What is YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) used for?
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) is a birth control pill which can help to prevent the occurrence of a pregnancy. It is a hormonal contraceptive, containing synthetic forms of female sex hormones. This product is also used to prevent and treat acne in women who wish to use birth control pills as a form of contraception. Patients treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms, such as depression, joint pain, breast pain and other related symptoms may be given this drug as a treatment.
How should I use YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose)?
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) tablets are normally taken once per day. Your physician will tell you the correct day to begin taking these tablets. This product is most effective if you don't miss any doses. Therefore, it is important to remember to take each dose.
What are the side effects of YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose)?
Some side effects of YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) include:
Tell your physician if you notice any side effects. You should be aware that there are also other more serious side effects associated with this drug. Immediately consult your physician if you notice swelling of the limbs, problems with your vision, swelling of the legs, or any other side effects not mentioned here.
This drug should never be taken by women who are over 35 years of age and who smoke, as this may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular events.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.