• Oral contraceptives with a combination of two hormones.
  • Contains 0.03 mg of Ethinyl Estradiol and 0.3 mg of Drospirenone.
  • Safe and effective when taken at a fixed time, not more than 24 hours apart.
  • Also suitable for the treatment of irregular periods, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, moderate acne.


Yasmin is a combination medication containing two hormones, progesterone (Drospirenone) and estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol), that works effectively to prevent pregnancy when consumed properly. It can also be administered to treat irregular periods. These pills prevent ovulation to avoid fertilization, restrict the movement of sperm to prevent it from fertilizing the egg, and also prevent the thickening of the uterine lining to make it unsuitable to support the attachment & growth of the fetus. It is critical to take the medications at a fixed time for them to work. However, it should be noted that these pills do not offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases. 


How Does Yasmin Work?

These oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy by the following methods.

  1. It stops the ovulation, that is, stops the release of an egg from the ovaries. 
  2. It arrests the process of thickening of the uterine lining (endometrial membrane) which makes the environment of the uterus unsuitable for latching and growth of the fetus. 
  3. The use of this medication thickens the consistency of the cervical mucus. Thus restricting the movement of sperm; as it is not able to move freely to reach the egg and fertilization is prevented.


Who Should Not Take Yasmin?

  • Yasmin may not be a suitable choice if you 
    • Are a regular smoker
    • Are obese
    • Are more than 35 years of age
    • Are pregnant
    • Are breastfeeding 
    • Have had an allergic reaction to Drospirenone and/or Ethinyl Estradiol 
    • Have a history of blood clots, clotting disorder
    • Have any present cardiovascular disease – irregular heartbeat, chest pain, heart valve disease, coronary artery disorder.
    • Have a history of cardiovascular disorder or heart attack.
  • In case you have the following conditions, consult your doctor before using this medication 
    • Severe Migraine
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Disorders of the Liver, Kidney, Thyroid, Gallbladder.
    • A history of breast, cervix, or uterine cancer.
    • Any personal or family history of edema or angioedema
    • An undiagnosed case of vaginal bleeding.
    • A history of jaundice because of pregnancy or by the use of contraceptives 
    • You consume Hepatitis C medications that contain ombitasvir, ritonavir, or paritaprevir.

Directions for Use

The packaging of this medication contains 21 tablets that are to be consumed orally. Take one tablet on the first day of your period and continue till you run out of the pack, and then start with a new one. These tablets can be taken with or without food. The vital point to remember is to consume the tablet at a fixed time every day not exceeding 24 hours, for it to work properly.


Missed Dose?

The tablets may remain ineffective in their intended purpose if you miss doses. In case you miss one dose, take two pills on the next day and then continue taking one pill daily afterward. To prevent accidental pregnancy, use a backup birth control method, like a condom or equivalent option, for the next few days. For further assistance consult your doctor.

Side Effects

You may experience some side effects till the time your body acclimatizes to the hormones being administered. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and go away on their own over a while. However, if you feel any bodily change that may be concerning, seek medical help immediately.


Common side effects include

  • Headache 
  • Stomachache 
  • Bloating
  • Nausea and/or vomiting 
  • Tenderness in breasts 
  • Light irregular bleeding 
  • Weight changes
  • Swelling of ankles or feet

In case you observe the following symptoms seek immediate medical help:

  • Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, rashes.
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe dizziness 
  • Mood swings, with depressive and/or suicidal thoughts.
  • Severe pain in abdomen or stomach
  • Yellowing of skin and/or eyes
  • Swelling in any part of the body
  • Development of lumps in the breast
  • Muscle weakness
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding
  • Blood Pressure symptoms: changes in vision, headache, pounding sensation in your neck or ears.
  • Blood Clot: shortness of breath, swelling in the leg or arm, sudden vision problems, chest pain.
  • Stroke: severe headache, slurred speech, numbing sensation in one side of the body.
  • Heart Attack: sweating, nausea with pressure, or pain in the chest that continues till the jaw or shoulder.


Q1. What to do if I vomit after taking a Yasmin tablet?

  • It is considered a missed dose if you vomit within 3-4 hours after consuming the tablet. You can take another tablet when you feel better to continue with your course of treatment.


Q2. Is missing a period normal if I’m taking this medication?

  • A missed period usually indicates that you might be pregnant, consult your doctor immediately. Pregnancy can occur if the tablets are not taken properly at a fixed time every day. However, some women admit to missing periods when on this tablet.


Q3. Can diabetic people use this medication?

  • This medication results in increased blood sugar levels. In case you observe any symptoms, such as frequent urination, thirst, consult your doctor to adjust your diabetes treatment.


Q4. Can Yasmin cause side effects for pregnant women?

  • Yes, it is not a safe medication for pregnant women. The composition of Yasmin tablets may result in adverse effects on the growing fetus.


Q5. Can I use Yasmin if I’m breastfeeding?

  • No, it is not suitable for breastfeeding women. As the hormones in Yasmin reduce the breast milk supply. They may also affect the baby as they get transferred through breast milk.


Q6. Is it suitable for people who smoke frequently?

  • Smoking significantly increases the risk of blood clots and stroke, therefore, it is advised to discontinue smoking if you need to undergo treatment by this medication.


Q7. Can I consume alcohol if I’m on this medication?

  • Usually, caution is advised with regards to alcohol consumption when you’re taking these tablets.


Q8. Do Yasmin tablets interact with any over-the-counter medications?

  • Yes, some medications may interact with Yasmin and reduce its effectiveness. It is recommended to consult a doctor in case you are using any other medication or supplements. 


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