ABOUT THE DRUG:
The active ingredient of the drug is Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone. The drug is mainly used to as a contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The drug is mainly used as a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. It is sometimes prescribed by doctors to treat acne in women who have attained the age of 14 and have got their periods.
The pill is also used for alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder such as anxiety, depression, concentration, irritability, lethargy, muscle or joint pain, weight gain, changes in appetite or sleep pattern and tender breast.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The medicine works by preventing the release of a female egg from the ovaries. It also causes changes in uterine and cervical lining and makes the cervical mucus more viscous. Because of this the male sperms find it difficult to reach the uterus and fertilized egg that is attached to the uterus wall.
The manufacturer of Yazz 0.02mg/3mg is jamna pharma, India. You can buy Yazz 0.02mg/3mg online also.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength:
DO NOT USE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients of the drug.
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Are suffering from any ailments such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gall bladder disease, seizures, diabetes, tuberculosis, irregular periods, an abnormal mammogram, history of fibrocystic disease in breasts and so on.
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or breast feeding your baby.
Are a smoker and above the age of 35
Are suffering from uterine or breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, jaundice due to birth control pills and so on
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The recommended dose will be fixed by your doctor after examining you through. Usually one pill per day needs to be taken. Care should be taken that there is a gap of 24 hours between two doses.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The medicine is to be taken as per the instruction of your doctor and according to the schedule fixed by him. The first pill is to be taken on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after that. After that each day a pill needs to be taken. Take care not go more than 24 hours without a pill. Get a refill pack before the previous pack gets over so that continuity is maintained.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The medicine is to be taken for the prescribed period of time as recommended by your doctor.
Overdose of medicine should be avoided as it may result in side effects such as vomiting, nausea and vaginal bleeding. In case of overdose you must get medical help as soon as you can.
Missing a dose is not desirable as it may result in pregnancy. If you happen to skip a dose take two on the day you remember.
After that follow the normal schedule. In case of missing two active pills consecutively in the first and second week, then have two pills each day for the two consecutive days.
After that have one pill for the rest of the pack. In case of missing pills consecutively in the third week then the rest of pills needs to be discarded and start a new pack the same day if you are a Day 1 starter.
If you have started the pill on a Sunday, then continue taking the pill until Sunday and then start a new pack.
SIDE EFFECTS OF YAZ:
Swelling in limbs
Unexpected weight change
Missed or irregular periods
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Some of the drugs that may interact with ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone and therby affect its working are:
Aromatase inhibitors such as exemestane, anastrazole
Sodium tetradecyl sulfate
This is not a complete list of medicine that may interact. There may be other medicines also. It is best to tell your doctor about the medicines that you are taking currently including any herbal medicines and also supplements so that he can check for any drug interaction.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Store the medicine in a cool and dark place away from heat, light a moisture.
It is best to avoid consumption of alcohol and also to avoid smoking.
You may need an alternate birth control measure for the initial days of using the pill.
Take the medicine at the same time each day so that chance of missing any medicine is rare.
Stop taking the pills if you face severe diarrhoea, vomiting or any other side effects.
If you have been advised bed rest, medical test or surgery you must discontinue this pill for some time.
YAZ Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as per your doctor’s advice.
You will have to take the pill on day one of your menstrual cycle and continue taking it for a whole month.
Once the pack gets over, start with a new one. If you experience vomiting within 4 hours of dose intake, take another tablet.
In case you missed your dose and you are late by 12 hours in taking the missed dose, use a condom during intercourse for a period of 2 days.
some commonly seen side effects
You might experience spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods or missed periods. Consult with your doctor if this occurs frequently or persists longer.
Inform your doctor if you notice swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain or changes in vision, as it may be a sign of a blood clot.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you smoke and are over 35, or if you have ever had a heart attack or have cancer of the uterus/cervix, or vagina.
Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.
Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant already or breastfeeding.
You might be asked for a regular check-up of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar level while on treatment.
USES OF YAZ TABLET
BENEFITS OF YAZ TABLET
Secondly, it makes the fluid (mucus) in your cervix thicker, which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb.
Additionally, it prevents thickening of the lining of your womb, thereby making it unfavourable for an egg to grow in it.
YAZ Tablet is a reliable and safe method for contraception, if used correctly. It does not interrupt with sex and you can lead a normal routine life without any worries.
Take it as directed by the doctor to get the most benefit.
SIDE EFFECTS OF YAZ TABLET
Common side effects of YAZ
- Stomach pain
- Weight gain
- Breast pain
- Irregular uterine bleeding
HOW TO USE YAZ TABLET
HOW YAZ TABLET WORKS
It also changes the lining of the womb and renders it unsuitable for pregnancy.
Nonhormonal and progestin-only contraceptives are preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum