Box of 28 tablets.
As a 4th generation pill, Yaz has the fewest side effects. From preventing weight gain to managing acne menstrual cramps, Yaz has got you covered.
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Take the first Yaz pill on the first day of your period. Start with the first pill and follow as indicated on the pack. Try and take the pill at around the same time each day. We recommend incorporating it into your daily routine, such as after eating a specific meal or before going to sleep.
No problem; just avoid unprotected sex for the first seven days. Do this by using additional forms of contraception, like Protec Condoms.
Start a new pack the day after taking the last placebo pill (the white pills).
You should get your period around 2-3 days into taking the white placebo pills.
If you decide to stop taking the pill, only stop after you finish your pack otherwise bleeding may start.
Either of those things can interfere with the absorption of your pill. If you vomit within two hours of taking the pill, another pill should be taken as soon as possible. If persistent vomiting and diarrhea last more than 24 hours, follow the instructions on missed pills.
If you missed taking one active pill (the pink ones), take it as soon as you remember. Take the pill due for the day at the regular time, even if it means taking two pills in one day. Then, continue taking one pill each day as usual. In this scenario, you'll still be protected from pregnancy, and won't need backup contraception.
Missing two or more active pills consecutively, however, increases your chances of getting pregnant. If this happens, take the most recently missed active pill as soon as you remember and discard all the other previously missed pills. Take the next scheduled pill at the usual time and avoid unprotected sex for the next seven days (we recommend the Protec condom, as mentioned above).
Count the active pills you have left in the pack. If one to six active pills are left in the pack, finish the remaining active pills and discard all the placebo pills. Start a new pack immediately. Note that bleeding may not come at the regular time.
If there are seven or more active pills left in the pack, continue taking the contents of the pack including your placebo pills. Start a new pack once your current one is finished.
Do not take Yaz if you:
• Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
• Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
• Have a History of Blood Clots
• Are a smoker over 35
You should inform your healthcare provider (or book a consultation) if you have the following conditions before starting Yaz:
• Liver Disorders
• Clotting Disorders
• Breast and Cervical Cancer
• Sickle Cell Anemia
• Hormone Active Tumors
• Severe Cardiovascular Disease
• Previous or Existing Thromboembolic Diseases
• Idiopathic Jaundice
No serious ill effects have been reported, even with accidental overdose. You may experience mild side effects such as headaches, tender/sore breasts, altered moods, changes in appetite, and abdominal cramps. Don't worry, though! These side effects are temporary and should subside within the first three months.
Severe Side Effects:
While unlikely, always consult with a doctor if your symptoms become intolerable. If you experience the following, please contact your doctor or go to an emergency room immediately:
• Severe abdominal pain
• Chest pain
• Severe headaches
• Eye problems (blurred vision)
• Swelling or aching in the legs and thighs
Taking drugs for infection (such as ampicilin, chloramphenicol, neomycin, penicilin v, nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides, tetracycline, and isoniazid), and pain (such as analgesic, anti-migraine, and tranquilizer medication) with Yaz may decrease the contraceptive pill's efficacy. Taking drugs that induce hepatic enzymes such as anti-epileptic drugs (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, felbamate, topiramate, phenytoin), anti-fungal (griseofulvin), anti-diabetic (troglitazone), musculoskeletal (phenylbutazone), and anti-tuberculosis (rifampicin) drugs can also bring own the efficacy of Yaz.
If you are advised to take the aforementioned drugs, please talk to your healthcare provider or book a phone consultation through us first to determine the proper intake and dosage schedule for you.
Taking Yasmin and anti-infective drugs (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir) or grapefruit juice may cause adverse effects.
Taking Yaz and troleandomycin may increase the risk of cholestatic jaundice.