A 50-year-old member asked:

What are reasons why would yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasminelle, and diane 35 give me acne when they are supposed to clear it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Minor mystery: There's no understanding this. I'm sorry that these made your acne flare, but sometimes this happens. Acne-prone skin is a chaotic system. You can try a different Rx, or see if topical benzoyl peroxide is enough to keep you clear. Best wishes.
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Bcp crisanta and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have the same amount of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone in them then why does only yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aggravate my acne?
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Yes: That combination of medications is safe.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Was prescribed yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills for polycystic ovaries. is it ok to switch to diane the next month since it's cheaper?
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely: You'll have to get a new prescription from your OB/GYN but usually it is OK to switch between birth control pills.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How long is it supposed to it take for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control to help with acne?
Dr. Otto Placik
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Last updated May 4, 2016

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