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Christine Young Yasmine
I started Yasmin birth control today after being off for five months. I am reading stats on the chance of blood clots and have myself worried, I'm young workout and had been on this medication for almost five years before stopping. Is Yasmin safe ?
Alternatives: The concern is over the drospirenone (synthetic progesterone) component of the pill. Some studies suggest that Yasmin and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have a higher risk of venous blood clots than older birth control pills. However, there are risks associated with any pill, and the benefits generally outweigh the risks. The decision of which pill to use should be made between you and your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Whats your opinion on the claims that Yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) BeYaz, Nuvaring, etc are responsible for killing healthy young women (bld clots)? Is there PROOF?
Known risk: Unfortunately deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and death, although rare, are known complications of estrogen containing contraception. The risk is lower than the risks of these occurring with pregnancy but it is a known risk. Death form a car accident is more likely than death from complications of contraception. ...Read more
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
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
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
Birth control pill: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that contains the ingredients ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen component and drosperinone as the progestational component. It comes packaged in a 28 day pack where 21 tablets contain the active ingredients and 7 tablets are inert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer