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Yasmin

Name of the generic: drospirenone and ethyl estradiol It is also known as droSPY-re-nown, ETH-inil, and ESS-tra-dy-ol.
Drug class: contraceptives

What is Yasmin?

Yasmin is a birth control pill that is a combination of female hormones that block the ovulation process (the release of eggs from the ovary).Yasmin is also responsible for changes in the uterine mucus and cervical lining, which make it difficult for sperm to get into the uterus and more difficult for fertilised eggs to connect in the uterus.Yasmin is a contraceptive to avoid the occurrence of pregnancy.

Warnings

Avoid Yasmin use if you're pregnant or recently had a child.You shouldn't use Yasmin in the event of an abnormality in the adrenal gland, kidney disease, uncontrolled blood pressure, coronary artery diseases, circulatory problems (especially those associated with diabetes), undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or liver disease, cancer, or severe migraine headaches in the event that you are also taking certain hepatitis C medications, or in the event of major surgery, if you smoke and are over 35, or have ever suffered an attack on your heart, a stroke, a blood clot, or jaundice that is caused by birth control pills or breast cancer vagina, uterus/cervix, or vagina.The use of Yasmin may increase your chance of having blood clots develop or strokes, as well as a heart attack.Smoking is a major contributor to the chance of stroke, blood clots, and heart attacks. You should not use Yasmin if you smoke and have reached the age of 35.

Side effects of Yasmin

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, Yasmin symptoms like difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face

Stop taking Yasmin and contact your doctor immediately if you are suffering from:

  • Indications of stroke sudden weakness or numbness (especially on the opposite side)  a sudden and severe headache and slurred speech. Also, issues with balance or vision;
  • Symptoms of the presence of a bleeding clot: sudden loss of vision and chest pain that is stabbing and feeling exhausted, bleeding blood, coughing up blood, the sensation of warmth or pain, or swelling on either or both legs.
  • Heart attack signs heart attack symptoms: chest pain, pressure, pain that spreads to your shoulder or jaw, nausea, sweating;
  • Liver issues: nausea, lower stomach pain, fatigue, dark urine, clay-coloured stool jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Higher blood pressure headache that is severe, unfocused vision, and the sound of pounding sensations in your neck or ear;
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet;
  • An alteration in the severity or pattern of migraine headaches;
  • Signs of depression sleep issues and fatigue mood swings.

Common Yasmin adverse effects could include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Tenderness in the breast;
  • Headache, mood swings, fatigue, or feeling irritable;
  • Weight gain
  • Menstrual changes or a decreased desire to sex

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Before you take this drug

The use of Yasmin could increase the chances of developing blood clots, a heart attack, or a stroke. You're more at risk if you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, or are overweight. Your risk of suffering from stroke or blood clots is greatest when you are first taking birth control pills. The risk increases when you start taking your birth control medication after not taking it for four weeks or more.Smoking is a major contributor to the risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attack. Your risk increases as you age and the longer you smoke. You shouldn't use Yasmin if you are a smoker or more than 35.Do not take it in the case of pregnancy. Stop using Yasmin and notify your doctor when you are pregnant or do not have two menstrual periods in consecutive days. If you've recently had an infant, you should wait at least four weeks before starting this medication.

Yasmin is not recommended for you if: If you suffer from:

  • Adrenal gland disorders;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure, untreated or uncontrolled
  • Heart disease (coronary arterial disease, the history of heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots);
  • An increased risk of developing blood clots as a result of an issue with the heart or hereditary blood disorder
  • Issues with circulation (especially due to diabetes);
  • A history of cancer related to hormones as well as cancers of the breast, vagina, uterus, or cervix;
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding that isn't being examined by the doctor;
  • Cancer of the liver or liver;
  • Extremely severe headaches due to migraine (with the appearance of numbness, aura, weakening of vision, or other changes), particularly when you are over 35 years old;
  • An occurrence of jaundice that was caused by birth control pills
  • If you smoke and are older than 35,
  • If you take any hepatitis c medication containing ombitasvir, paritaprevir, or ritonavir (technivie).

To ensure that Yasmin is safe for you, inform your doctor if you've previously had:

  • Heart conditions and high blood pressure, or if you're susceptible to blood clots.
  • The potassium levels are too high in your blood.
  • Triglycerides or high cholesterol, or if you're obese,
  • Depression;
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Unactive thyroid and gallbladder diseases, diabetes, or underactive thyroid and
  • A migraine headache.

The hormones contained in Yasmin are able to enter breast milk and can cause harm to a nursing infant. It can also slow the production of breast milk. Do not take this medication if you are breastfeeding.

How to take Yasmin?

You should take Yasmin exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription. Don't use Yasmin in smaller or greater quantities or for longer than the recommended time. The first time you take Yasmin is on your first date of your menstrual cycle, or on the first Sunday following the start of your period. It is possible to require additional birth control options, like condoms containing spermicide, when you first begin using this medication.You should take a pill each day for at least 24 hours in between. If the pills are empty and you are unable to refill them, try a new one the next day. You may become pregnant if you don't take a pill every day.There is a possibility of breakthrough bleeding, particularly in the first three months. Consult your physician if this bleeding persists or becomes very massive.If you are undergoing major surgery or have been in bed for a long time, you may need to discontinue using this medication for a brief period of time. Any surgeon or doctor who cares for you must know that you're taking Yasmin.Storage Yasmin at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Follow the instructions for patients provided by your doctor. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand these directions. If you miss a pill, it increases your chance of getting pregnant.If you do not take one active pill, you should take two pills the next day you can remember. Take 1 pill per day for the remainder of your pack.

If you don't take two active pills in succession during weeks 1 and 2, you should take two pills daily for two days. Take 1 pill each day throughout the remainder of the package. You should use backup birth control for up to 7 consecutive days after the missing pills.If you fail to take two active pills consecutively during Week 3, you can throw out the rest of your pack and start a fresh pack the next day when you are a Day 1 starter. If you're a Sunday-based starter, continue taking a pill each day up to Sunday. When you are done, take away the remainder of the pack and start a fresh pack for the day.If you fail to take three active pills in a row during the week of 1, 2, or 3, you should throw away the remainder of your pack and begin a new pack the next day if you're one of the day 1 starters. If you're a Sunday-based starter, continue taking a pill each day up to Sunday. On Sunday, toss away the rest of your pack and begin a new one for the day.If you skip two or more pills, it is possible that you will not experience an actual period for the entire month. If you don't have two months of your period in a row, contact your doctor to let them know that you may possibly be expecting.If you don't remember a pill, throw it out and take one reminder pill each day until the bottle is empty.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Intoxication can lead to nausea or vaginal bleeding.

What should be avoided?

Don't smoke when you are taking Yasmin, especially if you are over 35 years old.Yasmin is not able to protect your body from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and AIDS. A condom is the only way to safeguard yourself against these illnesses.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with ethinyl and drospirenone estradiol, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, such as vitamins and herbal products. Certain medications can reduce the effectiveness of this medicine, which could result in pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor your current medications and any medication you begin or stop taking.

 

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