Yasmin 21-day is a type of birth control pill. Yasmin 21-day birth control pill. Ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen hormone and drospirenone is a progestin hormone. The combination of these two hormones works by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries, thickening cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching an egg, and thinning the lining of the uterus to make implantation of a fertilized egg less likely.
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol together can be used to treat moderate acne for women over 16 years of age who also want birth control and have started menstruating.
Use and Dosage
Yasmin 21-day days come in the form of a tablet to take it by mouth daily for 21 days. Take the tablet at the same time each day, after the evening meal, or at bedtime. You may take the medicine with or without food. Do not skip or delay taking your pill by more than 24 hours. If you miss a dose, you could get pregnant.
To use Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol tablets as a contraceptive, take one tablet by mouth at the same time every day for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day break where no tablets are taken. The tablets may be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same time every day to ensure maximum effectiveness. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, and use a backup contraceptive method for the next 7 days. Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the medication label when using Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
If you miss one pill, take it as soon as you remember, and take the next pill at the usual time. It means that you might take 2 pills in one day.
Common Side Effects of Yasmin 21-day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Abdominal cramping or bloating
- Acne (usually less common after 3 months of treatment, and may improve if acne already exists)
- Back pain
- Breast pain, tenderness, or swelling
- Changed interest in sexual activity
- Changes in weight
- Darkening skin on the face
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Yasmin 21-day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Abdominal pain
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
- Changes in sleep
- Changes in weight
- Changes in your bleeding pattern during periods or between periods, such as:
- Complete stopping of menstrual bleeding several months in a row
- Dark urine
- Decreased bleeding during periods
- Decreased interest in activities
- Difficulty getting pregnant after stopping the medication
- Flu-like symptoms
- Hair loss
- Increased blood pressure
- Itchy skin
- Mood swings
- Occasional stopping of menstrual bleeding
- Pale stools
- Poor concentration
- Prolonged bleeding during periods
- Swelling of ankles and feet
- Swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdominal area
- Thoughts of suicide
- Vaginal yeast infection with vaginal itching or irritation, or thick, white, or curd-like discharge
- Worsening headaches or migraines
- Yellow eyes or skin
Forms and Strength
Yasmin 21-day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) is available in the following forms and strength:
Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol: Tablet
- Blood clots: There is a small increased risk of blood clots with the use of hormonal contraceptives like Yasmin. The risk is higher in women who smoke, are overweight, or have a history of blood clots.
- Stroke: There is a small increased risk of stroke with the use of hormonal contraceptives like Yasmin. The risk is higher in women who smoke, are over 35 years old, or have certain medical conditions.
- Heart attack: There is a small increased risk of heart attack with the use of hormonal contraceptives like Yasmin. The risk is higher in women who smoke, are over 35 years old, or have certain medical conditions.
- High blood pressure: Yasmin may increase blood pressure in some women, so regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended.
- Liver disorders: Yasmin may cause liver problems in some women, so regular liver function tests may be recommended.
- Mood changes: Hormonal contraceptives like Yasmin may cause mood changes in some women, including depression or anxiety.
- Breast cancer: Hormonal contraceptives like Yasmin may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, particularly with long-term use. Women with a history of breast cancer should carefully consider the risks and benefits of using hormonal contraceptives.
- Other medical conditions: Yasmin may not be safe for women with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, or kidney disease. Women should talk to their healthcare provider about all their medical conditions before starting Yasmin.
- Eye problems: Yasmin may cause changes in vision or other eye problems in some women. Women who wear contact lenses should be aware that Yasmin may make their contact lenses less comfortable and may increase the risk of eye infections.
- Allergic reactions: Some women may be allergic to the ingredients in Yasmin and may experience symptoms such as itching, rash, or difficulty breathing.
- Interactions with other medications: Yazmin may interact with some medications, including certain antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, and herbal supplements. Women should talk to their healthcare provider about all medications they are taking before starting Yasmin.
- Ectopic pregnancy: In rare cases, Yasmin may increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, which is a serious medical condition where a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus.
- Delayed menstruation: Yasmin may cause some women to experience delayed menstruation, and in rare cases, it may cause the absence of menstruation altogether.
- Weight gain: Some women may experience weight gain while taking Yasmin.
- Reduced effectiveness: Yasmin may be less effective in preventing pregnancy if it is not taken correctly or if other medications or medical conditions interfere with its effectiveness.
- Other side effects: Yasmin may cause other side effects in some women, such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, or breast tenderness. Women should talk to their healthcare provider if they experience any side effects while taking Yasmin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Yasmin 21-day be used to treat other conditions besides pregnancy prevention?
Yasmin 21-day is sometimes used to treat other conditions besides pregnancy prevention, such as acne or irregular periods. However, you should only use Yasmin for these other conditions under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Is Yasmin 21-day (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) safe for everyone to use?
Yasmin 21-day may not be safe for everyone to use, especially if you have a history of blood clots, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, or certain types of cancer. Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before using Yasmin.
How long does it take for Yasmin 21-day days to start working?
Yasmin 21-day days starts working immediately if you start taking it on the first day of your menstrual cycle. If you start taking it at any other time during your menstrual cycle, it may take up to 7 days to be fully effective in preventing pregnancy.