Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol)
What is Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol) used for?
Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) is an oral contraceptive prescribed to women as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It operates by altering hormone levels in the body to stopping the release of an egg from the ovaries during ovulation to prevent fertilization. Your physician may also recommend its use for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol)?
Always use Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol) according to your physician's directions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken once daily beginning on the first day of your period, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, and health condition. The tablets come in a calendar package making it easier to keep track of your dosage. Always use the pills in the correct order. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol)?
Side effects that may occur while using Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, migraines, coughing, flu symptoms, pain in the arms or legs, weakness or numbness, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, depression, unusual swelling, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, or who have irregular heartbeats, severe hypertension, obesity, porphyrias, a history of breast cancer, cancer of the genital tract, unexplained vaginal bleeding, a history of blood clots, angina, heart valve disease, diabetes with complications, jaundice, gallstones, kidney failure, or severe liver disease. Also inform your physician if you have varicose veins, obesity, diabetes, a family history of stroke, heart failure, a history of migraines, sickle cell anemia, a history of gallstones, family history of breast cancer, a history of severe depression, hypertension, or if you have reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone/Ethinylestradiol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.