Drug Class: Oral contraceptive drug
Medical Uses: Birth Control
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BIN: 005947 GRP: 5395DGT PCN: CLAIMCR
Member Number: BBT205070
About this Yaz Coupon
How do I use this Yaz Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Yaz Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Yaz Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Yaz Medical Information
What is Yaz?
Yaz is a combination medicine used as a contraceptive agent. However, it may also be used to treat acne in women over the age of 14 and in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Yaz may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber.
There are two active ingredients of Yaz, drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, both of which work by different yet complementary means. For example, both drugs work to prevent ovulation, the process whereby an egg is released from the ovary. Both drugs also work to change the uterine lining – making it more difficult for the egg to implant the uterus.
Yaz is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, headache, mood changes, and weight gain. Some patients may also experience more severe side effects such as heart attack symptoms, signs of a stroke, migraine headaches, bodily swelling, and symptoms of depression.
Yaz is also associated with numerous drug interactions. For example, Yaz interacts with HIV medicines, barbiturates, carbamazepine, and phenytoin – and other supplements and herbal remedies. Patients worried about potential side effects or drug interactions of Yaz should consult their healthcare provider.
Yaz Medical Uses
Yaz is a combination medicine used as a contraceptive agent. It is used as a long-term contraceptive, meaning it’s used throughout the entirety of the menstrual cycle. Yaz may also, however, be used in the treatment of other conditions – such as acne (in patients over the age of 14).
- Birth Control
Yaz is also used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), such as anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, muscle pain, and weight gain. This is because Yaz contains two active ingredients that mimic natural hormones inside the body. These are hormones invariably involved in the maintenance of vital sexual processes.
The two active ingredients of Yaz are ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone– an estrogen and progestogen, respectively. Both drugs work to the same end, though they achieve this by different complementary means. For example, both drugs help to prevent ovulation, the bodily process whereby an egg is released from the ovary.
Yaz, therefore, works via two different means: to prevent ovulation and to impart changes to the uterine lining. Together, both drugs not only prevent the egg releasing from the ovary, but they also make it more difficult for the sperm to successfully merge with the egg prior to implantation in the uterine lining.
Yaz may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. This may be the case, for example, where the active ingredient is used off-label in the treatment of other ailments. If this is the case, the medicine will be discussed with the patient prior to use.
The dose the patient is prescribed depends upon a number of factors. For example, the patient’s age, current health status, and whether or not the patient is taking any other medicines – will all be taken into consideration. Based on these factors, the healthcare provider will determine the optimum dose for the patient.
Dosage is important for Yaz, not least because it is a hormonal contraceptive. Patients are advised to administer the drug as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. As this is a contraceptive medicine, patients are cautioned to adhere strictly with the timing schedule for each dose. However, all else being equal, patients prescribed Yaz are recommended to take the drug as follows:
- Adults: Patients should take the medicine on the first day of their period, or on the first Sunday after their period commences. One light-pink pill should be taken at the same time each day for 24 days, followed by 4 white pills.
Patients may experience bleeding in the first 3 months of treatment, though this bleeding tends to subside with time. The dose may be increased or decreased depending on the nature of the patient’s condition and whether they have any co-morbid conditions. Patients concerned about their dose should contact their healthcare provider.
Yaz Side Effects
Yaz is, like many medicines, associated with its own range of potential side effects. However, Yaz is generally speaking – quite a well-tolerated medicine. The side effects a patient experiences depends on their individual circumstances – such as their age, health status, and whether they take other medicines.
Yaz may cause mild side effects – such as nausea and headache – though these side effects are often transitory and self-limiting (meaning that no medical intervention is required). However, should side effects become persistent and lasting, then patients are advised to consult with a healthcare professional.
Common side effects with Yaz include:
- Breast tenderness
- Vaginal itch
- Mood changes
- Decreased sex drive
Some patients may experience more serious side effects with Yaz, such as:
- Chest pain
- Sudden cough
- Coughing up blood
- Stroke symptoms
- Migraine headaches
- Breast lump
Patients who experience severe side effects are advised to discontinue the medicine and to consult with their healthcare provider. Patients should also note that Yaz is associated with a greater risk of developing blood clots – with this risk rising in patients over the age of 35. Side effects may also be worsened by drug interactions. For example, Yaz interacts with HIV medicines, anti-epileptic drugs, barbiturates, and tranexamic acid – among others.
Like most medicines, Yaz has its own range of potential drug interactions. Patients must disclose all medicines they’re currently taking – including supplements, herbal remedies, and over-the-counter medicines – as these, too, can interact with the active ingredient of Yaz. However, patients should note that a drug interaction does not mean that serious side effects are always likely.
Patients should not, therefore, be concerned with all drug interactions – as some are minor, whereas others have little to no effect. Nonetheless, patients should still inform their doctor of any medicines they’re already taking when prescribed Yaz.
The following drugs interact with Yaz:
- Tranexamic acid
- Mycophenolate mofetil
- HIV medicines
Yaz interacts with alcohol, though the extent to which this is the case is currently unknown. Nonetheless, patients are advised to avoid alcohol wherever possible. Yaz is also associated with weight gain – which may worsen when taken with other drugs (particularly progestogens). Patients with cardiovascular problems must also be aware that Yaz may cause fluid retention – which may exacerbate those problems.
Patients concerned about any given drug interaction should consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Patients may be advised to continue using two interacting medicines at the same time when the benefits outweigh the risks.
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