Spotting With Yaz

Yaz® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive used for preventing pregnancy. It is also approved to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne in women who desire contraception. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Yaz.
In clinical studies, more than 1 percent of women reported breakthrough bleeding or spotting with Yaz. Spotting (bleeding between periods) is a common side effect of the birth control pill but is usually not serious and does not require medical attention in most cases. However, certain side effects of Yaz are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. You should notify your healthcare provider if you experience unusual vaginal bleeding that does not improve within a few months of starting Yaz.
(Click Yaz Side Effects for more information about Yaz and spotting, to learn about other common side effects of this medication, and to find out what other side effects are potentially serious and require medical attention.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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