Yasmin is a contraceptive pill. It is a monophasic pill which means all 21 pills in the strip contain the same amount of hormones. After 3 weeks of taking Yasmin, you don’t take any pills in week 4 to allow menstruation. After that you continue with a new strip of Yasmin for another 3 weeks.
Used for treating: contraception / birth control
Effect: suppresses ovulation and prevents the implantation of the egg
Additional effect: minimises discomfort and menstrual bleeding
Yasmin is a combination pill which means it contains two hormones: ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. These hormones prevent ovulation, the body does not release an egg and should therefore not become pregnant. At the same thime the hormones alter the lining of the womb, therefore making it harder for an egg to nestle in the uterus. Women who use a contraceptive pill usually experience lighter and less painful periods.
Can I use Yasmin?
Yasmin is a new generation pill which is often used by young women, it has less side effects than some other contraceptives.
You should not take Yasmin when you:
are allergic to any component of Yasmin
suffer from, or have suffered from diseases of the circulatory system, especially thrombosis
are pregnant or breastfeeding
suffer from severe migraines
have unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Side effects of Yasmin contraceptive pill
Women who use Yasmin might experience the following side effects:
nausea and abdominal pain
headaches and migraines
breast tenderness, painful or tender breasts
diarrhea and vomiting
mood swings and depression
All forms of combination contraceptives increase the chance of thrombosis. This can develop atany time, regardless of how long you have used Yasmin. Thrombosis can block a vein or artery and thus even lead to death.