Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone / Ethinylestradiol)
What is Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone / Ethinylestradiol) used for?
Yasmin (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) is an oral contraceptive prescribed to women to prevent pregnancy. It operates by adjusting the balance of certain hormones in the body to prevent the release of an egg from the ovaries to prevent fertilization. This action also changes the lining of the uterus and cervix to prevent implantation if an egg is released. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone / Ethinylestradiol)?
Yasmin (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) should always be used exactly as instructed by your doctor to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet should be taken each day in the order indicated on the blister packaging. Your doctor will instruct you on what day to begin taking the medicine, but the medication cycle should begin on the first day of menstruation. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. Never crush or split the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine because any misuse may result in unwanted complications or pregnancy.
What are the side effects of Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drospirenone / Ethinylestradiol)?
Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) may cause side effects in some women such as:
Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur such as coughing, cold symptoms, migraine headaches, unusual swelling of the extremities, depression symptoms, chest pain, swelling of the legs, numbness on one side of the body, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) should not be used by men. The medication should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to conceive, lactose intolerant, or who have gallstones, migraines, breast cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, increased risk of clotting, heart disease, varicose veins, diabetes, or liver or kidney disease. Also inform your doctor if you have obesity, diabetes, a history of depression, migraines, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of breast cancer, high triglyceride levels, sickle cell anaemia, thrombophlebitis, elevated prolactin levels, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Yasmin Oral Contraceptive (Drosperinone/Ethinylestradiol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.