Also Known as Yazz
Top brand choice
Top Generic choice
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
YAZ is a low-dose birth control pill that is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as directed. YAZ is the only Pill with a 24/4-day dosing schedule (you take active pills for 24 days, followed by inactive pills for four days) and the unique progestin drsp or drospirenone.
Women taking combination birth control pills, such as YAZ, may experience side effects that include nausea and vomiting, headaches, irregular bleeding, weight gain or loss due to a change in eating habits, and breast tenderness. But if side effects occur, they are generally mild and go away within the first months of use. One side effect of the Pill continues to be an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This risk is particularly high for women who smoke and are over 35 years of age. Also, birth control pills do not protect against HIV (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).