Yasmin 21 tablets(Drospirenone and Ethinylestradiol)
Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive, commonly known as a ‘birth control pill’ or ‘the Pill’. Yasmin is used to prevent pregnancy. Yasmin contains drospirenone which has antiandrogenic properties and may be of some benefit in androgen-related acne, skin conditions or greasy hair.
You may also experience the following benefits:
- improvement in symptoms like bloating, swelling or weight gain related to fluid retention
- more regular and lighter periods – potentially resulting in a decrease in anaemia (iron deficiency)
- a decrease in period pain.
Some conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, fibrocystic breast changes and cancer of the uterus (womb) and ovaries may be less common in women taking the Pill.
When taken correctly, it prevents you from becoming pregnant in several ways including:
- inhibiting the egg release by stopping it maturing
- changing the cervical mucus consistency, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg.
When the Pill is taken by women under close observation in clinical trials, it is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, in real life the Pill is around 92% effective. This is because pills might be missed, or taken with medicines that may interfere with their effectiveness, or may not be absorbed due to vomiting and diarrhoea.
Like all oral contraceptives, Yasmin is intended to prevent pregnancy. It does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
How to take it:
Take one tablet daily at about the same time every day. You must take Yasmin every day regardless of how often you have sex. This will also help you remember when to take it.
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
It does not matter if you take it before or after food.
Each blister pack is marked with the day of the week.
Take your first light yellow (active) tablet from the green area on the blister pack corresponding to the day of the week.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the blister pack until all the tablets have been taken.
A period should begin 2-3 days after starting to take the white inactive tablets and may not have finished before the next pack is started.
Always start a new blister pack on the same day of the week as your previous pack.
Active ingredients: 3 mg of drospirenone, 30 mcg of ethinyloestradiol
Package Contents: each box of Yasmin contains 1 blister of Yasmin with 21 light yellow, film – coated tablets. Each tablet contains 3 mg of drospirenone and 0.030 milligram of ethinylestradiol.