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Common Side Effects

Yaz® (the brand-name version of Loryna) has been studied extensively in clinical trials.
 
In clinical studies for most medications, one group of people receives the medication, while another group is given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). Usually, the people are not told if they were given the real medication or the placebo.
 
The side effects in both groups are carefully documented and compared. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and whether they are actual side effects of the medication. However, it is not possible to use a placebo in clinical trials for contraceptives, as this would lead to many unintentional pregnancies. Such studies are considered unethical.
 
These studies did show that common Yaz side effects, occurring in more than 1 percent of women, may include but are not limited to:
 
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Loryna or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the contraceptive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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