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As a combined oral contraceptive, Loryna contains a combination of two different hormones (an estrogen and a progestin). It is a generic version of Yaz. This prescription birth control pill works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. Possible side effects include breast pain, nausea, and headaches.

What Is Loryna?

Loryna™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive (birth control pill) approved for the following uses:
  • Preventing pregnancy
  • Treating acne in women who also desire contraception.
(Click What Is Loryna Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Loryna may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Loryna include but are not limited to:
(Click Loryna Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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