Alesse vs Yaz

Alesse
(Rx)
Yaz
(Rx)
Alesse is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Yaz is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.8
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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March 27, 1997
March 16, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
11,773 Discussions
65,266 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Acne
#4 for Cramping
#5 for PCOS
#7 for Heavy Periods
Our data suggest that Alesse is taken for Spotting, Acne and Cramping, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#3 for Acne
#4 for Cramping
#5 for PCOS
#6 for PMDD
#7 for PMS
Yaz is prescribed for Acne, PMDD and PMS and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Cramping and PCOS, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ale
Weight Gain
10
Depression
5
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
3
Decreased Libido
3
Bloating
2
Yeast Infection
1
Anxiety
1
Blood Clots
1
Vomiting
1
Yaz
Weight Gain
6
Depression
5
Nausea
3
Anxiety
3
Blood Clots
3
Weight Loss
2
Bloating
2
Decreased Libido
2
Vomiting
1
Stroke
1
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Alesse
Ale
Yaz
Yaz
Weight Gain
Ale
Yaz
10
6
Depression
Ale
Yaz
5
5
Nausea
Ale
Yaz
4
3
Weight Loss
Ale
Yaz
3
2
Decreased Libido
Ale
Yaz
3
2
Bloating
Ale
Yaz
2
2
Yeast Infection
Ale
Yaz
1
0
Anxiety
Ale
Yaz
1
3
Blood Clots
Ale
Yaz
1
3
Vomiting
Ale
Yaz
1
1
Weight Gain
Yaz
Ale
6
10
Depression
Yaz
Ale
5
5
Nausea
Yaz
Ale
3
4
Anxiety
Yaz
Ale
3
1
Blood Clots
Yaz
Ale
3
1
Weight Loss
Yaz
Ale
2
3
Bloating
Yaz
Ale
2
2
Decreased Libido
Yaz
Ale
2
3
Vomiting
Yaz
Ale
1
1
Stroke
Yaz
Ale
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alesse and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Yaz and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.1 mg-20 mcg
Tablet: 3-0.02 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Levonorgestrel-Eth Estra
Ethinyl Estradiol/Drospirenone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alesse and Yaz: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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