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Missed the last Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill on the second row of pack, am I still safe?

Missed the last Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill on the second row of pack, am I still safe?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are 99% effective if taking appropriately. If you miss pills or deviate from proper use, the efficacy decreases. ...Read more

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I missed 4 days on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control started a new pack then my period came I stopped the pack to see if it would stop but it didn't why haven't it?

I missed 4 days on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control started a new pack then my period came I stopped the pack to see if it would stop but it didn't why haven't it?

Bleeding on OCP: If you missed a couple of days of the birth control pills, especially with the lower dose pills, it will cause the irregular bleeding. The bleeding is due to the changes in birth control pills and the changes your body undergoes with the shifts in hormone levels. If you are not pregnant, it should stop after 1 or 2 cycles. ...Read more

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Pls explain how to take the 24 day pill (Yaz). After finishing 24 active pills, when to start the new pack? Started first pack on fifth day of period.

Pls explain how to take the 24 day pill (Yaz). After finishing 24 active pills, when to start the new pack? Started first pack on fifth day of period.

Birth control pills: Women who take birth control pills need to take a pill every day. Skipping pills can increase the chance of getting pregnant. Birth control pill packets usually include 4 to 7 days of hormone-free pills each month. It is during these hormone-free days that women get their period. Women who prefer not to get a period can skip the hormone-free pills and take a hormone pill every day instead. ...Read more

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I just started my first pack of YAZ, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and today I take my first white pill... will I get my period today?

I just started my first pack of YAZ, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and today I take my first white pill... will I get my period today?

During last days: Birth control pills may have 4 or 7 pills at the end of the cycle. Once your are on those pills, you may see a menstrual period. It may not start exactly the day you start the white pills, it may not end exactly the day you start your new pack, and you may not have a menstrual period at all. Whenever you interrupt taking bcp, you are likely to experience a hormone withdrawal bleeding. ...Read more

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I took the first (of 4) inactive Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills yesterday and today I started a new pack because I had to skip my period. Will it work? Is it safe?

I took the first (of 4) inactive Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills yesterday and today I started a new pack because I had to skip my period. Will it work? Is it safe?

Yes: As long as you don't miss more than seven days of active pills you should still have contraceptive protection. However, taking the first 4 inactive pills may cause you to spot or your period to start anyway. Just keep taking your pills every day. To avoid having a period your need to take just active pills every day. ...Read more

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First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?

First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?

Sometimes: Pills like this can make u not have periods due to the fact u do not build up enough tissue to have a period, since this is your 1st pack you should do a preg test to prove to yourself u are not pregnant, it is totally normal not to get periods when you are on low dose pills, once u stop the pills the [periods will return. ...Read more

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I missed the 4th active tablet of my oral contraceptive. I have been in this brand for a while. I continued to take the rest of my pack. Am I safe.

I missed the 4th active tablet of my oral contraceptive. I have been in this brand for a while. I continued to take the rest of my pack. Am I safe.

Decreased Efficacy: Missing one pill of a pack of oral contraceptives can reduce the effectiveness of the contraception for that cycle. You should take the missed pill the next day (with the appropriate pill). If you miss 2 pills in a cycle, you should use condoms until you have been on the pills for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Having 30d cycle of period, 2morrow I take my last white pill of my 1st pack of yaz (started on 1st day period), is it possible that period do not come?

Having 30d cycle of period, 2morrow I take my last white pill of my 1st pack of yaz (started on 1st day period), is it possible that period do not come?

Sometimes: A period will not come the first minths. Do not skip tablets and you will be ok. In the I ferest od safety oral contraceptives do not have too much estrogen and this is what happens. ...Read more

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Taking yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I dropped a pink pill and could not find it what should I do? Take the pill of the next day? (so start a new pack a day before expected?)

Taking yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I dropped a pink pill and could not find it what should I do? Take the pill of the next day? (so start a new pack a day before expected?)

Yes: If you lose one of your active pills you can either take the next days pill or skip to the end of the pack and take the last active pill. The advantage of skipping to the last pill is that the days will be labeled correctly for the rest of the cycle-when you get to that last empty pill slot just skip it. This way you will start your next cycle on the correct day and still be protected. ...Read more

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Missed my 24th Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) active pill on Sun. Took a 4day pill free break per instruction. Had sex on 3rd break day; took active pill on Thur. Do I need ECP?

Missed my 24th Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) active pill on Sun. Took a 4day pill free break per instruction. Had sex on 3rd break day; took active pill on Thur. Do I need ECP?

Wouldn't think so: A person who takes her birth control pills properly is protected against pregnancy all the time. All the time means every day protection, regardless of which pill she is on. Protection is there, while on the active pills and while on the inactive pills (being on the pill-free break is the same as being on the inactive pills, because inactive pills don't do anything). ...Read more

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Missed last Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) active pill on Sun. Took a 4day pill free break. Had sex on 3rd break day; took active pill on Thur. Do I need Emergency contraception?

Missed last Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) active pill on Sun. Took a 4day pill free break. Had sex on 3rd break day; took active pill on Thur. Do I need Emergency contraception?

That depends: If a pill break is scheduled to allow for menstruation (just like the inactive pills are meant to do), then you remain protected during that break and do not need to use emergency contraception. If the break was taken mid-cycle (< 3 weeks since your last inactive pill cycle or "pill break") then protection would be diminished, and emergency contraception would reduce the chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?

When to expect period when you are taking the first pack of yaz (starting the first day of period)?

Wha did the doc: Say? Who put u on the pills that is one of the most basic things that doc should have told u! u will get your period when you are on the 4 placebo pills at the end of that pack. ...Read more

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I am due to start my period next Tuesday but started spotting yesterday. I have been taking my Yaz pill and not missed one. What could be the cause?

I am due to start my period next Tuesday but started spotting yesterday. I have been taking my Yaz pill and not missed one. What could be the cause?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I've just started my 3rd pack of Yaz bcp, I have skipped the placebo pills for the past 2 packs and am getting a brown mucus discharge, is this normal?

I've just started my 3rd pack of Yaz bcp, I have skipped the placebo pills for the past 2 packs and am getting a brown mucus discharge, is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: 15% of patients starting birth control pills may experience spotting, called breakthrough bleeding. This nuance bleeding will stop in most cases. If it persists, see your doctor to get a new pill. ...Read more

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I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for one year. I never missed a pill and take it at the same time. Today is my 17th pill and I saw blood. What does it mean? Never happened

I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for one year. I never missed a pill and take it at the same time. Today is my 17th pill and I saw blood. What does it mean? Never happened

Nothing: This could just be superficial endometrial shedding and is not important. Just wait and see how your cycle progresses. Everything is likely fine. ...Read more

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My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

My period ended over a week ago, but I've continued to discharge a brown fluid up in till now... On yaz for 5 years. Haven't been sexually active lately, and haven't missed a pill. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

BCP and discharge: First get a serum HCG test for pregnancy. If negative, taking low dose oral contraceptives like "Yaz" can cause breakthrough bleeding if not taking the pill at the same time every night. Stop the pill and wait for five days, and begin a new cycle. Take them within the hour of the time taken the day before. If the brown discharge reappears, switch to another type of low dose pill. ...Read more

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I'm on Yaz (bcp)for 2.5years&I've never missed a pill. I'm spotting 1week before period. I had unprotected sex with withdrawal method once. Can I be preg?

I'm on Yaz (bcp)for 2.5years&I've never missed a pill. I'm spotting 1week before period. I had unprotected sex with withdrawal method once. Can I be preg?

Yes, but not likely: Women who take their birth control pills correctly, are protected every day, all the time. They have no fertile days, so it doesn't matter what added birth control methods are used. Pregnancy is very unlikely. If still worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more

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If I miss taking my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill by 20 hours, is it safe health-wise (hormones etc) for me to take the next pill at the regular time 4 hrs later?

If I miss taking my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill by 20 hours, is it safe health-wise (hormones etc) for me to take the next pill at the regular time 4 hrs later?

Yes: If you miss one pill, you should take your missed pill as soon as you remember it. Then you should take your next pill at the usual time. This may mean that you take both pills at the same time. If you miss more than 1 pill, you should refer to the package insert or call you doctor to find out what to do. Taking two pills close together may cause some nausea or bleeding but its safe. ...Read more

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I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

I'm in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp I have 10 active pills left but I have been bleeding on and of for a few days looks like old blood no pills missed I've been omit 2yrs?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

Condoms: When birth control pills are stopped mid-way, ovulation becomes unpredictable and breakthrough bleeding is likely to ensue. If there is a concern that taking antibiotics and for that matter any medication that may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, condoms can be used as a safe-measure, until the situaion is under control. ...Read more

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I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

No: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not meant to be a morning after pill. I recommend you get a morning-after pill and take it now. The timing of your missed pills and the unprotected sex put you at risk for pregnancy ...Read more

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4th pack of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).Friday (12th pill)i vomitted 2hrs after, sunday (14th) I had sex with no condom, tuesday (16th)i vomitted 2 hrs after. Should I be worried?

4th pack of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).Friday (12th pill)i vomitted 2hrs after, sunday (14th) I had sex with no condom, tuesday (16th)i vomitted 2 hrs after. Should I be worried?

Vomiting: You don't need to worry about your birth control but you should be wondering why you are vomiting so much. See a primary care doctor and ask to be evaluated for this. Also you could get std testing done after unprotected sex. Consider changing to an iud or implant for birth control to avoid these scares. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a few months, missed 2 pillstwo weeks ago & 1pill last week, had unprotected sex yesterday. Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as morning after pill?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a few months, missed 2 pillstwo weeks ago & 1pill last week, had unprotected sex yesterday. Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as morning after pill?

Yes.: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can be taken as a morning after pill but you should consult with your doctor-gynecologist because it VAZ has number ofsevere side effects and a llist of contrainciicatins to its use. ...Read more

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If you're on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and somehow get pregnant, do you still have your period because of the pill or you'll miss the period?

If you're on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and somehow get pregnant, do you still have your period because of the pill or you'll miss the period?

Should have no bleed: Once your embryo has implanted into your uterus and begins to grow, there should normally be no vaginal bleeding resembling a period. You may want to obtain a pelvic sonogram and a gynecological exam to confirm the location and viability of your pregnancy. This information should allow you to make some informed decision. ...Read more

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I've been on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for over a Year my period is always light this month it's so heavy lasting 5 days now I have never missed a pill and not preg?

I've been on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for over a Year my period is always light this month it's so heavy lasting 5 days now I have never missed a pill and not preg?

May be normal: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is one of the low dose pills and usually does cause periods to be short and light. This one heavy period could be due to some extra estrogen exposure in your diet, other drugs, or bthe enviroment. Infections and cervical problems usually cause bleeding at times other than your period rather than heavier periods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 7 mos. Never missed a pill had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago, ejacualated inside me. I'm on my 4thwhite pill, no period yet. Could I be preggy?

Been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 7 mos. Never missed a pill had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago, ejacualated inside me. I'm on my 4thwhite pill, no period yet. Could I be preggy?

Yes if u had sex: If you had sex, you could get pregnant. Every method of birth control has a certain percentage of failure. Some are higher than others. In your case not highly likely, but not impossible. ...Read more

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I'm on my 4th Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) white pill and I still don't have my period. Should I continue on with the next pack? Or should I do a pregnancy test?

I'm on my 4th Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) white pill and I still don't have my period. Should I continue on with the next pack? Or should I do a pregnancy test?

Do both 4 now.: If you don't want to be pregnant keep taking the pill. It will not harm the baby if you are, but if you don't want to get pregnant, keep taking pill so you stay on schedule. ...Read more