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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?

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

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Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Common: 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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

BC pill: The simple answer is to discuss this with your gynecologist.
Are the mood swings related to your periods and does that start a day or so before your period. That is quite common and can addressed with the right drug. ...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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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?

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

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What to do if I accidentally took extra Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

What to do if I accidentally took extra Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

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

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Does the AmociClav 500 affect the reliability of the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

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

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Hello, I took 3 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pink pills in 24 hours due to missing them, will I be ok?

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

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Hi... I've taken my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill an hour later than usual... Am I still protected?

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

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I've recent gone off the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill. Are there any symptoms or changes in my body I should expect?

Symptoms: 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

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Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Don't worry: Continue Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) active pills daily and anticipate bleeding during the fourth placebo week. Whenever you change pills you risk irregular bleeding. I recommend you use condoms as back up contraception. ...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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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

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

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Will the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill make me put on weight?

Will the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill make me put on weight?

No: Birth control pills do not cause weight gain. That is a myth. If you over eat and do not exercise then you will likely gain weight but that will not be related to your pill. ...Read more

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How do I change my pill from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to yasmin?

How do I change my pill from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to yasmin?

YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) TO YASMINE: You can switch at the next refill, bur discuss with your doctor, and the reason to switch. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects after taking your first Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

Can there be any side effects after taking your first Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Here is an extensive list of possible side effects with Yaz: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/yaz-side-effects. Html ...Read more