Contraception and hormone regulation
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Type of medicine
Combination Oral Contraceptive Pill
7 days of continuous use
Preventing Ovulation, Thinning Cervical Mucus, Altering Uterine Lining
Ethinylestradiol (0.03mg) and Drospirenone (3mg)
0.03mg/3mg per tablet
Common side effects
Mild Nausea, Breast Tenderness, Changes in Menstrual Flow
Use with alcohol
No significant interactions, but moderation is advised
Yasmin is a prescription medication that is widely used for contraception. It is a combination of two hormones, drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol, that work by preventing ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and endometrial lining. This makes it difficult for sperm to reach the egg, thus reducing the chances of pregnancy. Yasmin is highly effective when taken correctly and has a failure rate of less than 1%.
In addition to being an effective birth control option, Yasmin is also known to help reduce acne and regulate menstrual cycles. The tablet is easy to take and comes in a blister pack with 28 tablets. You need to take one tablet at the same time every day, preferably with food or after a meal, to stay protected.
Yasmin is suitable for most women, but not for everyone. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history, allergies, and other medications you may be taking, as some conditions or medications may interact with Yasmin. Women who are pregnant or have a history of blood clots or liver disease should not take Yasmin.
Overall, Yasmin is a safe and reliable contraceptive option that provides additional benefits beyond contraception. Talk to your healthcare provider to learn more about Yasmin and if it's the right choice for you.
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Can Yasmin be used solely for contraceptive purposes, or does it have other benefits?
How long does it take for Yasmin to become effective as a contraceptive?
Are there any specific instructions if I miss a dose of Yasmin?
Can Yasmin be used by women with irregular menstrual cycles?
Are there any age restrictions for using Yasmin?
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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead |
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