What is YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) used for?
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) is an oral contraceptive medication prescribed to women to prevent pregnancy. The medication operates by adjusting hormone levels within the body to prevent the release of an egg from the ovaries to inhibit fertilization. It also changes the lining of the cervix and uterus to prevent implantation of the egg if fertilization does occur. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose)?
Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and those included with the packaging while using YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day strictly adhering to the indicators on the packaging about which to take as the amount of hormones in each tablet will change according to your menstrual cycle. The first tablet is normally taken on the first day of menstruation. Your individual directions will be determined by your doctor depending on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose)?
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms such as migraines, change in migraine frequency, unusual swelling of the extremities, coughing, choking sensations, numbness on one side of the body, depression, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump in the breast. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) should not be used by patients who suspect or know they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have porphyrias, irregular heartbeat, obesity, clotting disorders, angina, high cholesterol, diabetes, intense migraines, unexplained vaginal bleeding, gallstones, jaundice, severe liver disease, history of breast cancer, or cancer of the genitals. Also inform your doctor if you have obesity, varicose veins, hypertension, history of breast cancer, history of mental illness, heart failure, gallstones, diabetes, vein inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, or decreased liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
YAZ (Ethinyloestradiol/Drospirenone/Lactose) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.