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Yaz White Pills
I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?
Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more
Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?
OCP spotting: Today's OCP's (like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day, and not in AM but PM. ...Read more
Is it normal For Yaz pills to prolong your periods because I am taking them and the last time I went on my periods for 10 days?
Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??
It is a pretty common birth control pill.
If you are concerned it may be just birth control pills in general. You can always consider other forms of birth control.
Dr. M. ...Read more
I'm on Yaz (bcp) for 2.5years. I'm in the middle of my cycle&I noticed very light pink hue in the discharge. What can it be? I take my pills religiously.
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?
I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) I took my last active pill today I want to switch to levlen ED do I start on the sugar pills on levlen ED tommorrow or Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) s pill?
Finish as scheduled.: Unless there is a side effect/reason to try to switch pills earlier, I would recommend that you complete the entire Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pack as scheduled. Then when it would be time to start the next one, start the new birth control pills instead. ...Read more
I need a bc pill that won't give me mood side effects I've used Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and levlen ED and have really bad mood swings what bc is best with least s- effect?
HI would yaz, yazmin or ava20 ed, be better for someone not wanting to gain any weight whilst on the pill.
Missed Sun and Mon YAZ pills Week 2. Tues I took 3 pills (2 AM and 1 PM) Wed I took 2 pills (1 AM 1 PM). Unprotected sex Friday. Do I need Plan B?
Yes: Doubling up on pills doesn't guarantee you the same protection. All the best. ...Read more
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
Sex on 10th, also when I took my last active pill (Yaz). Puked 1.5h later. Pack said I should take sugar pills immediately and then new pack. Is it ok?
YES: Please immediately begin your next pack of pills. ...Read more
When on yaz period used to come on a sunday (28th pill).i stopped yaz, first period without it came thursday 1st dec, 4 days late. When should I conceive?
Unknown: It can take a few months after stopping Yaz for your cycles and hormones to regulate themselves again. Expect normalization by the end of the 3rd month off Yaz ...Read more
It's OK: If you accidentally took an extra pill, just continue taking the rest of the pack (one pill a day) as you normally would. ...Read more
Does the AmociClav 500 affect the reliability of the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) should be same: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more
Hello, I took 3 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pink pills in 24 hours due to missing them, will I be ok?
Nauseated?: Biggest side effect of taking three in a day is nausea, maybe vomiting. But the biggest concern is that you may not be as protected against getting pregnant. Have you had unprotected sex in the last 5 days? Take plan b, ella, (ulipristal acetate) or get a copper iud. Talk to your doc if you're at risk of pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi... I've taken my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill an hour later than usual... Am I still protected?
Yes: You are still protected if you took your Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) one hour later. It is important for you to remember to take your pill daily. Taking it at the same time of day as opposed to randomly helps you to make it a habit and decreases the risk of you forgetting. ...Read more
Can Magnesium stearate as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
No effect: No effect of any ingredient in carb blocker pills on Yaz birth control pills. ...Read more
I've recent gone off the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill. Are there any symptoms or changes in my body I should expect?
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help decrease acne, improve pms or mild depression, decrease menses flow, and decrease cramps.
Therefore, when you stop Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) you could see any of those return if you saw improvement after you started yaz
oh yea. You could get pregnant as well. ...Read more
Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
No effect: Cellulose microcrystalilne is inert meaning it has no effect on the body. It is the binder for pills. There will be no effect on Yaz birth control pills. However carb blocker pills do not work. Save your money. ...Read more
When on yaz period used to come on the 28th pill).i stopped yaz, first period without it came thursday 1st dec. When should I try to conceive?
Conception: Usually mid cycle is the best time to conceive. Remember, although you may have flow, it does not mean you always produced and egg. You should remember that stopping BCP is like coming off a pregnancy. It may take up to 6 months to conceive. Can be sooner, but do not get frustrated if things do not happen in the first few months. ...Read more
Hi I just changed from Yaz to Yazmin and I took the 4 active pills on yaz and one on Yazmin and my period still hasn't come. What should I do?
I'm 2 weeks before my period. I'm on yaz pills. Everyday this week there's the same amount dark brown blood on my panty. Everyday the same thing?
I took YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) just for a month (28 pills). Now that I just stopped it, can I gain weight? What should I expect?
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
If the period does not come on the last day of taking white pill (1st pack of yaz), still start a new pack the day after? When do u take pregnant test?
Probably: If you took your pills every day correctly you can just start the new pack of pills as scheduled. If you missed a pill or took it late, do a pregnancy test first. ...Read more
Took 4 yaz pills 36 hours after the unprotected incident & 4 12 hours later. Y now getting spotting/bleeding even though period isn't till jan 7th '18?
Some thoughts...: Taking multiple birth control pills as an emergency contraceptive can alter the menstrual bleeding or spotting for the cycle in which the pills were taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more
Am I still safe if I take the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill 12 hr after than the usual time I take it everyday? This is my first time taking it late
Yes: One should follow her doctor's instructions on what to do when a birth control pill is more than a couple of hours late. Usually, for a combination pill (2 ingredients), a woman just takes the late pill whenever she remembers, if it is not more than one day late and if she has not missed any other active pills in that pack... her level of contraceptive protection should not be affected. ...Read more
I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) everyday at the same time, if someone has problems or is passing thru difficult time, can it affect the reliability of pill?
It Shouldn't: While you period could be effected by stressful events, the actual reliability of the pill should not, as long as you are taking it every day as prescribed. ...Read more
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