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Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Dronis - 3 mg + .02 mg


Understanding Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol is a pill used for birth control. It is frequently sold in the name of Yaz. It works by preventing ovulation from taking place, not allowing the female egg to be released. As a result, male sperms find it very hard to get to the uterus. This in turn has a chain reaction where fertilized eggs cannot attach to the uterus wall, in addition to the fact that mucus lining of the cervix and uterus wall becomes far more viscous.

Thus as a contraceptive, Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol proves extremely potent. It finds usage in women above the age of 14 years who may have commenced with their periods, and / or may have some degree of acne.

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol can also work on regulating the impact of PMDD or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, which include problems in concentrating, pain in muscles or joints, depression, anxiety, tendency to get irritated quickly, difficulty in sleeping, and breast tenderness.
Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol can find other uses as well.

Important Information about Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
You must not take this medication if you are pregnant or have delivered recently. You must also not take it if you have had a history of afflictions such as blood clotting, breast or uterine cancer, eye or kidney problems related to diabetes, liver problems including liver cancer, heart problems especially if you have had a heart attack or stroke recently, jaundice, and if you are above the age of 35 and smoke.

When you first start off with the medication, it is advised that you take other contraceptives alongside such as condoms or spermicides. Your doctor can guide you on this matter. Storage of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol is ideally done in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, moisture and children or pets.

Before using Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Before you begin using Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol, you must get yourself examined thoroughly by your doctor. You must make special effort to inform about any afflictions, especially allergies that you may have for which you might be taking medications. Then if you are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned in the previous section, it is advised that you do not take Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol.
Medical conditions about which your doctor must know include diseases of the gall bladder; mammogram results which have not been normal; periods which are irregular; tuberculosis; diabetes; seizures; obesity; depression; or blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Using Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Using the medication properly requires sticking to the doctor’s instructions at all times without fail, especially the dosage given to you.
The first pill that you pop would ideally be on the first day of your period or the first Sunday after that. Bear in mind that you might have to take other contraceptives at the same time as backup, such as condoms or spermicides.

Keep in touch with your doctor and go in for regular checkups over the entire course of the period in which you happen to take the medication.
Take one pill a day, without letting 24 hours pass between pills. It is recommended that you stick to the same time at which you take the pill each day, which will ensure you do not forget taking the pill. In case you exhaust your supply, replenish it in time, ideally before you finish with your supplies so that no time passes in between when you have no medication on you.
Bleeding is quite possible in the first 3 months in which you take the medication; in case you feel it is too heavy or too prolonged, consult your doctor. In case of vomiting or extreme diarrhea, you might want to stop using the medication and use some other contraceptive.

Conditions in which you must stop taking the medication include if bed rest has been advised to you, if you have recently been operated on, and if a medical test has been suggested.
No matter what treatment you undergo, you must inform about the fact that you are taking this medication.

Missing Doses
Missing doses can have dire consequences since it puts you at risk of getting pregnant. If you miss a pill on a particular day, you can in fact take two the next day. After that, you can get back to the same routine you followed previously.

In the first two weeks, if you end up missing two pills continuously, then once you remember, you can take two pills everyday for two days, and then get back to the normal dosage. Remember that for the week in which you miss your regular dose, use backup contraceptives.

If in week 3 you end up missing your dose twice, then you should ideally discard the remaining dose and begin a new pack as though you are completely starting out afresh. The same holds true for missing three pills, i.e. thrice where again you should discard the remaining pills and start all over.

Symptoms of overdose include bleeding in the vagina, nausea and vomiting.

Avoid smoking while taking these pills, especially if you are over 35 since it aggravates the risk associated with heart attacks and strokes, or blood clots.
Also, in comparison to other contraceptives, these pills are most likely to cause blood clots. Further, you do not get any protection from STDs so safe sex is always advised.

Side Effects
Broadly, it is rather unlikely that any side effects as such would be experienced. At the same time, some relatively mild side effects include unusual changes in weight, missed or irregular periods, bloating, the limbs ending up retaining fluids, headache, nausea, vomiting, tenderness in the breasts, spotting in the vagina as well as a general feeling of being bloated. Medical attention is advised if you experience any of these symptoms.
More serious side effects include giddiness or a feeling of fainting, unexpected shortness in breath, blood clots, pain in certain parts of the body such as the left arm or jaw, migraines, difficulties in vision or speech, and a generally confused state of existence. You must quickly seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

Also bear in mind that the above is by no means an exhaustive listing; there could be other symptoms as well, which is why medical intervention is urgently advised.

Drug Interactions
There could be some drugs that interfere with the way Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol function, causing other side effects. That is why your doctor must know about all medications that you might be taking prior to commencing on a regimen of this medication.

Instances of such drugs include Raloxifene, Tizanidine, Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate, Anastrazole, and Exemestane.
Blood potassium levels may go up because of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol, as well as other drugs such as Heparin and Ibuprofen in the NSAIDs family; potassium-sparing diuretics like Eplerenone and Spironolactone; and ACE inhibitors such as Valsartan and Lisinopril.

Again, this is not an exhaustive list; there could be other drugs whose consumption is not advised while taking Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol.

Additional Information

SKU 356
US Brand Name Yaz 3 mg + .02 mg
Strength 3 mg + .02 mg
Generic Name Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Manufacturer Sun Pharma
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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