Generic Yaz Ultra-Low-Dose Birth Control - Drospirenone Eth Estra is the active ingredient in Yaz birth control and the FDA-approved generic. Other brand and generic names for drospirenone eth estra include Gianvi, Loryna, Nikki, and Vestura. Generic Yaz is an ultra-low-dose combination birth control pill containing 3 mg of the progestin drospirenone and 0.02 mg of the estrogen ethinyl estradiol a progestin. It is also FDA-approved to treat acne in adults and children as young as 14 and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
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Generic Yaz, An Innovative Birth Control Pill
Drospirenone eth estra (generic Yaz) has been called innovative because its unique form of progestin, drospirenone, is a diuretic which may offset the weight gain that is usually caused by hormonal birth control pills containing estrogen. It also contains a lower dose of estrogen than other birth control pills.
Besides birth control, drospirenone eth estra is FDA-approved to treat:
- Acne in adults and children as young as 14
- PMDD, characterized by sadness and depression in some women around the time of menstruation.
Since Yaz, contains 20 micrograms (.02 milligrams) of estrogen, Yaz is considered ultra-low dose. Most birth control pills contain 30 micrograms (.03 milligrams) of estrogen.
What Is Drospirenone Eth Estra?
Drospirenone eth estra is also sold under the generic "brand" names Gianvi, Vestura, Nikki and Loryna. Each dose of drospirenone eth estra contains 3mg of drospirenone and 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. Drospirenone is a progestin and ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen.
Since this generic Yaz birth control pill contains two hormones, a progestin and an estrogen, it is a Combination Oral Contraceptive (COC). A pill that only contains progestin only is a Progestin Only Pill (POP).
Additionally, since the amount of each hormone in generic Yaz is the same in each pill, it is classified as a monophasic combination birth control pill.
What is Progestin and Ethinyl Estradiol?
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol are synthetic variations of the endogenous sex hormones progesterone and estrogen. All birth control pills use synthetic sex hormones. The scientifically-produced hormones do not have all of the properties of the hormones made by the body (endogenous), so their mechanic of action is different and prevents pregnancy. The natural, non-synthetic "pure" forms of the hormones progesterone and estrogen are central to reproduction.
How Does Drospirenone Eth Estra Work?
The active ingredients estrogen and progestin offer a three-pronged strategy to prevent pregnancy.
First, the pill reduces the chance of ovulation. Next line of defense: if ovulation does occur, the sperm will have a difficult time fertilizing the egg due to changes in cervical mucus. However, if by chance the sperm succeeds at fertilization, the egg will have low success attaching to the uterus due to thinning of the uterine lining.
Although no contraceptive is 100% effective, drospirenone eth estra and other combination oral contraceptives are 91% effective when taken as instructed according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Take drospirenone eth estra every day for 24 days. The last four pills in the pack are inactive pills that are optional. They are considered reminder pills because they help to continue the habit of taking a pill every day. As with all birth control pills, drospirenone eth estra is most effective when taken at the same time every day. For a full list of side effects and full information about the medicine, see written details enclosed with your prescription. Some but not all of the possible side effects of drospirenone eth estra include. To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
What Are Off-Label Uses For Generic Yaz?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Generic Yaz?
Take drospirenone eth estra every day for 24 days. The last four pills in the pack are inactive pills that are optional. They are considered reminder pills because they help to continue the habit of taking a pill every day.
As with all birth control pills, drospirenone eth estra is most effective when taken at the same time every day.
For a full list of side effects and full information about the medicine, see written details enclosed with your prescription. Some but not all of the possible side effects of drospirenone eth estra include.
To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
For a complete list of precautions and warning, refer to the information included with your prescription. Always follow instructions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist.
Generic Yaz, (drospirenone eth estra) should not be taken by women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding. Other brand names for drospirenone eth estra include Gianvi, Vestura, Nikki and Loryna.
If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and which types are safe for your unique situation.
A partial list of possible side effects of drospirenone eth estra include
- Vomiting or nausea
- Abdominal pain
- Change in menstrual flow and cycle
- Weight gain or loss
- Spotting Breakthrough bleeding
- Hair loss
- Breast tenderness or soreness
- Change in appetite
No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.
This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.
Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
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