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Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol (By mouth)

Drospirenone (droe-SPYE-re-none), Ethinyl Estradiol (ETH-i-nil es-tra-DYE-ol)

Prevents pregnancy. Also treats premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne.

Brand Name(s):

Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol, Gianvi, Loryna, Nikki, Ocella, Syeda, Vestura, YAZ, Yasmin, Yaz 28, Zarah

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to drospirenone or ethinyl estradiol, or if you are pregnant. Do not use it if you have unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by your doctor, kidney disease, liver disease, adrenal problems, certain heart problems, a blood clotting disorder, or diabetes with kidney, eye, nerve, or blood vessel damage. Do not use it if you have a history of breast cancer.

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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