- Brand: Bayer
- Product Code: BY_YAZ
- Availability: In Stock
Yaz tablets are a type of hormonal contraception commonly known as 'the pill' or combined oral contraceptive pill.
Contain 2 active ingredients: Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of oestrogen and drospirenone is a synthetic form of progesterone.
Combined oral contraceptives like Yaz work by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. In a woman's normal menstrual cycle, levels of the sex hormones change throughout each month. The hormones cause an egg to be released from the ovaries (ovulation) and prepare the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. At the end of each cycle, if the egg has not been fertilised the levels of the hormones fall, causing the womb lining to be shed as a monthly period.
The daily dose of hormones taken in the pill work mainly by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. This prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month.
The hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg. They also change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium), making it less likely that a fertilised egg can implant there.
Yaz is a monophasic pill. This means that each active tablet has the same dose of hormones in it. One active tablet is taken every day for 24 days and then one inactive tablet for the next four days. During these four days, the levels of the hormones in your blood drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to your normal period. You start the next pack as soon as you finish the four inactive tablets, even if you are still bleeding.
The tablets come in a calender pack marked with days of the week to help you remember to take a pill every day. You will still be protected against pregnancy whilst taking the inactive tablets, provided you took all the pills correctly, you start the next packet on time and nothing else happened that could make the pill less effective (eg sickness, diarrhoea, or taking certain other medicines - see below).
Yaz tablets are primarily prescribed for contraception; however they can also help with the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This medicine can also be used for the treatment of acne in women over the age of 14 years, who have started menstruation and require an oral contraceptive as well.
The contraceptive pill results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. This means it is sometimes prescribed for women who have problems with particularly heavy, painful or irregular periods.
Manufactured by Bayer
Size : 24 tablets/box
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