Yaz Dangers

Yaz® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive that is approved for preventing pregnancy, treating symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and treating acne in women who also desire contraception.
Although most people respond well to this medication, it may be dangerous for some people. Therefore, it is important that you talk to your healthcare provider about the dangers associated with Yaz before you begin taking the birth control pill.
Yaz has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, a number of side effects were reported with this medicine. Some of the most common side effects that were seen with Yaz included nausea or vomiting, increased appetite, vaginal yeast infections, and decreased sex drive. Other potential side effects (while occurring infrequently) are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including chest pain, vision changes, or breast lumps.
Before you start taking Yaz, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all existing medical conditions you have. Yaz may be dangerous (and is generally not recommended) for women who have liver or kidney disease, adrenal insufficiency, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
(Click Yaz Side Effects and Yaz Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential dangers of Yaz, to find out what other side effects may occur with this drug, and for more information on who should not use this particular birth control pill.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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