What is Yaz?
Yaz is an incredible medication that has been used to treat a variety of medical complications since the early 1900s. It contains a form of synthetic progestin and estrogen, making it different from many contraceptives on the market today. The combination of these hormones work together to prevent ovulation, treat premenstrual dysphonic disorder, and soothe migraine headaches. Taking Yaz also lowers risk for certain cancers such as cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer. It comes in a convenient pack so those who take the medication have the option of a 28-day cycle or 24-day cycle that requires taking pills for four days without any break in between cycles. Yaz is an extremely helpful contraceptive drug with many positive benefits for women everywhere.
Yaz can have major adverse effects, such as:
- Deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolus, which might result in mortality. Yaz may increase the risk of blood clots by 4 to 7 times that of non-drospirenone birth control tablets.
Yaz comes in three different strengths: 24, 28, and Gianvi 28. Yaz 24 and Yaz 28 are active for 24 days and then inactive for 4 days. Gianvi 28 is effective for 28 days and contains no inactive tablets. Yaz and Gianvi should be taken once a day, with or without food.
Yaz should be taken every day at the same time. If you forget to take a medication, take it as soon as you realize and proceed with your regular routine. If you forget to take two pills in a row, take two pills the next day and two pills the next day.
How it works
Yaz inhibits ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). It also thickens cervical mucus, making sperm more difficult to reach the egg. Yaz may also aid in the treatment of acne by reducing inflammation and the amount of sebum (oil) produced by the skin.