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Description: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Includes Yasmin side effects, interactions and indications.
Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and also cause changes in your cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
You should not take Yasmin if you have any of the following conditions: uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, a blood-clotting disorder, circulation problems, diabetic problems with your eyes or kidneys, unusual vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, severe migraine headaches, if you smoke and are over 35, or if you have ever had breast or uterine cancer, jaundice caused by birth control pills, a heart attack, a stroke, or a blood clot.
You should not take Yasmin if you smoke and are older than 35 years of age. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clot, stroke, or heart attack while taking Yasmin.
You may need to use back up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using Yasmin or if you miss a dose. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Some drugs can make Yasmin less effective in preventing pregnancy, including antibiotics, hepatitis C medications, HIV/AIDS medications, seizure medications, or barbiturate sedatives. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use.
Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while taking Yasmin, especially if you are older than 35 years of age. Your risk increases the more you smoke. You should not take combination birth control pills such as Yasmin if you smoke and are older than 35 years of age.
Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking Yasmin.
heart disease (coronary artery disease, uncontrolled heart valve disorder, history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot);