Description of the drug
Yaz is a combined oral contraceptive medicine containing the synthetic progestogen, Drospirenone and the synthetic estrogen, Ethinylestradiol. Each film coated Yaz tablet contains 3 mg of Drospirenone and 0.02 mg of Ethinylestradiol.
Indications and Usage
Yaz is a progestin/estrogen combined oral contraceptive, indicated for use by women to:
- Prevent pregnancy
- Treat symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder for women who choose to use a contraceptive pill as their method of contraception
- Treat moderate acne vulgaris in females at least 14 years old, who have no known contraindications to oral contraceptive treatment and have attained menarche. The medicine should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient wants an oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy
Dosage and Administration
1. Recommended dose:
Take one tablet daily at the same time every day. To attain maximum effectiveness, the medicine must be taken exactly as directed.
2. Method of administration:
Take the tablet after the evening meal or at bedtime, with a glass of water. It can be taken before or after meals. When you buy Yaz-0.02/3 mg online, make a note of the administration instructions mentioned here. Also, follow the directions given by your doctor.
3. Missed dose:
Missing a dose of Ethinylestradiol increases your risk of becoming pregnant. Talk to your doctor if you miss a dose.
Seek immediate medical help without any hesitation, in the case of an overdose. Symptoms of an overdose include:
Form and strengths
Ethinylestradiol is a drug that is available in the following strengths:
Yaz – 0.02 mg/3 mg
Loette – 100 µg + 20 µg
Yaz is contraindicated in women:
With a high risk of venous or arterial thrombosis diseases
With renal impairment or adrenal insufficiency
With liver tumors or liver disease
Who are pregnant
With breast cancer or other progestin or estrogen sensitive cancer
With undiagnosed, abnormal uterine bleeding
Warnings and precautions
The use of combined oral contraceptive increases the risk of venous thromboembolism. Stop Yaz if an arterial or venous thrombotic event occurs. If feasible, stop at least four weeks before and after two weeks after major surgery. Do not start the medicine earlier than four weeks after delivery, if you are a breastfeeding woman.
Yaz tablets contain 3 mg of Drospirenone, which has anti-mineralocorticoid activity, including the potential for hyperkalemia in high-risk patients. The medicine should not be used in patients with hyperkalemia.
For women with well-controlled blood pressure, close monitoring is required and stop the medicine if blood pressure increases significantly. Women with uncontrolled hypertension should not take combined oral contraceptives.
The drug may decrease glucose intolerance in a dose-related fashion. Careful monitoring is required in women with a prior history of diabetes.
If a woman taking Yaz develops new headaches that are recurrent, persistent or severe, evaluate the cause and discontinue it if indicated. An increase in the severity of a migraine during the treatment with Yaz may be a reason for immediate discontinuation of the medicine. Ask your doctor for more information.
Unscheduled bleeding and spotting sometimes occur in women on combined oral contraceptives, especially during three months of use. If bleeding persist or occurs after previously regular cycles, check for causes such as malignancy or pregnancy.
The most frequently reported side effects are:
Visit your medical provider if any of these symptoms gets out of hand and can’t be controlled. You will come across some more side effects while browsing for combined oral contraceptive pills online.
The active ingredients of Yaz are Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone. The contraceptive effects of the hormonal components contained in Yaz tablets are based on the inhibition of ovulation and increase in the cervical mucus production, which increases the difficulty of sperm penetration into the uterus. Moreover, changes in the endometrium reduce the likelihood of implantation.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Sodium tetradecyl sulfate
Potassium-sparing water pills
Keep it away from direct sunlight. Ensure the medication is stored away from the reach of children.
Yaz is manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturing company named Bayer Schering Pharma. You can easily buy Yaz-0.02/3 mg online from our website and have it delivered to your doorstep