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Yasmin Or Althea Pill
I took my 4th birth control pill (yasmin) without water at 6.50 pm and vomit at 11.50pm. Am i in risk? Should I take a new one?
No: No, it should have been absorbed by the time you vomited. No repeat needed. ...Read more
In third month of birth control pill (Yasmin), presented two episodes of phlebitis. One in the arm and other in the leg. Is it common? Better change?
How to use birth control pill yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as emergency contraceptive?
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.
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...
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?
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
I am taking birth control pill Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol), can I take weight loss pill--Slim-XR along with it,is it safe???
I've been on Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill for over a year — no problems. My period started a few days early and began with dark brown discharge, is it ok?
Absolutely.: It is left over old blood from your previous period. ...Read more
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
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
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 recently took the emergency contraceptive and decided to take a Yasmin pill the day after. Does that effect the EC?
No: The short answer is no, Yasmin will not affect the EC ...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
Please tell me what to substitute yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill with if I'm not meshing well with it?
Talk to your GYN: You need to ask your GYN, as the medication has to be prescribed. ...Read more
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?
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
Dr Z ...Read more
I'm on yasmin, is it normal that my period don't come in the 7 days off? My period starts when I start the first pill of the next pack of yasmin day 8
Consistent: As long as the pattern of your periods is consistent, you should be OK. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have been taking 'yasmin' for almost 20 days and missed a pill and took it 2 hrs before intercourse. What is the probability of pregnancy?
Minimal: It is almost zero as long as you remember to complete the rest of the pills in the pack in a timely fashion. ...Read more
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
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?
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