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Yaz Birth Control Pills

5.0 - 2177 Reviews

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Equivalent Generic Brands: Gianvi, Loryna, Nikki, Vestura

$21 generic equivalent, $0 with most insurance

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Yaz Birth Control Pills Benefits

Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.

You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional.

Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts

Improves acne.

Product Details

How to Use Yaz

It’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Yaz before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 24 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 4 days of inactive/placebo pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.

If you have: chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or addison’s disease, you should not use Yaz or its generic equivalents.

Try to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Otherwise, you could get slightly dehydrated and have more frequent headaches.

Also, if you go on a long plane ride 5+ hrs, then take an aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes before the flight, drink water on the flight, walk around. This will help prevent blood clots.

Yaz Dosage

Yaz birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [20 mcg].

Yaz Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Yaz. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare. The risk is about 3-6 women out of 10,000 per year using the medication might get a blood clot.

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FREE with insurance, or $21/pack without (for generic equivalent).

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What is Yaz?

Yaz is a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Yaz is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more.

Dr. Yen, Pandia Health Co-Founder and young adult medicine specialist does NOT recommend women under the age of 30 take a “low dose” birth control pill. You need at least 30 mcg of estrogen (Ethinyl estradiol) to protect your bones. Dr. Yen suggests women under 30 years old consider the slightly stronger version of this medication Yasmin (and its generics) instead of Yaz.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yaz is as effective as any other birth control pill. Because of the fewer days on placebo (4 vs 7), it has a lower risk of breakthrough ovulation. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).

Yes, both medication has the same active ingredients (Drosperinone 3 mg and Ethinyl Estradiol20 mcg).

Yes, Yaz can help with acne by reducing circulating androgen (testosterone) levels.  Androgens promote sebum production, an oil made by your skin. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores, which create breeding grounds for acne.

Yaz reduces sebum production and thus acne.

If you have insurance Yaz birth control pill should be $0 copay. In Pandia Health we accept most insurances.

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket or no have insurance, Yaz is pretty expensive because it’s a name brand. The brand name is around Save money by choosing one of several other Yaz generics, such as Gianvi, Nikki, Loryna  Vestura, Lo-Zumandimine, Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol or Jasmiel.

Yaz is a good birth control option if you are 30 years old or older. Pandia Health doctors recommend a higher birth control dose for women under 30 to protect bone density. For those under 30, our doctors consider other birth control pill options best than Yaz. Yaz is also a good option if you can drink 8 glasses of water a day otherwise you risk headaches because it has a theoretical diuretic effect (makes you pee).

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We're here to make women's lives easier by providing a one-stop shop for recurring medications. Pandia Health brings convenient expert telemedicine care and medication delivery to you from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. We specialize in women's health to provide affordable, convenient, and confidential access to telehealth and pharmacy services."

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- Kennedy

“Amazing!! Cara has always taken care of me and responds quickly. She makes sure that I get my prescriptions right on time whenever I need them. Very impressive”

- Christina

"They are very quick to respond and help with anything that may come up. I feel like I have my own personal doctors right on hand. I highly recommend them."

- Nicole

“Great Company for Birth Control! I get 3 months supply and dont have to physically make a dr. appt/in person visits. I am a nurse so im extremely busy and Pandia Health helps me with my busy lifestyle! Azul was very helpful also!"

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“It has never been easier to get the birth control I need and also ask for help on the best one! I always get a reply and answer quickly it's fast and easy I will never use any other way to get my birth control! Plus the site always works it's not constantly changing it's amazing!"

- Jane

“Pandia is affordable, always makes sure I get my pills on time, and when my health insurance changed the doctors helped change my prescription to make sure I was still getting coverage for my medication.”

- Joselyn

“I've been having issues with previous birth control that wasn't working well with me and I almost gave up. The doctors at Pandia were able to help me find a birth control that worked for me which I didn't think was possible!! I didn't realize how many factors there were to consider before choosing a certain bc. Now I'm not experiencing any side effects!”

- Holly

"AMAZING SERVICE. Quick responses. They accept my insurance. Convenient $30 telehealth fee saves me from finding a new doctor when I move. Shipped right to my home w emergency contraception and sometimes stickers."

- Karina

"I’ve been getting my birth control from them for a bout a year now and they’re amazing. They always check up and always make sure to mail my birth control on time. They even add little things in the package like stickers and little candies. They’re so nice and it’s very easy to get in touch with someone if you ever need any help. I definitely would recommend them to anyone who is interested in getting on birth control."

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