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Yasmin contraceptive (birth control)
Product name: Yasmin (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol)
List of ingredients: Yasmin (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. Drospirenone - ethinyl estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne for women over 16 years of age who also want birth control and have started menstruating. It contains active medicinal ingredients like 3.0 mg drospirenone and 0.030 mg ethinyl estradiol. Non medicinal ingredients include cornstarch, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, modified starch, polyethylene glycol, povidone, talc, titanium dioxide, and yellow ferric oxide.
This medication works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and by causing changes in the mucus of the cervix (that makes it difficult for sperm to penetrate into the uterus) and in the endometrium (that make it difficult for an egg to implant). Drospirenone - ethinyl estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne for women over 16 years of age who also want birth control and have started menstruating.
Yasmin contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a combined oral contraceptive that works by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. In a woman's normal menstrual cycle, levels of the sex hormones change throughout each month. The hormones cause an egg to be released from the ovaries (ovulation) and prepare the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. At the end of each cycle, if the egg has not been fertilized then levels of the hormones fall, causing the womb lining to be shed as a monthly period.
The hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg. They also change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium), making it less likely that a fertilized egg can implant there.
Yasmin birth control (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. Drospirenone - ethinyl estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne for women over 16 years of age who also want birth control and have started menstruating.
Yasmin contraceptive mode of administration
Yasmin contraceptive is a monophasic pill. This means that each tablet has the same dose of hormones in it. One tablet is taken every day for 21 days and you then have a seven day break from pill-taking. During your seven day break, the levels of the hormones in your blood drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to your normal period. You start the next pack after the seven pill-free days are up, even if you are still bleeding.
Yasmin contraceptive contraindications
Yasmin birth control (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is contraindicated in case of known or suspected pregnancy, Breastfeeding (until weaning or for six months after birth). It is contraindicated in women with a personal or family history of a blood clot in a vein (venous thromboembolism), in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) or in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), obesity, varicose veins, and long-term immobility.
It is contraindicated in blood disorders such as antiphospholipid syndrome or factor V Leiden, porphyrias, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), haemolytic uraemic syndrome), stroke or mini-stroke caused by a blood clot, or a heart attack, Angina, Heart valve disease, Irregular heartbeat caused by atrial fibrillation, Moderate to severe hypertension, High cholesterol levels, Severe diabetes with complications affecting the eyes, kidneys or nerves, History of breast cancer Cancer involving the genital tract, Kidney failure, cholelithiasis chronic smokers, Severe liver disease Vaginal bleeding migraine and Women over 50 years of age.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
Yasmin side effects
The common side effects caused by Yasmin (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) include Nausea, vomiting, Headache/migraine, Breast tenderness, enlargement, Weight changes, Retention of water in the body tissues (fluid retention), Vaginal thrush (candidiasis), Change in menstrual bleeding, Menstrual spotting or breakthrough bleeding, Depression, Skin reactions, Decreased sex drive, Rise in blood pressure, Irregular brown patches on the skin, usually of the face (chloasma), Steepening of corneal curvature which may make contact lenses uncomfortable, Disturbance in liver function, Gallstones and Blood clots in the blood vessels caused by DVT, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke.
Yasmin (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. Drospirenone - ethinyl estradiol is also used to treat moderate acne for women over 16 years of age who also want birth control and have started menstruating.
This info corresponds to official PIL provided by legal manufacturer and reviewed by: Dr. Rohit Bansali N.