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Before using Yaz, warnings and precautions for the hormonal contraceptive should be understood. For example, you should be aware of the possible risk of developing blood clots, an increased risk of liver tumors, and possible drug interactions. Yaz warnings and precautions also extend to people with certain medical conditions (such as diabetes or high cholesterol), as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Yaz: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Yaz® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) 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
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- Had a 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
- Are breastfeeding.