What isYasmin ?
Yasmin is an oral contraceptive of the prolonged action which is used for the birth control.
Yasmin contains two active ingredients: Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol. These two ingredients deal with ovulation regulation and prevent unwanted conception.
The contraceptive effect is conditioned by a wide range of factors. The most important factors are slowing-down ovulation and change of viscosity of cervical mucus.
Endometrium remains unprepared for the implantation of egg, and spermatozoa cannot reach uterus because of the high viscosity of the cervical mucus. This way, the double barrier is created which helps to avoid unwanted conception.
Yasmin is a combined peroral contraception which helps to control birth rate and also provides a medical effect.
Taking Yasmin, menstrual bleedings become easier and shorter, pain becomes less intense, or completely disappears, and the risk of anemia development is reduced.
Directions for the use
Yasmin is prescribed girls over 14 years old who have menstruation and come into reproductive age. The medication may be used within entire reproductive period till menopause.
Yasmin is not only prescribed for the birth control, but for other pathological conditions such as severe ovulation with pain, acne in young girls at the age of 14-16, and intense symptoms of the PMS.
Usage And dosage of Yasmin
Yasmin is released in the pills for the peroral administration. One pack of Yasmin has 21 pills for the whole month.
The Yasmin pills are taken regularly every day without missing any day. If the medicine is not taken, there is a chance of the poor protection and unwanted conception.
If you have not taken oral contraceptives before, the use of Yasmin is started from the first day of the menstruation.
Yasmin pills are taken orally with a full glass of water, within 21 days. Then, it is necessary to make a break for 7 days.
The woman usually has menstruation on the 2-3d days after the end of the administration and it may last till the use of the pills from the new pack. The use of Yasmin is restored in 7 days, according to the identical scheme, within 21 days.
If you forgot to take the medicine and it has been more than 12 hours, do not take 2 pills of Yasmin. Continue the course according to the standard scheme till 7-day-break. The barrier methods of contraception are additionally used during this period.
Do not terminate the use of Yasmin for more than 7 days because the inhibition of pituitary-hypothalamic-ovarian regulation is affected during the longer breaks.
Yasmin is contraindicated in case of:
- Severe liver dysfunctions
- Benign/malignant tumors of liver
- Renal failure
- Thrombosis or states preceding thrombosis of veins and arteries
Pregnant and breast-feeding women are strictly contraindicated to take Yasmin because it may harm a child and even cause a miscarriage.
What Yasmin side effects may happen?
The administration of Yasmin seldom causes side effects peculiar for other oral contraceptives such as putting on weight, and liquid retention in the body. Drospirenone deals with that.
In single cases, a woman may have temporal mood changes, low libido, pain in breast, or headache. These side effects bear an occasional character and quickly run their course.