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Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol



About Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol

Drospirenone Ethinyl Estradiol tablets are a combination of 2 hormones an estrogen (Ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (drospirenone). Loryna birth control pill is used to prevent pregnancy. Yaz dosing works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. Loryna review also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body. Besides preventing pregnancy, Loryna medication may make your periods more regular.

Decrease blood loss and painful periods, and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia).

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using Loryna medication and each time you get a refill. The leaflet contains very important information on when to take your pills and what to do if you miss a dose. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Take Drospirenone Ethinyl Estradiol tablets by mouth as directed by your doctor, with or without food.
  • Usually once daily.
  • Pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember, and take your Yaz dosing at the same time each day, 24 hours apart.
  • Taking Loryna birth control pill after your evening meal or at bedtime may help decrease stomach upset and nausea.

Follow the package instructions to find the first tablet, start with the first tablet in the pack, and take them in the correct order. Do not skip any doses. Pregnancy is more likely if you miss pills, start a new pack late, or take your pill at a different time of the day than usual.

Pill Pack of 21 pills

Your pill pack contains 21 pills with active medication (with hormones). It may also contain 7 reminder pills (without hormones) at the end of the pack. Take one active pill (with hormones) once daily for 21 days in a row. If you are using a product with 28 tablets, take a reminder pill once daily. For 7 days in a row after you have taken the last active pill unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

If you are using a product with 21 tablets, do not take any tablets for 7 days unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should have your period usually within 3 days after you take the last active tablet in the cycle. After you have taken the last reminder pill in the pack, start a new pack the next day whether or not you have your period. If you do not get your period, consult your doctor.

How to use it for the first time 

If this is the first time you are using Loryna medication and you are not switching from another form of hormonal birth control.

  • Take the first tablet in the pack on the first Sunday and on the first day of your period.
  • If your period begins on a Sunday, begin taking Drospirenone Ethinyl Estradiol tablets on that day.
  • For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control for the first 7 days.
  • If you start on the first day of your period, you do not need to use backup birth control the first week.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information.

Side effects

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • bloating
  • breast tenderness
  • swelling of the ankles/feet
  • weight

Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the pill has not been used properly), contact your doctor for a pregnancy test.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed Loryna medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Loryna review do not have serious side effects.

Drospirenone Ethinyl Estradiol tablets may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these serious Yaz dosing side effects occur: unusual changes in vaginal bleeding (such as continuous spotting, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods), symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).

Some serious and rare side effects

Loryna medication may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack). Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of Yaz dosing. Get medical help right away if you experience:

  • sudden shortness of breath
  • chest/jaw/left arm pain
  • unusual sweating, confusion
  • coughing up blood
  • sudden dizziness/fainting
  • pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf
  • tingling/weakness/numbness in the arms/legs
  • unusual headaches
  • slurred speech
  • weakness on one side of the body
  • sudden vision changes

Get medical help right away if any of these rare but serious Loryna review side effects occur: lumps in the breast, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, mental/mood changes (such as new/worsening depression, suicidal thoughts).

A very serious allergic reaction to Yaz dosing is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before using the Loryna birth control pill, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Drospirenone Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
  2. Before using Loryna review, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Check your blood sugar regularly.
  4. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.
  5. Limit your time in the sun.
  6. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps.

Loryna birth control pill may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are nearsighted or wear contact lenses, you may develop vision problems or trouble wearing your contact lenses. Contact your eye doctor if these problems occur.

It may take longer for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor.

Yaz dosing should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. If you have just given birth or had a pregnancy loss/abortion after the first 3 months, talk with your doctor about reliable forms of birth control, and find out when it is safe to start using birth control that contains a form of estrogen, such as Loryna birth control pill.

Loryna review passes into breast milk. This may affect milk production and may harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

Tablet's dosage

3-0.02 mg, 3-0.03 mg



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