Yaz is a prescription medication commonly used to prevent pregnancy. The drug can also relieve the pain and other discomforts associated with the menstrual cycle, such as irritability, headaches, a lack of energy, depression, cramps, and breast tenderness. Taking the pill may make a woman’s periods lighter and of shorter duration. In addition, Yaz is effective at treating moderate levels of acne.
The prescription comes in the form of a pill, which is to be taken every 24 hours, once per day. Yaz works by preventing a woman’s egg from releasing from her ovary and by changing the lining of the uterus and cervix, making it more difficult for the egg to be implanted in the uterus. The medicine’s influence on the uterine lining also makes it more difficult for sperm to travel to the ovaries to fertilize the egg. Yaz is 99% effective as a birth control medication.
There are a few things to consider before taking this medication. First, the pill should only be taken by women at least 14 years of age. Secondly, women with a history of stroke, circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, breast or uterine cancer, or uncontrolled migraine headaches should not take this medication. Additionally, because the drug can cause birth defects, women who are pregnant should not take Yaz. Finally, it is important to remember that the pill may cause a woman to experience irregular bleeding, which is normal while on the medication.
Women who forget to take one or more pills should be cautious and use another form of birth control for 7 days. In the mean time, they should take two pills per day for each missed day.
Women who take Yaz may develop a number of side effects, including changes in appetite or weight, vaginal itching, changes in period flow or schedule, breast pain or swelling, and darkening of the skin or freckles. More serious side effects that require a consultation with a doctor include numbness or weakness, a heavy feeling in the chest or shoulders, nausea, stomach pain, and symptoms of depression. Women who experience these symptoms after taking Yaz should speak with a medical professional right away.
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