- Conjugated Estrogens
- Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Desogestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Levonorgestrel–Ethinyl Estradiol
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Yaz* used for?
Generic for Yaz* (Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. This birth control pill is a combination of female hormones that prevent the release of an egg from an ovary. Also, by changing the cervical mucus and uterine lining, the drug makes it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and also harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the lining of the uterus.
Drospirenone–Ethinyl Estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne in those women who are over 14 years of age, as well as wish to use birth control pills and have achieved menarche. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Yaz*?
The dosage of Generic for Yaz* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Yaz* by mouth.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Yaz*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Yaz* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Thus, the last missed pill should be taken as soon as it is remembered, even if this means taking two pills in one day.
What if you overdose on Generic for Yaz*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Yaz*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Yaz*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Yaz*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Yaz*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Yaz* can interact with antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and antihistamines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Yaz*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Yaz* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Yaz* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Yaz* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Yaz* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Yaz* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, back pain, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, weight gain, and stomach cramps. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Yaz*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Yaz*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Yaz* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Yaz*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Yaz*?
How will Generic for Yaz* work in my body?
How should Generic for Yaz* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Yaz* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Yaz* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.