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I need an emergency morning pill urgently. I only have access to Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Can I use it as an emergency pill? If yes, what is the does? Please help asap

I need an emergency morning pill urgently. I only have access to Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Can I use it as an emergency pill? If yes, what is the does? Please help asap

Yes: For emergency contraception with Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) - a woman could take 4 active Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills at one time and then repeat that dose of 4 active Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills 12 hours later. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ovulation happened one day before sex. I have never had any contraceptive pills before. Can I take yasmin as emergency contraceptive? How many doses?

Ovulation happened one day before sex. I have never had any contraceptive pills before. Can I take yasmin as emergency contraceptive? How many doses?

Purchase Plan B: Yasmin is not to be used as emergency contraceptive. Instead purchase Plan B from your local pharmacy. Plan B is 95% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex. Plan B is 89% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. 3 weeks after taking Plan B take a pregnancy test to determine if pregnant. Plan B alters 1-2 cycles ...Read more

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I only have access to Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Can I take it as an emergency pill? If yes how many pills? I heard that I can take 4 pills at once, but is it safe?

I only have access to Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Can I take it as an emergency pill? If yes how many pills? I heard that I can take 4 pills at once, but is it safe?

YasahForYasminSortOf: You really should get the proper morning after pill, Plan B (levonorgestrel).But if for some reason you are locked in a solitary confinement cell in northern Siberia with only a small toilet and a Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) vending machine in your cell, then take 2 or 3 and pray. No remedy works 100% of the time, or even 95% of the time and you're taking a chance using an unproven one ...Read more

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Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill can be use as a emergency contraceptive pills? In uae, we don't have the emergency pills. Badly need help. Thanks

Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill can be use as a emergency contraceptive pills? In uae, we don't have the emergency pills. Badly need help. Thanks

No: I'm sorry, but yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does not contain the correct type of Progesterone hormone to equal the emergency contraceptive pill we have in the us. Go to the pharmacy and find a birth control pill that contains Levonorgestrel hormone. A combo pill is okay. Take enough tablets to equal 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel, and that will be equal to the Plan B medication we have here in the us. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have read that taking a certain dosage of normal contraceptive pill eg yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cud be the equivalent of the emergency pill. Is this true?

I have read that taking a certain dosage of normal contraceptive pill eg yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cud be the equivalent of the emergency pill. Is this true?

Yes, but........: The emergency contraceptive is nothing more than high-dose pills to alter the lining of the uterus to interfere with implantation. Please contact your physician regarding how to use. But remember, emergency contraception is only 85% effective when taken within the therapeutic window. So, time is ticking..... ...Read more

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Hi, my period stopped around 15th /16th of this month ihad unprotected sex on 18th so I took emergency contraception i.e. I took 4 yasmin pills as soon as I got home and took another 4 pills exactly 12 hours later. Today is the 27th and im experiencing cr

Hi, my period stopped around 15th /16th of this month ihad unprotected sex on 18th so I took emergency contraception i.e. I took 4 yasmin pills as soon as I got home and took another 4 pills exactly 12 hours later. Today is the 27th and im experiencing cr

Incomplete question: You may do a home pregnancy test on or about January 18, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi I have spotting that is barely there due to missing a pill if I double up will the spotting be gone by tomorrow night? I'm on Yasmin

Spotting is common: Spotting is common after missing a birth control pill. It is usually recommended to take the missed pill once you realize that you missed it. Due to the fluctuation in hormone levels from missing that pill, you may have intermittent light spotting for the next week, but it will most likely resolve after a day or so. You also must use backup contraception for the rest of the pill pack. ...Read more

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I've been on my pill (yasmin) for about six years. I love its benefits and I don't want to change, but I spot all the time. Its embarassing. Thoughts?

I've been on my pill (yasmin) for about six years. I love its benefits and I don't want to change, but I spot all the time. Its embarassing. Thoughts?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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When taking my active yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc pills my boobs start hurting on the 5th day. Is this normal? What is the cause? Never used to have this problem.

Normal: It is a response to the estrogen in your pill. Are you taking a generic and has it changed? Usually small changes in the generic formulations cause these problems as well as bleeding problems ...Read more

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Can Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be used as a morning after pill? Taking the dose of 4 pills, and 12 hours later 4 pills within the first 24 hours?

Can Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be used as a morning after pill? Taking the dose of 4 pills, and 12 hours later 4 pills within the first 24 hours?

Emergency Contracept: Look up the Emergency Contraception Website. Ec.princeton. Edu It is safer to take a Morning After Pill because it is Progesterone only not estrogen. we are concerned about blood clot risks. The site I gave you lists products available in Argentina. ...Read more

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1st month on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 5th day pill free week. Having a light period and cramp this is day 2 had sex used the pull out method. Could it be implantation?

1st month on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 5th day pill free week. Having a light period and cramp this is day 2 had sex used the pull out method. Could it be implantation?

Pregnancy test: Since you only started the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a month ago and you have an "irregular bleeding" it is best to take a home pregnancy test or a blood test to dettec HCG levle (hormone of pregnancy). The chances of pregnancy in your case are not high but it is always best to test. ...Read more

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I am taking depakine chrono 500 mg as well as a contraceptive pill (yasmin). Does the fact that im taking depakine make the CP less effective?

I am taking depakine chrono 500 mg as well as a contraceptive pill (yasmin). Does the fact that im taking depakine make the CP less effective?

No evidence but: Depakote does not appear on lists of medications that can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Both Depakote and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of liver inflammation. I would suggest talking with your doctor about using a different form of contraceptive, or use an alternative to depakote. ...Read more

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Help, what to substitute yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill with?

Help, what to substitute yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill with?

Question?: Why do you want to switch from Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Continue taking your pill to prevent pregnancy until you can meet with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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I was advised by my gynea to change my pill from Minerva to Yasmin. My first period I experienced light headedness and headaches. Is this normal?

I was advised by my gynea to change my pill from Minerva to Yasmin. My first period I experienced light headedness and headaches. Is this normal?

You may: Be experiencing the difference in hormonal content between the two products!
Try another cycle and if these symptoms recur discuss with your treating GYN/Family Physician

Hope this is helpful
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I'm on Yasmin, I finished my last pill (before placebos) on Sat. Got period today (Wed) but want to stop period, can I start new pack of pills to stoP?

Generally yes...: I would want to know how old you are & if you have have any kidney probs before saying 100% yes. However, this should in general be safe & most OCPs can actually isbe taken for three months at a time with good safety in most women & then a break is recommended. Over time most woman's periods get lighter & some do not get them during the break. With Yasmin rec routine labs to check K periodically. ...Read more

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Is it okey, if you do not follow the day sequence written at the back of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills when taking them? But rather use your own random sequence yet ta

Why random?: Realistically- you need to take the colored (active) pills daily untill they are finished then you can take the white (placebo) pills. You should take the active and placebo pills at random because there is a good chance the pills won't do there job at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills?

What is the side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills?

Same as other bcps: Most common is nausea and breakthrough bleeding. ~1/2000 risk of blood clot in leg or lungs.

you can read the package insert for details ...Read more

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How do I change my pill from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to yasmin?

How do I change my pill from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to yasmin?

YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) TO YASMINE: You can switch at the next refill, bur discuss with your doctor, and the reason to switch. ...Read more

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Which pill is better? Belara or Yasmin? Or are all birth control pills 99.9% effective?

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Which pill is better? Belara or Yasmin? Or are all birth control pills 99.9% effective?

Choice of pills: Is done usually by the side effects rather than efficacy at preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills are theoretically effective up to 99.7% but in real world situations (due to forgetting to take, incorrect starts, etc) can be as low as 90%, and that shouldn't differ much amongst different pill formulations unless one is very large where higher-dose pills may be needed to control the cycles ...Read more

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Dear doctors, I would like to find out if it is safe to take Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills for 3 months without any break.?

Dear doctors, I would like to find out if it is safe to take Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills for 3 months without any break.?

Probably safe: There isn't enough evidence regarding the long term effects of skipping the week off from birth control hormones. Most doctors agree that it is probably safe to go up to 4 months at a time. The uncertainty lies with the unknown effects of prolonged estrogen stimulation without a break. ...Read more

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I ate two Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills and lost the tablet and I can't find any in drugstores, can I swith to yasmin right away?

I ate two Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills and lost the tablet and I can't find any in drugstores, can I swith to yasmin right away?

Yes but...: Add a back birth control method up such as abstinence or condoms for the whole first pack just in case you happen to ovulate during this exchange. ...Read more

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Need stop taking Yasmin (21 pills). How long after last unprotected sex can I stop it without risk of pregnancy? Finalizing 2nd week of a emended pack.

Need stop taking Yasmin (21 pills). How long after last unprotected sex can I stop it without risk of pregnancy? Finalizing 2nd week of a emended pack.

Safety: Avoiding pregnancy in unprotected sex depends on the number of sperm and their health Viability varies. To be as sure as possible pregnancy will not occur, complete a whole cycle of your birth control pills and then stop. ...Read more

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I'm on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) this is my 2nd. Month I ran. Out of pills for 3 day's.. I started them. Back on the 4th day, but I have been bleeding now for 12days.

I'm on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) this is my 2nd. Month I ran. Out of pills for 3 day's.. I started them. Back on the 4th day, but I have been bleeding now for 12days.

Breakthrough bleed: This is what is called "breakthrough bleeding" from having missed your pills for the 3 days. Eventually, it will stop as long as you continue to take your pills everyday. If it doesn't after 2 additional months of pill use, talk to your MD about a pill formulation change. ...Read more