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Side Effects of YazAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Yaz. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Upper respiratory infections (such as the common cold)
- Breast pain
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Vaginal discharge
- Nausea or vomiting.
Drug InteractionsYaz can interact with a number of other medications (see Yaz Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Yaz?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug if you have:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Yaz and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Yaz and Breastfeeding).