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Yaz

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6.2  Effectiveness
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6.1  Holistic Benefits

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Treatment Information
Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol)) is the brand name and it is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

Yaz oral contraceptive regimen consists of 24 active film coated tablets each containing 3 mg of drospirenone and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol stabilized by betadex as a clathrate (molecular inclusion complex) and 4 inert film coated tablets. Other ingredients are lactose monohydrate NF, corn starch NF, magnesium stearate NF, hypromellose USP, talc USP, titanium dioxide USP, ferric oxide pigment, red NF.

Yaz is an oral contraceptive pill that consists of estrogen and progestin. The drug provides effective prevention of pregnancy by stopping ovulation. In addition to this, it also changes the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Yaz alters the lining of the uterus or the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
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Effectiveness of Yaz by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Yaz, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.2% 18.3% 65.1% 10% 1.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.3% 3.1% 93.8% 1.3% 0.4%
Blood Pressure 0.4% 4.4% 93.4% 1.3% 0.4%
Breathing 1.3% 3.6% 93.8% 1.3% 0%
Confidence 4% 4.4% 80.2% 8.4% 3.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.3% 4.4% 92.1% 1.8% 0.4%
Digestion 1.3% 8.8% 87.2% 2.2% 0.4%
Emotional Well-being 8.2% 14.3% 51.5% 17.3% 8.7%
Energy 3.5% 14.5% 72.8% 7.9% 1.3%
Eyesight 0.9% 3.6% 94.2% 1.3% 0%
Memory 2.2% 3.1% 92% 1.8% 0.9%
Mental Clarity 3.5% 5.7% 83.8% 4.8% 2.2%
Pain 4% 4.4% 81.9% 7.1% 2.7%
Patience 4.8% 12.7% 65.8% 14% 2.6%
Sexual Health 5.7% 8.3% 68.4% 12.7% 4.8%
Skin Complexion 5.6% 8.6% 47.6% 27.5% 10.7%
Sleep 2.2% 8% 85.4% 4.4% 0%
Stress Level 4.4% 15% 68.3% 9.7% 2.6%
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Commonly Reported Yaz Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 87.9% 12.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 73.5% 13.7% 7.1% 4.4% 1.3%
Skin Rash 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Gas 87.9% 12.1% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 71.9% 15.4% 4.8% 4.4% 3.5%
Depression 80.6% 9.2% 4.1% 2.8% 3.2%
Irregular Bleeding 81.8% 9.8% 4.2% 2.8% 1.4%
Sensitivity to Light 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Acne 84.2% 9.3% 3.8% 1.1% 1.6%
Mood Swings 59.3% 20.8% 10.2% 6.5% 3.2%
Blurred Vision 93.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 93.9% 3% 3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 3% 3% 3% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 62% 23.9% 8.9% 4.2% 0.9%
Fever 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 94.5% 3.3% 1.1% 1.1% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 61.1% 17.5% 11.8% 4.7% 4.7%
Anxiety 78.8% 15.2% 3% 3% 0%
Drowsiness 93.9% 3% 0% 3% 0%
Nausea 78.1% 11.2% 6.7% 3.6% 0.4%
Dizziness 85.4% 7.1% 3.1% 3.5% 0.9%
Abdominal Pain 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 42.9% 28.6% 21.4% 7.1% 0%
Yeast Infection 85.2% 9.6% 2.4% 1.9% 1%
Allergic Reaction 96.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.4% 0%
Muscle Cramping 93.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 88.4% 9.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Yaz Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 83.5% 6% 5.5% 2.7% 2.2%
Reduced Libido 80% 8.3% 1.7% 8.3% 1.7%
Bloating 36.4% 27.3% 18.2% 18.2% 0%
Abdominal Pain 64.5% 19.1% 8.2% 6% 2.2%
Chest Pain 91.8% 4.3% 2.4% 1.4% 0%
Numbing Sensation 94.3% 3.3% 1.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Eye / Vision Problems 96.2% 1.9% 1% 0.5% 0.5%
Stroke 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Insomnia 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 64.2% 22.4% 9% 4.5% 0%
Change in Weight 58.8% 21.3% 12.8% 5.7% 1.4%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 94.5% 3.3% 0.5% 1.1% 0.5%
Constipation 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 83.1% 9.8% 3.3% 1.6% 2.2%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 95.7% 1% 0.5% 1.9% 1%
Cervical Cancer 99.5% 0% 0.5% 0% 0%
Sweating 71.4% 21.4% 0% 7.1% 0%
Gas 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Pain in Limbs 91.4% 3.8% 1.9% 1% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 93.9% 5% 0.6% 0% 0.6%
Diabetes 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Yaz
Since taking Yaz Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.2%
Hallucination 0.4%
Hospitalization 3.2%
Stroke 0.8%
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User Comments about Yaz
01 Mar 2013 It made me depressed and gave me mood swings. It completely altered me and made everybody irritate me, no matter what they do. When I am happy I get emotional, when I am upset I get extremely emotional. This was not who I was before I started taking this pill. I was always an emotional person but I was never THAT emotional.I put on 10 pounds. I have no energy. And I know its my pill because I was never like this before. The only plus's side for me on this pill, was that my skin is flawless and clear, and it prevented me from getting pregnant. The cons for me definitely outweigh the pros for the most part.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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01 Feb 2013 Yaz has cleared up my skin complexion remarkably, but I've been experiencing extreme changes in my mood.
   —Posted by Bethany
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14 Jun 2012 I used to take Ortho Tricyclen Lo and had MAJOR moodswings, getting depressed and very easily agitated partially cause of my PMDD and when I started taking the Yaz, I felt like a normal person again. There's just a couple days I get a little moody, but it's controllable. I get really dehydrated when I take this with my Allegra and Allegra D, and would get muscle cramps really bad in my foot and calves. This has gotten better when I have switched to Zyrtec D.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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15 Feb 2012 I took Yaz for two years and as a fair warning I would never take this birth control. I was prescribed to this as a way to clear up my face of acne (which it did) and it was "new" at the time. The first months were great, I was happy and my periods light but after around 8 months I saw my personality and self withering away. I was empty but continued taking it. . I suffered extreme migraines and after the conscious decision to get off I bled heavily for two weeks and then didn't have a period for 8 months. Scary! This medicine will never be a recomendation of mine.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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23 Jan 2012 Since I started taking Yaz, I am more emotional and feel depressed. I use to be a very happy go lucky person...I dont even recognise myself anymore. My friends dont recognise me anymore. I am not going to take my tablet tomorrow as I think it is the Yaz causing it. I will schedule an appointment with the doctor as soon as I can. I cry for no apparent reason and feel angry about the silliest things.
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