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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more


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It is normal to experience a bit of breakthrough bleeding when skipping your period (not taking placebos) on the birth control pill? I am on Yasmin.

It is normal to experience a bit of breakthrough bleeding when skipping your period (not taking placebos) on the birth control pill? I am on Yasmin.

Yes normal: Continuous cycling with Yasmin and most BCPs are entirely safe. Woman commonly have breakthrough bleeding on the pill, especially with lower dose estrogens ...Read more

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On birth control pill yasmin started having clear stringy discharge third day of placebo pill week. Am I ovulating? Waiting for my period to come...

On birth control pill yasmin started having clear stringy discharge third day of placebo pill week. Am I ovulating?  Waiting for my period to come...

Normal Don't Worry: Clear stringy attack is nothing to be concerned and it does not mean you are ovulating
Wait for your period to come and continue your yasmine Birth Control Pill ...Read more

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8 days after taking yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 21 I was told to stop as it reacted. When should I expect my period now as I got no other birth control pill. Thank you?

It will happen soon: It will happen in the next few days as it is withdrawal bleeding from the pill. You might want to consider other forms of contraception if you are sexually active now that the pill has been discontinued. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant 18 nov 2012 11 25 pm hi I was supposed to begin my yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill on monday 5th nov at 9pm but didn t make it to the pharmac?

Am i pregnant 18 nov 2012 11 25 pm hi I was supposed to begin my yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill on monday 5th nov at 9pm but didn t make it to the pharmac?

Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) : Not sure i quite understand the question. In general ocp should be started on the day of you period or on the sunday following your period (if you want to remember that every 4 weeks on a sunday you start a new package). ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive?

Does taking birth control pill an hour late effect the efficacy of a combined oral contraceptive?

Oral contraceptive : They work most effectively if taken at same time each day. But this hour difference will be fine ...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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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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Do bc pills work in the first month you take them? I was on diane35 for 4 months, switched to Yasmin after 7 day break this month, is it effective?

Do bc pills work in the first month you take them? I was on diane35 for 4 months, switched to Yasmin after 7 day break this month, is it effective?

Bcp switch: As long as no more than seven days passed since the last pill of "diane35", the Yasmin is effective. If one starts a new package on day 5 of the low dose bcp "placebo" pills, instead of day 7, it prevents early ovulation in the next cycle which is rare, but can occur. ...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 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?

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 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

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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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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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?

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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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