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Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) prescription available online 

If you're interested in preventing pregnancy, Yaz can help. Yaz can also treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne. Get a new prescription or refill of Yaz from a board-certified doctor online today.

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Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)

Top quality, board-certified doctors

Insurance accepted, but not required

Prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy*

*Prescriptions provided at the doctor’s discretion

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

3 simple steps to request your Yaz prescription today

Step 1

Book a Yaz prescription request appointment.

You can book a same-day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Yaz prescription.

You can visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your birth control pills.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Yaz prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your Yaz prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free

First visit


For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Yaz prescription FAQs

  • How much does Yaz cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Yaz costs around $535 for 84 birth control pills without insurance. Fortunately, most health insurance plans offer free or low-cost birth control.

  • How can I refill my Yaz prescription?

    To refill your Yaz prescription, book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor. After reviewing your medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Why was Yaz recalled?

    Yaz was recalled in 2009 due to an issue with the specifications of the drospirenone dosage in the pill.

  • Is weight gain a side effect of Yaz?

    Yes, weight gain is a possible side effect of Yaz.

  • What are the main side effects of Yaz?

    The main side effects of Yaz include:

    • Nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach

    • Breast tenderness or soreness

    • Breakthrough bleeding

    • Weight gain

    • Headache and mood changes

    • Skin darkening

    • Decreased sex drive

  • Is Yaz a good contraceptive pill?

    Yes, Yaz is effective in preventing pregnancy. When taken as directed, Yaz is over 99 percent effective.

  • Who should not take Yaz?

    Avoid taking Yaz and other hormonal birth control pills if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Heart problems, coronary artery disease, or uncontrolled high blood pressure

    • Increased risk of blood clots or serious cardiovascular events

    • High levels of potassium in your blood

    • High cholesterol or triglycerides

    • Thyroid disease

    • Migraine headaches

    • Hormone-related cancer, such as breast cancer

    Avoid using Yaz if you smoke, are over 35, or recently had major surgery.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Yaz?

    If you miss one active pill, take the missed pill as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, take two pills at once and use back-up birth control for one week.

    If you miss two active pills in a row, take the two missed pills on the day you remember and two pills the next day. Use back-up birth control for one week.

  • What happens if I take too much Yaz?

    If you've taken too much Yaz, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center.

About Yaz 

Yaz is hormonal birth control that combines progesterone (drospirenone) and estrogen (ethinyl estradiol). Yaz combination oral contraceptives contain female hormones that prevent ovulation. It also changes your cervical mucus and uterine lining, which makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus.

Yaz is used to prevent pregnancy, treat acne, and reduce the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Yaz is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.

Yaz may be prescribed as a tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Yaz, be sure to complete the entire course of birth control unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the birth control pills may not be as effective in preventing pregnancy.

Yaz uses

Yaz has several FDA-approved uses, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online healthcare provider may prescribe it for the following reasons.

It’s also possible that healthcare professionals may prescribe Yaz for other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Pregnancy prevention

    Yaz is FDA-approved to prevent pregnancy. Like other combination oral contraceptives, Yaz pills prevent ovulation and alter the cervical mucus to lower the risk of pregnancy.

  • Acne

    Yaz is FDA-approved to treat moderate acne in women at least 14 years old who have started having menstrual periods and wish to use birth control pills.

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

    Yaz is FDA-approved to treat the premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Yaz can help improve symptoms such as anxiety, depression, breast tenderness, weight gain, and muscle pain.

Yaz side effects

The side effects associated with taking Yaz are typically mild. Most Yaz side effects are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort.

  • Yaz has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Nausea and vomiting

    • Breast tenderness

    • Breakthrough bleeding

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Sudden severe headache or changes in migraine headaches

    • Sudden numbness or weakness

    • Symptoms of blood clots

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of Yaz is approved in women over 14 years old who have started having menstrual periods.

How to take Yaz

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Yaz prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions. It is essential to follow your doctor's instructions on how to take Yaz. However, here are some general guidelines:

  • Take one tablet of Yaz every day at the same time, with or without food.

  • The tablets come in a pack of 28, with 24 active and 4 inactive tablets. Take the active tablets for 24 days, followed by the inactive tablets for 4 days.

  • Begin taking Yaz on the first day of your menstrual period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. If you start on a day other than the first day of your period, use a backup method of birth control for the first 7 days of taking the medication.

  • If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember. If you miss two pills in a row, take two pills on the day you remember and two pills the next day, then continue taking one pill a day until the pack is finished. Use a backup method of birth control for the next 7 days. If you miss three pills in a row, contact your doctor.

  • If you experience any side effects or have any concerns about taking Yaz, talk to your doctor.

It is important to take Yaz exactly as prescribed to ensure its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.

What to avoid while taking Yaz

Yaz has 502 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other drugs or herbal products, as well as over-the-counter drugs.

Possible drug interactions with Yaz include:

It is safe to drink alcohol while taking Yaz. Avoid unprotected intercourse. Yaz does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

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