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I'm on the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and have missed two pills in a row, what should I do to get back on track?

I'm on the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and have missed two pills in a row, what should I do to get back on track?

Take 2 pills for 2 d: Take 2 pills for next 2 days and it will still be effective. And continue one a day as usual and do not forget to take pills anymore. If you forget 3days in a raw, then stop the bcp for that month. If you are on the fourth week of the bcp cycle, forgetting 2 days in a raw does not affect contraception as they are sugar pills anyway. ...Read more

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I took yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 days pack. it has been 5 days since the dose got over but i dint get my periods yet. i never missed any pill. is this normal?

I took yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 days pack. it has been 5 days since the dose got over but i dint get my periods yet. i never missed any pill. is this normal?

Period delays: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a low dose oral contraceptive. Taking the oral contraceptive at the same time (within an hour of the previous day) makes the pill more safe to rely on. Five days may not be enough time to see bleeding from pill withdrawal. Obtain a serum (not urine) pregnancy test if no bleeding before the seventh day, and if negative, start the next package of pills. You may want to change the type. ...Read more

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On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

On yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Never miss a pill. Had sex on 5th day of pack. Now on 6th day of placebo pills and no period. Negative pregnancy test. Chances???

Wait: Sometimes your periods can be delayed due to fluctuations in hormones. If you dont have a period in a week, repeat the preg test then. you may have a delay or missed period without being pregnant. It is not common but does happen best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What if i miss yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 days , can I have sex ?

What if i miss yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 days , can I have sex ?

Yes but . . .: Do you want to get pregnant? Or catch a sexually transmitted disease/infection? If not, then make sure he wears a condom each & every time, regardless of whether you're taking pill or not. If you elect to continue taking yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) consider setting an alarm or reminder on your smartphone to insure that you take your birth control pill regularly at same time daily. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst . I was put in Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) by my doctor to treat the condition. I missed 4 out if 8 days and started spotting. What should I do?

I have ovarian cyst . I was put in Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) by my doctor to treat the condition. I missed 4 out if 8 days and started spotting. What should I do?

Normal: If you miss pills or take them late you will spot/bleed. Talk to your doctor about whether he or she wants you to keep taking the pills or stop them, have a period and start over with a new package. ...Read more

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Miss taking first three tab of my oral contraceptive yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).. What I should do to prevent consumption?

Miss taking first three tab of my oral contraceptive yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).. What I should do to prevent consumption?

Back up: If you have missed three pills then you are no longer protected. Avoid intercourse or use condoms until you finish the pack. Use emergency contraception if you have continued to have sex during these three days. ...Read more

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What constitutes a "missed birth control pill" when taking a combined oral contraceptive? The amount of contradictory information about this is horrid

What constitutes a "missed birth control pill" when taking a combined oral contraceptive? The amount of contradictory information about this is horrid

Consistency: If you've gotten up in the morning, been up all day, gone to bed and gotten up the next day w/out taking a pill then you've missed a pill. Being consistent is the key. Always taking your pill in the morning, afternoon or evening will work best. ...Read more

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I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?

I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?

Not pregnant: If you have taken your birth control pills exactly as prescribed then there is very little chance of pregnancy. If you have irregular bleeding on the pills it could be from a number of causes - infections, stress, inadequate ratio of estrogen/progesterone in your pill. See your doctor if the irregular bleeding continues. ...Read more

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I missed the 4th active tablet of my oral contraceptive. I have been in this brand for a while. I continued to take the rest of my pack. Am I safe.

I missed the 4th active tablet of my oral contraceptive. I have been in this brand for a while. I continued to take the rest of my pack. Am I safe.

Decreased Efficacy: Missing one pill of a pack of oral contraceptives can reduce the effectiveness of the contraception for that cycle. You should take the missed pill the next day (with the appropriate pill). If you miss 2 pills in a cycle, you should use condoms until you have been on the pills for at least 2 weeks. ...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

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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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'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?

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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