Yaz

  • Increased menstrual regularity
  • Lighter periods
  • Treats acne
  • Less painful periods
  • Shorter periods
  • Treats PMDD

Yaz and its generics are one of the most popular combination birth control pills.  Yaz is FDA approved to treat acne and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) – a more severe form of PMS. Yaz only has 4 placebo pill days, resulting in shorter periods.

Brand name Yaz may not be covered by your insurance, but a generic version is likely to be covered. Generics of Yaz include Gianvi, Loryna, and Vestura.

If you are paying without insurance, then generic versions will be more affordable than the branded.

See Yaz Website for full product details

Type

  • Birth Control Pills

Pills

  • 24 active + 4 inactive

Active Ingredients

  • Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) [0.02 mg]
  • Drospirenone (progestin) [3 mg]

Risks

  • Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if you have a family history of blood clots.
  • Not suitable for smokers over 35.
  • Increased risk for blood clots.
  • Increased risk for stroke and heart attack.