Brand name: Yaz, Yazz
Generic name: Drosperidone and ethninyl Estradiol
Used for: Birth control and treating PMDD
Availability: Brand Bayer Yaz 3mg 0.02mg 28 day
How Drosperidone and ethninyl Estradiol Works
Yaz is a combination birth control pill, when taken as directed Yaz is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Yaz is proven to treat a condition know as PMDD or premenstrual dysphoric disorder. PMDD symptoms include:
• Change in appetite
• Feeling anxious
• Depressed moods
• Muscle aches
If these symptoms are severe enough to affect your life, Yaz can help; Yaz has also been shown to help treat moderate acne.
Yaz Possible side effects
You may experience unwanted side effects while taking Yaz; contact your physician if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
• Abdominal cramping or bloating
• Acne (usually less common after three months of treatment, and may improve if acne already exists)
• Back pain
• Breast pain, tenderness, or swelling
• Nausea and vomiting
Before you begin to take Yaz, speak to your doctor about any medical conditions you may as they may affect the way you should take this medication. These following facts will affect the way you should take Yaz: blood clots, blood Pressure, breast-feeding, cigarette smoking, depression, eye disorders, fibroid tumors, gall bladder problems, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, migraine/headaches, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and etc.
Certain medications and products may interact with Yaz, the following should be avoided: Acetaminophen, alcohol , ACE inhibitors; ramipril, lisinopril, or enalapril) , angiotensin-II receptor blockers (e.g., candesartan, losartan) , antacids (when taken within two hours of the medication), antibiotics (e.g., ampicillin, chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole, erythromycin, metronidazole, penicillin), caffeine, certain diuretics (e.g., amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene) , chloral hydrate, cholestyramine, clofibrate, clonidine, cyclosporine, folic acid, heparin, insulin, meperidine, methyldopa, modafinil, mitotane, nevirapine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., naproxen, ibuprofen), oral antidiabetes medications (e.g., glyburide, gliclazide, glipizide), phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine, perphenazine), potassium supplements or potassium-containing salt substitutes, prednisone, ritonavir, St. John's wort, theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptylline, clomipramine), vitamin B12, vitamin E, and warfarin
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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