What is Yasmin?
Yasmin containing the active ingredients drospirenone and ethinyloestradiol is a hormonal contraception commonly known as “the pill”. The tablets work by preventing ovulation during the menstrual cycle as well as making the vaginal fluid thicker and causing changes in the cervical and uterine lining to make it harder for sperm to attach itself to an egg. Some women may also use the pill to regulate the period and decrease blood loss and painful periods.
How is Yasmin used?
Yasmin should be taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and timeframe as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the medication. The tablets are usually taken for 21 consecutive days with 7 “reminder” pills to keep you on your regular cycle.
Patients using Yasmin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Changes in weight
- Changes in sex drive
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Vaginal discharge
- Fluid retention
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Yasmin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.