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.
Mechanism of action : The daily dose of hormones taken in the pill work mainly by tricking the body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. This prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month. The hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg. They also change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium), making it less likely that a fertilized egg can implant there.
Advantages : Taking this contraceptive pill usually results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. This means it is sometimes also prescribed for women who have problems with particularly heavy, painful or irregular periods.
Side effect :Headache/migraine, breast tenderness, enlargement.Weight changes, retention of water in the body tissues (fluid retention).Vaginal thrush (candidiasis), change in menstrual bleeding.Menstrual is spotting or breakthrough bleeding.Depression, skin reactions.Decreased sex drive, Rise in blood pressure.Nausea and vomiting.
Dosage : Generic Yasmin is a monophasic pill. This means that each tablet has the same dose of hormones in it. One tablet is taken every day for 21 days and you then have a seven day break from pill-taking. During seven day break, the levels of the hormones in blood drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to normal period. Start the next pack after the seven pill-free days are up.
Precautions : Not to be used inuntreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;heart disease (coronary artery disease, uncontrolled heart valve disorder, history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot);a blood-clotting disorder or circulation problems;problems with eyes, kidneys or circulation caused by diabetes;a history of hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer;unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor;liver disease or liver cancer;severe migraine headaches (with aura, numbness, weakness, or vision changes), especially if you are older than 35;a history of jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills; orIf you smoke and are over 35 years old.
Storage : Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep all medications away from children and pets.