Yaz Safety Information

Yaz® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It can be used for preventing pregnancy, treating symptoms of PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), and treating acne. Most people tolerate Yaz well; however, this medication is not entirely free of risks. Because it may not be suitable for everyone, make sure to review the safety information for Yaz with your healthcare provider before you start this method of birth control.
It is important to know that combined oral contraceptives (such as Yaz) can increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. They may also slightly increase the risk of breast cancer or cervical cancer. Yaz has been known to worsen certain medical conditions (including high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, or depression), so be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all existing conditions you have before starting Yaz.
(Click Yaz Warnings and Precautions for more information, including a list of other side effects or complications that may occur with Yaz and warnings on who should not use this particular form of birth control.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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