Vestura is a type of birth control pill used to treat acne in women who also want to prevent pregnancy. It is a generic medication equivalent to Yaz. The medication works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus. Possible side effects include vomiting, vaginal bleeding, and nausea.
Vestura™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive (birth control pill) that is approved for the following uses:
- Preventing pregnancy
- Treating acne in women who also desire contraception.
(Click What Is Vestura Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Just like any medicine, Vestura may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the 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 Vestura include but are not limited to:
- Breast pain
- Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Vaginal discharge
- Nausea or vomiting.
(Click Vestura Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)