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a combined contraceptive pill, usually just called 'the pill'. It contains
two hormones - estrogen and progestogen.
Although most often
taken to prevent unwanted pregnancy, the combined pill is sometimes also
prescribed for women who have problems with
particularly heavy, painful, or irregular periods. Taking it
usually results in lighter, less painful, and more regular menstrual bleeding.
How should I use this medicine?
(drospirenone/Ethinyl estradiol) has been approved by the FDA for the
prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use an oral contraceptive. Yasmin
is a low-dose, monophasic oral contraceptive that contains the unique
progestin, drospirenone. Drospirenone, an analog of spironolactone, differs
from progestins currently available in other oral contraceptives by exhibiting
both antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic effects. Yasmin combines this
unique progestin with Ethinyl estradiol.
How Does Premarin Work?
Each Yasmin tablet contains two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol
30 micrograms, and drospirenone 3 mg. These are synthetic versions of the
naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen, and progesterone.
Combined pills like Yasmin over-ride your natural menstrual
cycle and work mainly by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg each month
They also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the
neck of the womb, making it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina
into the womb, as well as thinning the womb lining (endometrium), making it
more difficult for any successfully fertilized eggs to implant there.
You take one pill every day for three weeks, then have a
week's break before starting the next packet. During your pill-free week, the
levels of hormones in your blood fall and you'll usually get a withdrawal bleed
that's like your period.
Yasmin is the same as other combined pills containing
ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and drospirenone 3 mg. These include Dretine and
How do I take Yasmin?
Yasmin tablets come in a calendar pack marked with the days of
the week. You take one pill at the same time every day for 21 days and then
have a seven day break.
During your seven day break, you'll usually get a withdrawal
bleed that is similar to your normal period. Start your next pack after the
seven pill-free days are up, even if you are still bleeding.
You'll still be protected against pregnancy in your
pill-free week, provided you took all the pills correctly, you start the next
packet on time and nothing else happened that could make the pill less
Yasmin is used for preventing pregnancy. Yasmin is a
progesterone and estrogen combination birth control pill. It works by
preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix, and changing the
lining of the uterus.
Use Yasmin as directed by your doctor.
Take Yasmin by mouth with or without food.
Talk with your doctor about how you should start to take your first pack of Yasmin. If you begin to take Yasmin during the first 24 hours of your period, you do not need to use an extra form of birth control. If you begin to take Yasmin on the Sunday after your period starts, you will need to use an extra form of birth control for 7 days after you start taking Yasmin.
If you are switching from another birth control pill to Yasmin, start Yasmin on the same day that would have started a new pack of your previous birth control pills. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about how to switch from another form of hormonal birth control to Yasmin.
Take Yasmin at the same time every day, not more than 2 hours apart. After taking the last pill in the pack, start taking the first pill from a new pack the very next day.
For Yasmin to be effective, it must be taken every day. Do not skip doses even if you do not have sex very often. Do not skip pills if you are spotting, bleeding, or nauseated. If you have these side effects and they do not go away, check with your doctor.
If you miss 1 dose of Yasmin, take it as soon as you remember. Take your next dose at the regular time. This means you may take 2 doses on the same day. You do not need to use a backup form of birth control if you only miss 1 pill. If you miss more than 1 dose, read the extra patient leaflet that comes with Yasmin or contact your doctor for instructions. You must use a backup form of birth control if you miss more than 1 dose. If you are not sure how to handle missed doses, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms) until you talk with your doctor.
Ask your healthcare provider any questions you may have
about how to use Yasmin.
Women should be
advised to use additional nonhormonal contraception during the first 7 days of
in the order directed on the blister pack calendar at the same time each day
Increased risk for
venous thromboembolism (VTE) with combined hormonal contraceptives following
delivery; risk declines rapidly after 21 days but does not return to normal
until 42 days after delivery
recommend waiting 21-42 days to initiate therapy in postpartum women without
additional VTE risks (MMWR July 7, 2011)
Postpartum women who
do not breastfeed or after a second trimester abortion: Wait ≥4 weeks to
Postpartum women who
have had a cesarean section birth: Wait ≥6 weeks to initiate therapy
Women with other risk factors for VTE in addition to postpartum: Do not use combined hormonal contraceptives.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Store Yasmin at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage
at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted.
Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep
Yasmin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Under certain circumstances, you may be advised not to take Yasmin. This can be the case if:
- if you’ve ever had a blood clot
- have a family history of blood clots
- suffered from a heart attack
- have a higher risk of heart attack
- have a higher risk of blood clots
- have high cholesterol levels in your blood
- suffer from hypertension
- suffer from a severe form of migraine
- have or have had an inflammation of the pancreas
- your liver function is not normal
- have or have had a form of cancer affecting your breasts or genitals
- are experiencing unexplained bleeding from the vagina
Active Ingredient: Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol.
Do not use Yasmin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Yasmin
you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
you have a history of blood clotting problems,
severe blood clots (eg, in the lungs, legs, eyes), certain blood vessel
problems (eg, bleeding in the brain, heart attack, stroke), or breast cancer
you have certain heart problems (eg, heart valve
problems, certain types of irregular heartbeat); chest pain caused by angina;
certain blood problems (eg, porphyria); certain types of headaches or migraines
with aura; severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure; diabetes that affects
circulation; endometrial, cervical, or vaginal cancer; estrogen-dependent
growths; or undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding
you have kidney disease, adrenal disease, liver
disease or liver tumors, or a history of yellowing of the eyes or skin caused
by pregnancy or prior birth control use
you have had surgery and are or will be confined
to a bed or a chair for an extended period of time
you are older than 35 years old and you smoke 15
or more cigarettes per day.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if
any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Yasmin. Tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of
the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or
nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or
if you have a history of endometriosis, growths
in the uterus, abnormal mammogram, irregular menstrual periods, abnormal
vaginal bleeding, a lump in the breast, or fibrocystic breast disease, or if a
family member has had breast cancer
if you have a history of diabetes or high blood
sugar, gallbladder problems, migraines or severe or persistent headaches, heart
problems, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or lipid levels, kidney
or liver problems, blood or bleeding problems, mental or mood problems (eg,
depression), lupus, high blood calcium or potassium levels, chorea (jerky,
involuntary movements of the face, arms, or legs), varicose veins, yellowing of
the eyes or skin, pancreas problems, or seizures
if you smoke, are very overweight, have not yet
had your first menstrual period, or have fluid retention or swelling problems
if you will be having surgery or will be
confined to a bed or a chair for a long period of time.
Some medicines may interact with Yasmin. Tell your health
care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the
Aldosterone blockers (eg, eplerenone),
angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril), angiotensin
receptor blockers (eg, losartan), heparin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) (eg, naproxen), potassium supplements, or potassium-sparing diuretics
(eg, spironolactone) because the risk of high blood potassium levels may be
Acetaminophen, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), or
atorvastatin because they may increase the risk of Yasmin's side effects
Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole) or HIV
protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir) because they may decrease Yasmin's
effectiveness, resulting in pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding, or they may
increase the risk of Yasmin's side effects
Aprepitant, barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital),
bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin),
modafinil, nevirapine, penicillins (eg, ampicillin), phenylbutazone, rifampin,
St. John's wort, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), topiramate, or troglitazone
because they may decrease Yasmin's effectiveness, resulting in breakthrough
bleeding or pregnancy
Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), corticosteroids
(eg, prednisolone), cyclosporine, theophylline, tizanidine, or troleandomycin
because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Yasmin
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because their
effectiveness may be decreased or the risk of their side effects may be
increased by Yasmin
Clofibric acid, lamotrigine, morphine, salicylic
acid, or temazepam because their effectiveness may be decreased by Yasmin.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may
occur. Ask your health care provider if Yasmin may interact with other
medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start,
stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Yasmin may increase the risk of stroke, heart
attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, or similar problems. The risk is
greater if you smoke. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products while taking
Bleeding or spotting may occur while you are
taking Yasmin. Do not stop taking Yasmin if this occurs. If bleeding or spotting
continues or is heavy, contact your doctor.
If your period does not occur when expected, or
if you experience unusual breast tenderness or symptoms of morning sickness,
call your doctor right away. These symptoms may indicate that you are pregnant.
The effectiveness of Yasmin may be decreased by
certain medicines (eg, antibiotics, medicines for seizures, St. John's wort) or
conditions (eg, vomiting or diarrhea). This could cause breakthrough bleeding
or increase the risk of an unplanned pregnancy if you have sex. To prevent
pregnancy, use an additional form of birth control (eg, condoms). Talk with
your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Yasmin
before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. If
possible, Yasmin should be stopped at least 4 weeks before surgery or any time
you might be confined to a bed or chair for a long period of time (eg, long
plane flight, bedrest, or lengthy illness).
You should usually not take Yasmin within 4 to 6
weeks after giving birth. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Yasmin may cause dark skin patches on your face.
Exposure to the sun may make these patches darker. If patches develop, use a
sunscreen or protective clothing when exposed to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning
If you wear contact lenses and you develop
problems with them or other vision changes, contact your doctor.
You may experience a delay in being able to
become pregnant after stopping Yasmin. This effect may be greater in patients
who had irregular periods before starting Yasmin. Discuss any concerns with
your doctor or pharmacist.
Yasmin does not stop the spread of HIV and other
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to others through blood or sexual contact.
Use barrier methods of birth control (eg, condoms) if you have an HIV infection
or an STD.
When your medicine supply is low, get more from
your doctor or pharmacist as soon as you can. Do not run out of medicine. Your
chance of becoming pregnant may be increased if you do not take Yasmin every
day as directed.
Diabetes patients - Yasmin may affect your blood
sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the
dose of your diabetes medicine.
Lab tests, including breast exams, Pap tests,
physicals, and blood pressure, may be performed while you use Yasmin. These
tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure
to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Examine your breasts monthly as directed by your
doctor. Report any lumps right away.
Yasmin may interfere with certain lab tests. Be
sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Yasmin.
Yasmin should not be used in children who have
not yet had their first menstrual period; safety and effectiveness in these
children have not been confirmed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not take Yasmin
if you are pregnant. If you think you may become pregnant, contact your doctor
right away. Yasmin is found in breast milk. Do not breastfeed while you are
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side
effects persist or become bothersome:
Breast tenderness; bleeding or spotting between menstrual
periods; nausea; stomach cramps or bloating; vomiting; weight gain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe
side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue; unusual hoarseness); breast lump or discharge; calf or leg pain,
swelling, or tenderness; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain or
heaviness; confusion; coughing of blood; fainting; irregular heartbeat;
left-sided jaw, neck, shoulder, or arm pain; mental or mood changes (eg,
depression); migraines; missed menstrual period; numbness of an arm or leg;
one-sided weakness; persistent, severe, or recurring
headache or dizziness; persistent vaginal spotting; severe or persistent
trouble sleeping; severe stomach pain or tenderness; shortness of breath;
slurred speech; sudden severe vomiting; swelling of the fingers, hands, legs,
or ankles; symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the skin or eyes,
fever, dark urine, pale stools, loss of appetite); unusual or severe vaginal
bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vaginal irritation or discharge;
vision changes (eg, sudden vision loss, double vision).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.