FAQs ABOUT YAZ
Can I stop taking YAZ once my acne gets reduced?
No. Do not stop taking YAZ unless your doctor advises you to do so because sudden termination of YAZ will not provide any expected results. Acne caused by hormonal changes may require long term treatment. Kindly use YAZ as advised by the doctor.
Can YAZ be used to treat acne in men?
No. YAZ is used to reduce acne only in females (aged 14 years or above) who wish to take oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. It is not intended for use in men. Kindly consult your doctor before taking.
How and when should I take YAZ for acne and PMDD?
Take YAZ strictly as advised by your physician. Swallow YAZ with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. YAZ can be taken with or without meals. Try to take YAZ at the same time each day. Do not miss any dose of YAZ in between the therapy, as it may reduce its effectiveness. Missing doses in between the therapy may lead to bleeding or spotting.
What precautions need to be followed while taking YAZ?
Before taking YAZ inform your doctor if you have any family history of breast cancer or are suffering from depression. You must also inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems, blood clots, diabetes, high blood cholesterol or migraine headaches. Regularly monitor your health condition by periodic blood test and breast examination to avoid the risk of side effects while taking YAZ. Never skip or miss a dose of YAZ. Do not smoke while using YAZ as it can increase the risk of side effects.
Is it safe to take YAZ immediately after delivery?
No. Do not take YAZ immediately after delivery. Consult your doctor before taking because YAZ may increase the risk of blood clots in such patients. It is advisable to take YAZ only after 4 weeks post-delivery. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can YAZ be used in children?
YAZ should be used with caution in post pubertal female children aged below 18 years. It is not intended for use in male children and in female children who have not attained puberty. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can YAZ be used in post-menopausal women?
YAZ is a contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy. It is not intended for use in post-menopausal women.
Can YAZ be used to treat acne in pregnant women?
YAZ is strictly not recommended for use in pregnant women and in women who think that they might become pregnant. If you become pregnant accidentally while undergoing therapy with YAZ, stop taking YAZ and inform your doctor immediately.
Do YAZ cause cancer?
Studies have shown that YAZ may cause breast cancer in some individuals. This is predominant particularly in patients who had or have a family of breast cancer. Therefore, inform your doctor if you or anyone of your family member has breast cancer before taking YAZ as a precaution. Also, during therapy with YAZ, your doctor would periodically monitor your breasts and overall health to avoid the risk of breast cancer. The risk of breast tumours gradually decreases after stopping YAZ therapy.
Can the use of YAZ cause unexpected bleeding?
Yes. Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting may occur while you are taking YAZ. Such bleeding may be temporary and usually does not indicate any serious problems. However, consult your doctor if you experience prolonged painful bleeding.
Can YAZ cause abortion?
YAZ works by suppressing ovulation and fertilization which ultimately leads to menstruation at the end of the menstrual cycle. It is not capable for causing abortion.
Can the use of YAZ cause depression?
Yes. YAZ may make you feel depressed. This is because YAZ works by controlling the hormones which can exerts its influence on the mood and mental health. If you feel depressed, or have thoughts of harming or killing yourself, consult your doctor immediately.
What to do if I forgot to take YAZ?
If you have missed a dose of YAZ, take proper safety measures such as usage of condoms to avoid pregnancy. Do not take a double dose of YAZ to compensate the missed ones. Spotting or sudden bleeding can occur in case if you miss to take YAZ.
Will the use of YAZ change the length of menstrual cycle?
Yes. There are changes for sudden spotting or vaginal bleeding while taking YAZ. But there has been no reported evidence for long menstrual cycles.
Will the use of YAZ produce complete protection from pregnancy?
Yes. YAZ will provide complete protection from pregnancy when all the doses are taken correctly and regularly. But, if you miss any dose of YAZ, it will not be effective, and you may have higher chances of becoming pregnant.
Is the use of condemn necessary while using YAZ?
No. It is not required to use condemn while taking YAZ. But if you miss any dose of YAZ, you should use condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Does YAZ stops periods?
No. YAZ is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. It prevents ovulation and creates unfavourable environment for a fertilized egg to implant and grow in the uterus. It is not proven to stop periods. However, it may delay your periods or can cause irregular or scanty periods.
Can YAZ cause hair loss?
YAZ very rarely cause hair loss in patients. Consult your doctor if you experience severe hair loss.
How long can I take YAZ?
Take YAZ for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor. You may be advised to take YAZ every day regularly without fail. One course would usually last up to 24 days (approximately a month). However, your doctor will decide the duration of therapy for you. Never miss or skip a dose of YAZ as may reduce the contraceptive effects or may cause bleeding in between the menstrual cycle.