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YASMIN Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is YASMIN?

What is YASMIN?

YASMIN is the brand name for drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is YASMIN available in?

What dosages is YASMIN available in?

YASMIN is available as an oral tablet in a pack that contains 21 tablets with 3 mg drospirenone (DRSP) and 0.03 mg
ethinyl estradiol and 7 placebo tablets.

What is YASMIN used for?

What is YASMIN used for?

YASMIN is an estrogen/progestin combination that is used to prevent pregnancy.

How does YASMIN work?

How does YASMIN work?

YASMIN is a combination oral contraceptive (COC) that contains 2 hormones: drospirenone (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). Both hormones work together to prevent pregnancy by:

  • Suppressing ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary)
  • Changing cervical mucus to block sperm movement
  • Creating an unfriendly environment for the fertilized egg by changing the lining in the uterus (womb)
How do I take YASMIN?

How do I take YASMIN?

YASMIN comes as a pre-packaged course (28 days) of medication. There are 21 active tablets and they each contain 3 mg drospirenone and 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol. There are 7 placebo tablets and they don’t contain any active medication.
The typical dose is to take 1 active tablet by mouth daily for 21 days, followed by 1 placebo tablet daily for the remaining 7 days. The tablets must be taken in order as shown on the medication packaging.

Is it safe for me to take YASMIN?

Is it safe for me to take YASMIN?

YASMIN is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have any of the following:

  • Kidney, liver, or adrenal gland problems
  • Women over 35 years old who smoke
  • High risk of blood clots
  • Blood vessel problems that affect the heart or brain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding where the cause have yet to be diagnosed by your provider
  • History of certain heart conditions
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast cancer (current or previous) which might be hormone-sensitive
  • Headaches involving the spinal cord or brain
  • Migraine headaches with or without aura if over 35 years old
  • Liver tumor
  • Current treatment with Viekira Pak (dasabuvir / ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir)
YASMIN Common Side Effects

YASMIN Common Side Effects

Common side effects of YASMIN:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Headache/migraine
  • Breast pain/tenderness/discomfort
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Stomach pain/tenderness/discomfort
  • Mood changes
YASMIN Serious Side Effects

YASMIN Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with YASMIN. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart attack: chest pain, stomach discomfort, sweating, nausea, dizziness
  • Stroke: sudden numbness or weakness in the arm, leg, or face, confusion, trouble seeing, headache, difficulty walking
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg): leg cramp, swelling, pain, muscle tightness
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung): cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, racing heart
  • Liver problems: yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, tiredness, stomach pain
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on YASMIN

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on YASMIN

The following medications may interact with YASMIN:

  • Drugs or herbal products that induce certain enzymes (for example, CYP3A4) may decrease the effectiveness of COCs or increase breakthrough bleeding
  • Counsel patients to use a back-up or alternative method of contraception when enzyme inducers are used with COCs
Who makes YASMIN?

Who makes YASMIN?

Bayer Healthcare

Is YASMIN safe in pregnancy?

Is YASMIN safe in pregnancy?

YASMIN is contraindicated during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women.

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