What is Yaz?
Yaz is a contraceptive preparation consisting of two hormones called estragen and progestin that avert ovulation and alter mucus in uterine lining and cervix. This creates nearly impossible conditions for sperm and a fertilized egg to "do their job".
Yaz’s major purpose is prevention of pregnancy, but it is also used in acne treatment in women over 14 years old, with menstruation having started and already using Yaz as a contraceptive method. Additionally this medication is commonly used in treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, particularly some of its symptoms like irritability, anxiety, lack of energy, depression, trouble focusing, changes in appetite or sleep, pain in joints or muscles, tenderness in breasts, weight gain and headache.
Yaz can be bought online and it is usually available in traditional pharmacies. However, a doctor’s prescription is in order.
When not to take Yaz?
Yaz should not be taken by smokers due to increased risk of simultaneous intake. Age over 35 is another factor that puts women taking Yaz at high risk.
In case of pregnancy you should not start taking Yaz, or stop immediately if this occurred when you had already been taking the pills. No hormonal contraception must be used right after childbirth. Consult with your doctor on alternative methods.
Do not take Yaz if you have ever experienced one or more of the following:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure that isn’t controlled or treated
- Troubles with circulation/blood clotting disorder
- Uterine/breast cancer
- Diabetes complications
- Liver disease
- Unchecked anomalous vaginal bleeding
- Strong headaches including migraine
This preparation may penetrate breast milk and can be harmful for a nursing baby. It may also slow down the production of breast milk and eventually decrease its amount. Thus it is strongly recommended against breast feeding during Yaz intake.
How to take Yaz?
Start the pack on the first day of menstruation or on the very first Sunday after it starts. Take your pills at the same time every day and make sure you do not intake smaller or larger amounts, or do it for a longer period of time than your doctor advised.
At a start of your contraception treatment you may require additional protection to avoid pregnancy.
Yaz may result in some medical conditions among which are heart attack, blood clots and stroke. Those with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity are at a bigger risk as well. The risk reaches its highest level in the first year of intake and for around four weeks whenever you restart treatment with Yaz.
Some other adverse effects that may be followed by taking of Yaz are cramping, nausea, headaches (migraine included), kidney disorders and uncontrollable bleeding of the uterus. Therefore when you decide to use this particular drug, and buy Yaz online or get it in a brick-and-mortar drugstore, make sure you possess all the necessary details.