What is it: YAZ® an oral contraceptive pill that’s anything but ordinary.
What does it do: YAZ is an oral contraceptive with a difference. From the number of active pills in each pack, to the benefits YAZ offers – YAZ is unique†.
YAZ has a unique formulation that’s been shown to help with acne, reduce skin oiliness, and also works to even out hormonal fluctuations, including the more severe physical, psychological and emotional symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle, known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
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Starting on YAZ
A free YAZ Starter Kit is available from your doctor only if your doctor decides YAZ is right for you. For more information visit your doctor.
YAZ is an unfunded Prescription Medicine. You will have to pay for this medicine. A charge and doctor’s charges will apply.
Talk to your doctor to find out if YAZ is right for you.
†www.medsafe.govt.nz – as per June 2012. YAZ is an unfunded Prescription Medicine. You will need to pay for this medicine. A charge and doctor’s charges will apply. The active tablets of YAZ contain 20mcg ethinyloestradiol & 3mg drospirenone. YAZ is an oral contraceptive & is also used for women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and for women with moderate acne who also require oral contraception. YAZ is not to be used where there is a presence or history of blood clots in the legs or lungs or severe cardiovascular events such as stroke, severe liver disease, cancer of the breast or reproductive organs, migraine, pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, unexplained vaginal bleeding, severe renal insufficiency, during pregnancy or where there may be an allergy to any of the active ingredients. Precaution is required for medical conditions which are known to deteriorate during pregnancy, lactation, decreased glucose tolerance or an increase potassium level. It is important to discuss the possibility of rare but serious risks (cardiovascular events or blood clots with your doctor). Some of these risks increase with age, cigarette smoking, obesity and a family history of blood clotting disorders. Common side effects are similar to other oral contraceptives and include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, weight changes, altered mood, breast pain, or tenderness. Use strictly as directed and refer to pack for starting instructions or advice regarding missed tablets. See your doctor in case of side effects. Further information is available from the Consumer Medicine Information at www.medsafe.govt.nz or phone 0800 80 45 45, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Bayer New Zealand Limited, PO Box 2825 Auckland 1140. URTEX L.NZ.07.2012.0065 TAPS NA5901