Yaz is an oral contraceptive drug which is used by women who have attained at least the age of 14. A pack of Yaz contains a total of 28 tablets which are in two sections. The first section has 24 light-pink tablets and 4 others that are white in color. Taken rightly, they prevent pregnancy. Yaz is a steroidal progestin that belongs to the spironolactone group. Yaz is a combination of two hormones (Ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone). Estradiol is a progestin while Ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen. Yaz is used to prevent pregnancy and as a postmenopausal hormone replacement pill. Yaz is also used to treat moderate acne in women aged 14 years and above and have started experiencing menstrual periods. Also, Yaz is used to help deal with the symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) including anxiety, sleep, appetite changes, and weight gain as well breast tenderness. Yaz works by preventing ovulation during a menstrual cycle. Yaz also thickens the vaginal fluid, thereby making it hard for the sperm to reach the egg for fertilization.
Drug Name: Yaz
Generic name: Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol