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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for multicystic ovaries? I was given Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the contraceptive pills to help regulate my hormones which were thought to cause my acn

Is there a treatment for multicystic ovaries? I was given Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the contraceptive pills to help regulate my hormones which were thought to cause my acn

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) like most birth control pills, may also reduce the number of cysts your ovaries develop. However, if by multicystic ovaries, you mean polycyctic, you may need to be on metformin as well. ...Read more

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Is there a lower risk for blood clots when taking Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo? Safer than Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Can't seem to find how much hormone is in Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo

Is there a lower risk for blood clots when taking Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo?  Safer than Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?  Can't seem to find how much hormone is in Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo

Clot risk: The risk of clot is slightly higher in YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do due the type of progesterone in it. It has nothing to do with the dose really. If for example you had a clot on Ortho tri cyclen, no one would suggest you use tri cyclen lo instead. Blood clot risk also lowers after 3 months of use just like it does for menopausal women on hormone replacement therapy. Every OCP in the US is low dose except for one. ...Read more

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Does hormonal treatment shrinks the endometriosis cyst? I've been given Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months but afraid to start it. Please help

Does hormonal treatment shrinks the endometriosis cyst? I've been given Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months but afraid to start it. Please help

Not birth control: There are hormonal treatments which will shrink endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is an example. Birth control pills may prevent or slow further endometriosis development but are not likely to shrink that which is already present. I am curious why you feel afraid of birth control pills? If so discuss other options with your obgyn ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

Try a taper: If it's been only nine months, i'd be surprised if the acne does not return. But it's famously unpredictable. Be ready to resume treatment whenever it becomes necessary. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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I am an active, healthy 19 yr old. I am thinking about going on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) because it would help with my hormonal acne. Would this be safe for me?

I am an active, healthy 19 yr old. I am thinking about going on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) because it would help with my hormonal acne. Would this be safe for me?

Very safe: Hi. In general BCPs are very safe. In some people, risk of blood clots can be increased, but overall risk of that in the population is low. Don't smoke, of course. Talk with your PCP or gyn about risks/benefits. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. I'm taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for a year now for my hormonal imbalance, i want to ask if I can take slimming tea while taking a Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills everyday?!

Hi Doctor. I'm taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill for a year now for my hormonal imbalance, i want to ask if I can take slimming tea while taking a Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills everyday?!

What's in tea: We can't really advise you about this unless you tell us what is in the tea you want to take. Please send us another question with the ingredients of the tea and we may be able to help. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more