I was put on Yaz recently and have not stopped bleeding at all. What can I take?

Q. I was put on Yaz recently and have not stopped bleeding at all. What can I take?

Answered by
Dr. Balakrishnan R
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 17, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am an 18 year old female. I was recently put on the contraceptive pill Yaz for 12 days and have not stopped bleeding in that time. The blood varies from dark red and stringy to black and is reasonably heavy (about the same as the first few days of period). Is there anything I can do to stop the bleeding? I was on Levlen before and was taken off because I had continual bleeding for the whole month on it along with severe stomach and abdominal pains where I was admitted to ER and placed on Tranexamic acid. I have leftover Tranexamic acid. Would it be safe to take?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

You can definitely have tablet Tranexamic acid, but I do not think it will stop the bleeding. To immediately stop bleeding, I suggest you take tablet Norethisterone 5 mg (Primolut-N or Norgest or Regestrone or Regulate or Carina-NCR). Have two tablets thrice a day till the bleeding stops. It will surely stop in one or two days. Then have two tablets twice a day for two days. Then have one tablet twice a day for 18 days.You will have your periods after the last pill. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. Once the bleeding has stopped, you can get an investigation for the reason for the bleeding. Have thyroid profile and serum prolactin. Do an ultrasound scan to look for any problem inside the uterus. If you are sexually active, have a local examination by the doctor to rule out any cervical erosion or polyp.

Hope I have clarified your query. Do write back if you have any more queries. All the best.

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