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What is Yasmin?
Yasmin is a combination birth control pill that combines two female sex hormones: ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen, and drespirenone, a progestin. This product is used to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods, and decrease the risk of ovarian cysts.
Yasmin does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia, or gonorrhoea.
How does Yasmin work?
Yasmin works mainly by preventing the release of an egg during your menstrual cycle. It makes the vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent the sperm from reaching an egg and prevent fertilization from occurring. It also changes the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg, which if it does not attach to the uterus will pass out of the body.
What are the benefits of using Yasmin?
Following are the benefits of using Yasmin:
- It prevents the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle.
- It makes the vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent the sperm from reaching an egg, which effectively prevents conception from occurring.
- It changes the lining of the uterus to make it difficult for a fertilized egg to attach.
How do I use Yasmin?
Before you start taking Yasmin tablets, it is important that you read the patient information leaflet provided in the package of the medication. It provides important information on when to take your pills and what to do if you miss a dose. Ask your doctor or family planning nurse to explain your doubts on the proper use of the pills.
Yasmin tablets are to be taken by mouth with or without food. It is usually taken once a day. Take the tablet at about the same time each day to help you remember to take a dose. Take the pill after your evening meal or at bedtime to decrease nausea and stomach upset.
Follow the package instructions to find the first tablet. Start the first tablet in the pack and take the next ones in the correct order. Do not skip any doses as pregnancy is likely to occur if you miss a pill, start a new pack late, or you take your pill at a different time of the day than usual.
The pack contains 21 pills with active medication, and then you have 7 days where you do not take any tablets. Expect to have your period on the third day after you take the last active pill in the cycle. If you have taken the last of the reminder pills or after not taking any pill for seven days, start a new pack the next day whether or not you have your period. If you did not get your period, consult your doctor.
If this is the first time you are using this medication and you are not switching from another form of hormonal birth control, take the first tablet in the pack on the first Sunday following the beginning of your menstrual period or on the first day of your period. If your period begins on a Sunday, begin taking the pills on that day. For the first cycle only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control such as a condom for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. If you start taking the pills on the first day of your menstrual period, you do not need to use a backup birth control method the first week.
Take one active pill daily for 21 days, followed by 7 days of no-pill days. Start the next pill pack the next day after taking the last of the inactive pills or after 7 days of no-pill days.
Side effects & precautions
This medication was prescribed by your doctor because he deemed that the benefit to you outweighs the risk of side effects. Not everyone who uses Yasmin will experience the possible side effects.
Nausea, headache, vomiting, bloating, breast tenderness, weight change, or swelling of the ankles or feet are the common side effects of Yasmin tablets. Vaginal bleeding between periods or missed periods may occur, especially on the first few months of using the pills. If you missed your periods two months in a row or if you did not use the pill properly, arrange with your doctor a pregnancy test.
Yasmin may raise your blood pressure. Regularly check your blood pressure while taking this medication and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects: unusual changes in vaginal bleeding, sudden heavy bleeding, missed periods, symptoms of high potassium in blood level such as muscle weakness, and slow or irregular heartbeat.
This medication may rarely cause blood clots. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of Yasmin. Seek emergency medical help if you experience sudden shortness of breath, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, confusion, coughing up blood, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin or calf, sudden dizziness or fainting, unusual headache with vision changes, worsening of migraines, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, and sudden vision changes.
A very serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare. However, seek emergency medical help if you notice signs of serious allergic reactions such as itching, rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, and swelling of the face/tongue/throat.
Before you start using Yasmin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to ethinyl estradiol or drespirenone, or to other estrogens or progestins, or if you have other allergies. The inactive ingredients of this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before you start using Yasmin, tell your doctor about your medical history. If you have diabetes, this medication may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly and share the results with your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you will undergo surgery or if you will be confined to a bed or a chair for a long time. These conditions may increase your risk of blood clots.
Yasmin may increase your potassium levels. Consult your doctor before you start using potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking Yasmin.
Yasmin is intended to prevent pregnancy. Do not use this product if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant or think you might be pregnant while taking Yasmin, tell your doctor right away.
This medication passes into breast milk. It may affect milk production and may harm the nursing infant. Consult your doctor before you breastfeed.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Share with your doctor a list of all medications you are currently taking or have recently taken before you start using Yasmin. Similarly, check first with your doctor before you start a new medication while you are taking Yasmin.
How do I buy Yasmin online?
You can safely buy Yasmin online at UK Meds. You will have first an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Yasmin is the right medication for your medical condition.