Keep Yaz tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture or heat.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What If I Miss a Dose?
Missing doses of Yaz increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Yaz Dosage). Refer to the patient information that comes with each package of Yaz for more information on what to do if you miss a dose, or consult your healthcare provider.
Yaz comes in one strength, containing 3 mg of drospirenone and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (the 24 pink tablets). The four inactive (white) tablets do not contain any active ingredients.
Is There a Generic Version of Yaz?
This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Yaz).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Yaz [package insert]. Wayne, NJ: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;2007 February.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed April 15, 2011.
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