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Doctor insights on: Yasmin Warnings And Recalls

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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My pcp prescribed yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for my pcos. Is it safe to take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I've heard so many horror stories surrounding this ocp. Should i take any precautions

My pcp prescribed yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for my pcos. Is it safe to take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? I've heard so many horror stories surrounding this ocp. Should i take any precautions

In my opinion if: U have pcos that should be managed by an obgyn , not a pcp, I am sure your pcp is very good , but an obgyn knows more about that, i personally never prescribe that pill anymore , #1 it has 30 mcg estrogen, # 2 it is a 21/7 pill and for my pts who have pcos they should be on a 24/4 or a 24/2/2 or take the pill continuously and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has drospirinone u have to watch your k+ and no anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and should I take them?

Is there any side effects taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and should I take them?

Many potential: All birth control pills can have some side effects and these sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, migraines, irregular bleeding, depression, hypertension, skin discoloration are a few. ...Read more

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Is thinogenics safe to take with yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) citalopram, and zertec d?

Is thinogenics safe to take with yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) citalopram, and zertec d?

Thinogenics: Made from 5 herbal weight loss compounds, all natural, presumed to be safe, except in pregnant or nursing moms or if u have history of heart problems. Consult your pcp first. ...Read more

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I have tried both yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp as well as crisanta bcp. However yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) worsened my acne within 2 months of use and crisanta cleared.Why the difference?

I have tried both yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp as well as crisanta bcp. However yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) worsened my acne within 2 months of use and crisanta cleared.Why the difference?

Oral contraceptives : We don't have crisanta on our formulary in the us so i can't look it up. But generally the difference is due to the relative proportion of estrogen to Progesterone in the oral contraceptive higher estrogen will clear acne, higher Progesterone will make acne worse. ...Read more

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Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...Read more

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On Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and took modafinil. I read it lessens effectiveness of preventing pregnancy and must use protection 2 months. What are the percentages?

On Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and took modafinil. I read it lessens effectiveness of preventing pregnancy and must use protection 2 months. What are the percentages?

Not known: modafinil increases the activity of certain enzymes in the liver that process progesterone, a hormone used in many birth control pills. This can cause progesterone levels to be lower than expected, leading to decreased effectiveness at preventing pregnancy. This has not actually been studied (ie women on BCP, women on BCP and modafinil. How many get pregnant?). No % available. Sorry. ...Read more

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I started yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) looking for pain relief that won't interact?

I started yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) looking for pain relief that won't interact?

Most ok: Combined oral contraceptives (coc's) like Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) do not interact with most analgesic medications. Exceptons are; barbituates (fioricet/fiorinal), topamax, st john's wort. If you are on thyroid med, may need to increase dose since coc's increase thyroid binding globulin. Also be careful of any drugs that increase serum potassium when taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects after taking your first Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

Can there be any side effects after taking your first Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Here is an extensive list of possible side effects with Yaz: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/yaz-side-effects.html ...Read more