Yazz – 3mg is a birth control pill consisting of two hormones, estrogen and progestin. It helps to prevent the fertilisation of the egg. It thins the uterus lining, to prevent the attachment of the fertilised egg and thickens the vaginal fluid to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg. If the eggs fail to attach themselves to the uterus lining, the body tends to immediately discard the egg from the body. If you have opted to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy, it also helps to treat moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Apart from preventing pregnancy, they also cure irregular periods and painful periods, reduce blood loss, and decrease the risk of ovarian cysts.
Drospirenone and Ethinylestradiol
Most common side effects:
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
- Mood swings
- Fatigue or irritation, and
- Changes in your menstrual cycle
Serious side effects caused by Yazz are:
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Sleep problems,
- Inflammation of limbs
- Angina and
- Short of breath
How to use Yazz
Always check the leaflet provided by your pharmacists, it contains important details about what you should do when you miss a dose or when you should take your pills. Apart from these, if you have more questions, please consult the doctor or pharmacist. This medicine is consumed orally, as instructed by your doctor. Pick a preferable time and take the pill every day at the same time, at a difference of 24 hours. Taking the pill before bedtime or after your meal reduces nausea and upset stomach.
Follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist, and start from the first pill in the packet, and then take them regularly in that order. The pack contains 24 pills with active medication (with hormones) and 4 reminder pills (without hormones).
- Be careful when consuming alcohol with YAZ. Please consult your doctor.
- YAZ is highly unsafe to take while pregnant.
- YAZ may be unsafe to take during breastfeeding. Limited studies show that it may pass in the breastmilk and to the baby. Nonhormonal or progestin-only contraceptives are recommended during this phase
- YAZ does not affect your ability to drive.
- YAZ should be avoided by patients experiencing kidney problems. Please consult your doctor.
- YAZ should be avoided by patients experiencing liver problems. Please consult your doctor.
Q1. What is YAZ and what is it used for?
Ans. Yaz is an oral contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancies and treat irregular and painful periods, reduce blood loss and decrease the risk of ovarian cysts.
Q2. How and when should you take the tablet?
Ans. Take the pills as prescribed by your doctor but ensure that you take them regularly at the same time at an interval of 24hours.
Q3. What if I miss a dose?
Ans. On rare occasions, if you do miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember even if it is two doses together but if the number of doses missed is more than two then there are chances of unwanted pregnancies, in these cases please consult your doctor as soon as possible