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Will discontinuing Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control relieve its side effects or cause weight gain?

Will discontinuing Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control relieve its side effects or cause weight gain?

Stop Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now.: As soon as you stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the side effects should resolve pretty quickly. Stop Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now - plenty of other safer oral contraceptives around.. ...Read more

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Yaz causing heart problems? I am taking Yaz birth control pills and lately I have noticed my heart beating abnormally. Sometimes when i lie down i can feel it beating over my entire body, sometimes skipping a beat. I often experience nausea along with t

Yaz causing heart problems? I am taking Yaz birth control pills and lately I have noticed my heart beating abnormally.  Sometimes when i lie down i can feel it beating over my entire body, sometimes skipping a beat.  I often experience nausea along with t

Not likely: This sounds as if you're uncomfortable, and you should discuss this with your primary doctor, but not likely due to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Nausea may be present in first 1-3 months of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Try taking in the evening, but if it is occurring the first few months, it's likely to get better. Discuss benefits/risks of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) with your doctor. ...Read more

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Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?

Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?

Take it Now: If you are late taking just 1 pill, it may not give you much trouble. Some women will experience breakthrough bleeding which is irregular bleeding in this cycle. It will definitely reduce your birth control efficacy. I always advise patients to use another form of birth control if they miss a pill. do not think in general they pose significant health issues. ...Read more

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Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more

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I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

BCP interaction: Hi, Yes, most Antibiotics could decrease the efficacy of birth control pill, therefore while on Antibiotics better use other measures like condom. ...Read more

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