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A generic version of Yasmin, Zarah is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation. This birth control pill contains two hormones (estrogen and progestin) and is taken once a day. Most women are able to take this medication without any problems, but side effects are possible. Some of the most common reactions include headaches, breast pain, and nausea.

What Is Zarah?

Zarah™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive, more commonly known as a birth control pill. It is taken by women to prevent pregnancy. Zarah is a generic version of Yasmin®.
(Click What Is Zarah Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zarah. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with Zarah include but are not limited to:
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual problems or changes
  • Breast pain
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea.
(Click Side Effects of Zarah to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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