The modern hormonal birth control pills may be divided into several groups, and every group works for certain category of women. But there are also universal drugs such as Yasmin which work for most women and protect against unwanted pregnancy.
Yasmin is a hormonal birth control product which contains two active ingredients – ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone.
A contraceptive effect of Yasmin is conditioned by many factors the most important of which are slowing ovulation and changing of stickiness of the cervical mucus. As a result of this, endometrium remains unprepared for implantation of an egg. The increased stickiness of the cervical mucus complicates the penetration of spermatozoa into uterine cavity, so that an additional protection is created for a woman.
Yasmin is a low-dose medicine which is well tolerated and does not cause side effects. It may be used by women of the reproductive age starting from 14 years old.
Yasmin has antiandrogenic activity and this leads to the reduction of the acne formation and reduced production of the oil glands. A regular use of the drug regulates a menstrual cycle, and symptoms of dysmenorrhea become weaker
Indications for the use
- Contraception (birth control)
- Treatment of acne
- prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis
- Prevention of dysmenorrhea
In what dose is Yasmin used?
Yasmin is taken orally at the same time, strictly according to the instructions in the pack with pills. The Yasmin pills are taken regularly within 21 days, and then a 7-da-break is made. A menstrual bleeding begins within these 7 days (usually on 2-3rd day) but it passes quickly and discharges are not plenty.
A new pack of Yasmin is started on the 8th day, and a 21-day-cycle is repeated.
If you forgot to take a pill of Yasmin, the efficiency of the contraception is reduced, and a risk of the unwanted pregnancy grows.
The following side effects may appear during the overdose with Yasmin:vomiting, severe headache, allergic reaction, and heavy vaginal bleeding.
- Drugs stimulating synthesis of the liver enzymes can enhance the level of the sexual hormones, so that the efficiency of the action of Yasmin is reduced
- Yasmin lowers the efficiency of the androgenic drugs including anabolic steroids
- Yasmin enhances a concentration of cyclosporine in the blood plasma
- Yasmin is not prescribed during severe pathologies of liver, breast cancer and/or cancer of genitals, and high risk of the thrombus formation
- Girls under 14 years old are not prescribed Yasmin
- Yasmin may be contraindicated during some forms of pancreatic diabetes, hypertension and pathologies of the central nervous system. Consult a doctor
- Yasmin is contraindicated during pregnancy and breast-feeding.