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Yaz

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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
Abdominal Pain 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Acne 84.2% 9.3% 3.8% 1.1% 1.6%
Allergic Reaction 96.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.4% 0%
Anxiety 78.8% 15.2% 3% 3% 0%
Blurred Vision 93.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 62% 23.9% 8.9% 4.2% 0.9%
Breathing Difficulties 93.9% 3% 3% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 61.1% 17.5% 11.8% 4.7% 4.7%
Change in Weight 42.9% 28.6% 21.4% 7.1% 0%
Cold Symptoms 87.9% 12.1% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 80.6% 9.2% 4.1% 2.8% 3.2%
Diarrhea 88.4% 9.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 85.4% 7.1% 3.1% 3.5% 0.9%
Drowsiness 93.9% 3% 0% 3% 0%
Fatigue 71.9% 15.4% 4.8% 4.4% 3.5%
Fever 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 87.9% 12.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 73.5% 13.7% 7.1% 4.4% 1.3%
High Blood Pressure 94.5% 3.3% 1.1% 1.1% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 81.8% 9.8% 4.2% 2.8% 1.4%
Mood Swings 59.3% 20.8% 10.2% 6.5% 3.2%
Muscle Cramping 93.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 78.1% 11.2% 6.7% 3.6% 0.4%
Sensitivity to Light 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 3% 3% 3% 0%
Skin Rash 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 6.1% 0% 0% 0%
Yeast Infection 85.2% 9.6% 2.4% 1.9% 1%
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Less Commonly Reported Yaz Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 64.5% 19.1% 8.2% 6% 2.2%
Anxiety 83.5% 6% 5.5% 2.7% 2.2%
Bloating 36.4% 27.3% 18.2% 18.2% 0%
Blurred Vision 94.5% 3.3% 0.5% 1.1% 0.5%
Breathing Difficulties 93.9% 5% 0.6% 0% 0.6%
Cervical Cancer 99.5% 0% 0.5% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 58.8% 21.3% 12.8% 5.7% 1.4%
Chest Pain 91.8% 4.3% 2.4% 1.4% 0%
Constipation 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Diabetes 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 96.2% 1.9% 1% 0.5% 0.5%
Gas 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Insomnia 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 64.2% 22.4% 9% 4.5% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 83.1% 9.8% 3.3% 1.6% 2.2%
Nervousness 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Numbing Sensation 94.3% 3.3% 1.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Pain in Limbs 91.4% 3.8% 1.9% 1% 1.9%
Reduced Libido 80% 8.3% 1.7% 8.3% 1.7%
Sensitivity to Light 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Stroke 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Sweating 71.4% 21.4% 0% 7.1% 0%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 95.7% 1% 0.5% 1.9% 1%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 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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