Yes, Loryna may cause weight gain. Loryna contains Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone which is a combination of estrogen which is a female sex hormone, and another called progestin which is used to cure the symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness, irritation, burning, hot flashes and to prevent thinning of the bones (osteoporosis). Loryna is a birth control pill used for contraception to prevent pregnancy. Yaz is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation.
Estrogen medications can cause a variety of common side effects including bloating, breast tenderness, skin irritation at the application site, nausea, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), vomiting, headache, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headache, pain. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Combination of oral contraceptives acts by suppression of gonadotropins. Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, due to which there are chances of weight gain and other alterations include changes in the cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation).
A study published in FDA data found that patients taking Loryna and other estrogens had a mean weight gain depending on drug, dose, and duration over the course of 6 months. However, the exact weight gain varied, depending on the estrogens used.
If you're concerned about weight gain while taking Loryna, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.
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