Yasmin 3 mg
Yasmin is a synthetic hormonal preparation intended for pregnancy prevention. Each pill is a mixture of drospirenone 3 mg and ethinylestradiol 30 mcg. It is also applied in medical management of acne vulgaris in young ladies over 14. Oral contraceptive therapy is usually initiated on day one of the menstruation or on the first Sunday that follows.
What is Yasmin?
Yasmin is a synthetic hormonal agent used in oral contraceptives. It is a combined product that contains ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone intended for prevention of unwanted pregnancies. It works by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus and the uterine lining making it difficult to conceive. The medicine comes in tablet form and is intended for daily use.
When is Yasmin prescribed?
Yasmin is administered to women of childbearing potential who want to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It can also be prescribed to female patients who are going to cure acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder along with pregnancy prevention. It helps to reduce menstrual bleeding, regulates menstrual cycle, reduces menstrual cramps and lowers the risk of ovarian and endometrial carcinoma incidence.
What is Yasmin mode of administration?
The rate of Yasmin administration is the same for all the patients. Tablets are taken by mouth once daily, ideally at one and the same time of the day. The missed dose may raise the potential risk of getting pregnant. If you missed one of the pills, take it asap. Additional backup contraception may be necessary for a week. The course of treatment starts either on the first day of the periods or on the first Sunday after the cycle starts. Each pack of pills is optimized for 21 days of intake and when it is finished, a new one must be started straight away.
What are Yasmin side effects?
Yasmin is usually well tolerated by majority of women. Still it can sometimes spur some minor or serious side effects. To the first group belong headaches, stomach ache, back pain, breast pain, vaginal discharge or nausea. To the second one belong: vision changes, allergy, hyperkalemia, leg cramps, labored breathing and liver damage.
When is Yasmin contraindicated?
Yasmin is contraindicated to women with renal disease, adrenal insufficiency and to those at high risk of thrombotic disease. It is prescribed with caution to smoking women aged 35 and over, to female patients with a personal history of deep vein thrombosis, cerebrovascular diseases, coagulopathy, diabetes mellitus, migraine headaches and breast cancer.
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