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|Generic:||Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol|
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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Yasmin is a birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy. It does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Precautions for Yasmin
For the majority of women, Yasmin can be taken safely. But some women are at high risk of developing certain serious diseases that can be life threatening or may cause temporary or permanent disability or death. The risks associated with taking Yasmin increase significantly if you:
- Have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol
- Have or have had clotting disorders, heart attack, stroke, chest pain (angina pectoris), and cancer of the breast or reproductive organs, jaundice, or malignant or benign liver tumors.
Side Effects of Yasmin
The most commons side effects are:
- Menstrual changes
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal cramps and bloating
- Vaginal discharge
Who Should Not Take Yasmin
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels from the use of birth control pills. This risk increases with age and with heavy smoking (15 or more cigarettes per day) and is quite marked in women over 35 years of age. Women who use birth control pills should not smoke.
Yasmin differs from other birth control pills because it contains a progestin hormone called drospirenone. Drospirenone can increase potassium in your blood. Women should not use Yasmin if they have kidney, liver, or adrenal disease because it can cause serious health problems. Also, Yasmin should not be used by people who have:
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Blood clots in the legs, lungs (pulmonary embolism), or eyes
- A history of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs
- Chest pain
- Known or suspected breast cancer or cancer of the lining of the uterus, cervix or vagina
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or of the skin (jaundice) during pregnancy or during previous use of the pill
- Liver tumor (benign or cancerous)
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