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Yaz Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Yaz?

You should not use Yaz if you:
  • Are allergic to Yaz, drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the birth control pill. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have liver or kidney disease.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder (that causes you to clot too easily) or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Have an upcoming major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors.
  • Are pregnant (or think you may be pregnant).
  • Are a heavy smoker (15 or more cigarettes per day) and over the age of 35.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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