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Yasmin Contraceptive Pill
What is Yasmin?
Yasmin is a commonly prescribed contraceptive pill. It is a combined pill, which means that it contains two hormones. The hormones in Yasmin are ethinylestradiol and drospirenone and they are synthetic versions of sex hormones which naturally occur in the body.
Like all contraceptive pills, Yasmin is a highly effective contraceptive. In order to get the best contraceptive protection while using Yasmin it is important that you take it exactly as advised.
How does Yasmin work?
Yasmin works in the same way as most combined contraceptive pills. It protects you from pregnancy in three ways.
By thickening the mucus at the entrance to the womb, Yasmin makes it unlikely that sperm will be able to reach an egg.
The hormones in Yasmin also cause a change to the lining of the womb, which makes it harder for a fertilised egg to implant in your womb and develop.
Your ovaries release an egg every month, a process which is called ovulation. Yasmin stops ovulation and therefore prevents that you can get pregnant.
How is Yasmin taken?
Yasmin needs to be taken at the same time everyday in order for it to work effectively. If you are taking Yasmin for the first time, you can decide which time you would like to take your pill and use the same time from then. The tablet must be swallowed with a glass of water. The days of the week are printed on the side of the blister pack, which helps you keep track of which pill to take.
Why are there 21 tablets in a pack?
There is a one week break after 3 weeks of taking the pill. During this week long period, you are still protected from pregnancy and you will usually experience a light and less painful period. After the week is over, you need to start taking the tablets again.
What happens if I forget to take my pill?
If you forget to take Yasmin until over 12 hours after the correct time, it is advised that you use protection during the 7 days that follow. Whether this is necessary depends on your menstrual cycle. The patient leaflet provided with your medication includes detailed instructions on what to do in this case. If you forget to take Yasmin in the third week, you should skip your break and start the next blister pack straight away.
What if I take more than I should?
Yasmin has not been reported to cause serious harm as the result of an accidental overdose. However, you might experience nausea or vomiting while young girls might experience unusual bleeding. If you have taken more Yasmin than you should, consult a pharmacist or doctor.
Yasmin contains two active ingredients, Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone. Each tablet contains 0.03mg Ethinylestradiol and 3.0mg Drospirenone.
The pills are round, yellow and have the words ‘DO’ engraved on one side.
Common side effects of Yasmin include:
mood swings and depression
headaches and migraines
nausea and vomiting
The less common side effects of Yasmin include:
altered interest in sex
high/low blood pressure
acne, severe itching, skin rash, hair loss (alopecia)
body weight fluctuation
For a complete list of side effects and risks, please read the patient leaflet or ask your doctor.
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 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 a high level of cholesterol 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
- Medications which interact with Yasmin include:
- Some treatments for epilepsy
- Some medications used in the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C
- The tuberculosis medication rifampicin
- Some antifungal medications (such as griseofulvin and ketoconazole)
- Some medications used to treat arthritis
- Bosentan (used to treat hypertension in the blood vessels of the lungs)
- Medications which contain ciclosporin
- Tizanidine (used to treat muscle cramps and pain)
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