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Does Yasmin Make You Hungry
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
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
Not really: As long as you're relatively healthy, don't smoke and are active (e.g. Not immobile), you should be ok. ...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
A birth control pill: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combined birth control pill. There is ethinyl Estradiol along with the Progesterone drospirenone. Drospirenone is a 4th generation Progesterone which may cause increased blood clots. But the risk of blood clots is still much lower than the risk during a pregnancy. ...Read more
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