Yaz 3mg;0.02mg (Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription medication used to prevent pregnancy. Yaz is also used to treat moderate acne in women who wish to use birth control pills. The drug is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, irritability, lack of energy, and trouble concentrating. Yaz is a combination birth control pill. The active ingredients in Yaz are Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol. Drospirenone belongs to a class of drugs called progestins. Ethinyl estradiol belongs to a class of medications called estrogen. The female hormones work together to prevent ovulation. The drug also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
We currently offer the brand Yaz 3mg;0.02mg from Canada and Turkey manufactured by Bayer in packs of 28-day tablets. The generic Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol is available from India (Yamini LS by Lupin) in packs of 24-day tablets and Canada (Mya by Apotex) in packs of 28-day tablets.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Yaz. The most common side effects of Yaz may include the following:
• Breast tenderness;
• Changes in menstrual periods;
• Feeling irritable;
• Mood changes;
• Weight gain
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Coughing up blood;
• Pain or swelling in one or both legs;
• Sudden vision loss;
• Symptoms of depression, including sleep problems, tiredness, mood changes, or weakness
These are not all of the side effects of Yaz. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Yaz if you are allergic to Drospirenone, Ethinyl estradiol, or any ingredient in Yaz. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a history of blood clots;
• Have depression;
• Have heart problems;
• Have high cholesterol;
• Have inflammatory bowel disease;
• Have severe kidney disease;
• Have thyroid disease;
• Have untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;
• Have unusual vaginal bleeding
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Yaz and ritonavir, phenytoin, topiramate, rifampicin, ketoconazole, etc. Avoid tetracycline, ampicillin, losartan, acetaminophen, St. John’s wort, heparin, or Aldactone with Yaz. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do not use Yaz when pregnant or if you miss 2 menstrual periods in a row. If you recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol may pass into breast milk and affect a nursing infant. Yaz may also slow breast milk production. Do not use this drug when breastfeeding. Take Yaz precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Take your first pill on the first day of your period or the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control like condoms when you first start using this medication. Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. You could get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. You may experience breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months of using the drug. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy. This medicine does not prevent you or your partner from sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, chlamydia, or gonorrhea. Store Yaz at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.