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Yasmin Birth Control Pills

Published on Apr 22, 2019 and last reviewed on Oct 10, 2019   -  6 min read


Yasmin birth control pill is a combination birth control pill. It is made of two female hormones and is used to prevent pregnancy.

Yasmin Birth Control Pills

Quick Facts:

What Are Yasmin Birth Control Pills?

Yasmin pills are available as 28 or 21 film-coated tablets. The 28 tablets contain:

The 21 tablets pack do not have the 7 white pills.

What Is the Composition of Yasmin Birth Control Pills?

The 21 active yellow pills contain two hormones:

  1. Ethinyl Estradiol (Estrogen).

  2. Drospirenone (Progestin).

Both Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone are synthetic compounds of female hormones estrogen and progesterone respectively.

The 7 inactive white pills contain:

  1. Lactose monohydrate.

  2. Corn starch.

  3. Povidone.

  4. Magnesium stearate.

  5. Titanium dioxide.

  6. Ferric oxide.

How Does Yasmin Pills Work?

These pills work by:

How to Use Yasmin Birth Control Pills?

It is recommended to start taking the yellow pill either on the first day of the menstrual period or the first Sunday after the periods start. You should take one tablet preferably at the same time daily. The ideal time to take the tablet is after the evening meal or at bedtime

What If You Miss a Dose?

It is crucial that you take this medicine as prescribed by your gynecologist, and do not even miss a single pill, as the chances of becoming pregnant increases. But in case you missed a pill, read the instruction leaflet that came along the pill.

If you do not get periods for two consecutive months, consult your gynecologist. There are chances of pregnancy for 7 days after missing a pill, so use other non-hormonal birth control methods, for example, condoms or spermicide, during that period.

Things to Remember While Taking Yasmin:

What Are the Side Effects?

The common side effects include:

Some of the serious side effects include:

When to See a Doctor?

Stop taking the pill and get immediate medical attention if you have the symptoms of:

  1. Stroke - sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden headache, and vision problem.

  2. Blood Clot - Stabbing chest pain, shortness of breath, and sudden vision loss.

  3. Allergy - Skin rashes, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, and tongue.

  4. Heart Attack - Chest pain, sweating, nausea, and jaw pain.

  5. Liver Problems - Jaundice, clay-colored stools, itching, dark urine, and loss of appetite.

  6. Hypertension - Severe headache, shoulder and neck pain, and blurred vision.

What Are the Drugs That Yasmin Interacts With?

Yasmin can interact with some of the other medicines you take and can cause unwanted side effects or might prevent the drug from working well. Some of the drugs that can interact with Yasmin are:

Tell your doctor if you are using any of these medicines, as you may need additional contraception or it might raise your potassium levels or cause intermenstrual bleeding.

Who Should Not Take Yasmin?

You should avoid taking this medicine in the following conditions:

Combination birth control pills are one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy. Yasmin is very effective, and only 1 woman out of 100 women gets pregnant while taking this pill correctly. Take this pill only after consulting your gynecologist. You can consult gynecologists online, as they will help you choose the best birth control method depending on your condition.


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Last reviewed at:
10 Oct 2019  -  6 min read




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