Yasmin: birth control pill
The drug is composed of two female hormones: drospirenone (progestogen) and ethinyl estradiol (estrogen). The hormones contained in Yasmin prevent pregnancy because they prevent ovulation.
Yasmin is primarily used to prevent pregnancy. However, the drug may be used for:
Reducing swelling caused by fluid retention
- Treating acne
- Reducing oil on the skin and hair
- In addition, use of Yasmin may also result in other benefits, such as ending menstrual cramps and / or reducing the intensity of bleeding during menstruation. Contraceptives such as Yasmin are also associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.
How to use
Yasmin tablets should be swallowed every day, at the same time or at the next hour, as directed by
If the package contains 21 tablets, it is necessary to take a break of 7 days to start the new carton. In this period, bleeding should occur (within 2 to 3 days after the last tablet is ingested) and it may not have finished until the start of the new carton.
For cartons of 28 tablets no break is required, and tablets are ingested daily without interruption. This type of package has 21 hormonal tablets (yellow) and 7 non-hormonal tablets (white). When used correctly, the Yasmin failure rate is approximately 1% per year (one gestation per 100 women per year of use). When used correctly, the bleeding should begin 2 to 3 days after the first white tablet is ingested. Failure rates may be increased when tablets are missed or when they are taken incorrectly, or in cases of vomiting within 3 to 4 hours after ingestion of a tablet or severe diarrhea, as well as drug interactions. Missed Pills
Yasmin can be ingested up to 12 hours after the usual time without compromising protection against pregnancy. The user should take the forgotten tablet immediately and continue with the rest of the pack at the usual time.
If more than 12 hours have elapsed from the usual time, pregnancy protection may be reduced. In these cases, the guidelines vary according to the week of the cycle:
1st week: take the forgotten pill immediately, even if it means swallowing two tablets at once. On the following days the user should continue the intake at the usual time
Week 2: take the forgotten pill immediately, even if it means taking two tablets at one time. On the following days the user should continue the intake at the usual time
3rd week: if the previous pills were taken correctly, ingest the pill immediately and follow the rest of the pack at regular time. If the previous pills have not been ingested correctly, discard this card and start a new one after 7 days from the last tablet.
- In all cases it is recommended to use another contraceptive method (such as a condom) within 7 days If the forgotten tablet is inactive (white), it should be excluded from the pack and need not be swallowed.
- Side effects
- As with all medicines, the use of Yasmin may cause unpleasant reactions. The most common side effects include mood swings, decreased or loss of sexual desire, migraine, nausea, breast pain, discharge and / or vaginal bleeding.Contraindications
The use of Yasmin in these situations is not allowed:
Current or previous history of thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or blood clot in other parts of the body
Migraine accompanied by visual symptoms, difficulty speaking, weakness or numbness in any part of the body
- Liver disease
- Poor functioning of the kidneys (severe renal insufficiency or acute renal failure)
- Present or previous presence of cancer, especially in the liver, breast or genitals
- Family history of breast or genital cancer
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Occurrence or suspected pregnancy
- Allergy to Yasmin components
- Excess of
- High blood pressure
- Heart valve or heart beat (arrhythmia)
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Hemolytic syndrome cursic to
- Use of diuretic medicines or to increase the amount of potassium in your blood
- Some medicines may impair the effectiveness of Yasmin. People who use medications to treat epilepsy, tuberculosis, AIDS, hepatitis C, fungal and / or bacterial infections, heart disease, arthritis, arthritis or remedies containing St. John's Wort or grapefruit juice should consider another contraceptive method. In addition, Yasmin may interfere with the efficacy of other medicines, such as cyclosporine, antiepileptic lamotrigine, melatonin, midazolam, theophylline, and tizanidine. People who use these medicines should also consider another contraceptive method.
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