Doctors, what are the side effects of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) The FDA makes most contraceptive makers list a huge number of side effects. There are too many to list them in this answer. Google Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects and you will find links that list them by system effected. Some common ones are: nausea, headaches, and amenorrhea (no period). Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) also has a slightly higher risk of blood clot or stroke. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may also cause some mild weight loss.

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What are the side effects of a merina iud dose it make you put on weight and could it cause low libido as the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill did for me?

Weight gain - yes. Change in libido- maybe. The Merina IUD contains progestin only, whereas Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a combination of estrogen and progestin, so effect may be slightly different. Overall reports suggest that the libido is affected less by Merina compared to combination BCP, but side effects are reported to improve after 6 months. Advantages of IUD: excellent contraceptive effect and no need to take daily med. Read more...