderness.
- Interaction with other medications: YAZ Birth Control may interact with other medications, including certain antibiotics and antifungal medications, and may reduce their effectiveness.
- Limited effectiveness against sexually transmitted infections: YAZ Birth Control is not effective against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the use of condoms or other barrier methods is still recommended to prevent STIs.
- Risk of liver disease: Like all hormonal contraceptives, YAZ Birth Control can cause liver disease in rare cases.
- High blood pressure: YAZ Birth Control can increase blood pressure, and women with a history of high blood pressure should be closely monitored while taking it.
- Impact on cholesterol levels: YAZ Birth Control may increase triglycerides and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol levels, while decreasing HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol levels in some women.
- Impact on bone density: There may be a slight decrease in bone density in some women taking YAZ Birth Control.
- Increased risk of cervical cancer: While the risk is still relatively low, some studies have suggested that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as YAZ Birth Control may increase the risk of cervical cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Yaz Birth Control safe to use?
Yaz and other hormonal contraceptives are considered safe for use by most women. However, there are some risks associated with their use, especially if you smoke cigarettes, have a history of blood clots or stroke, or have certain medical conditions.
What should I do if I miss a pill?
If you miss an active Yaz pill, take it as soon as you remember and continue taking the pills at the same time every day, but also use a backup form of birth control (such as a condom) for at least seven days. If you miss two active pills in a row, take two pills as soon as you remember and two more the next day, and use a backup form of birth control for at least seven days.
What should I do if I experience side effects from taking YAZ?
If you experience side effects while taking YAZ, contact your healthcare provider. They may be able to suggest ways to manage the side effects or recommend alternative birth control methods.
It's important to purchase YAZ Birth Control 24 day from verified Canadian pharmacy.