How to take Yasmin birth control pills
Yasmin is a contraceptive drug, i.e. a drug used to prevent pregnancy. These tablets contain female hormones -drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol- and so it is a combined contraceptive. It is essential to visit a gynaecologist or a medical specialist before starting treatment with Yasmin or other birth control pills. Also, so you know more about it, we explain at OneHowTo how to take Yasmin birth control pills.
First, keep in mind that Yasmin is a birth control medication that must be prescribed by a gynaecologist or a specialist. There are also some cases where these birth control pills are contraindicated; so you should NOT take Yasmin if you have or have had:
- Blood clot or thrombosis and coagulation disorder.
- A heart attack, stroke or diseases that may be suspected that may produce a contraindication.
- Diabetes with damaged blood vessels, high blood pressure, cholesterol or triglycerides.
- Migraine with focal neurological symptoms.
- Inflammation of the pancreas or pancreatitis.
- Liver disease that has altered your liver function.
- Your kidneys do not function well (renal failure).
- Liver tumour.
- Have or suspect having breast cancer or of any sex organs.
- Vaginal bleeding of unknown causes.
- Allergy to ethinyl estradiol, drospirenone, or any other part of Yasmin.
Similarly, you must have special attention when taking Yasmin if you have:
- A close relative with breast cancer
- Liver gallbladder or disease
- Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
- Haemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS
- Sickle cell disease
- SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus;
- A disease that first appeared during pregnancy or during previous use of sex hormones.
- Melasma: golden brown spots, also called "pregnancy patches", especially on the face.
It will also be important to talk to your gynaecologist if you are taking any other medication it can affect any decisions on Yasmin.
When initiating treatment with these birth control pills, you should take a Yasmin tablet every day with a glass of water to swallow it. They can be taken with or without food, but note that it is important to take Yasmin tablets daily at approximately the same time.
The pack or blister contains 21 tablets of Yasmin and the day in which you must take it is printed un top of the pill. For example, if you start taking them on a Tuesday, you should take one tablet with "TUE" next and follow the direction of the arrow of the container to take 21 tablets.
After, you should not take any Yasmin tablets for 7 days - break week - during which you should have your period. After the rest of the seven days period, you should start the next pack of Yasmin, although your period has not finished. So you should start the next pack on the same day in which you started the previous one and that the period should occur during the same days each month.
If someday you forget to take Yasmin you must read the instructions in this package and follow the steps listed there. You can also choose to consult with your specialist.
Note that the tablet may not be effective if you forget to take it, that's why it's important to get into the routine of taking it at the same time of day.
We recommend you also read the following articles so you are aware of the side effects of contraceptive pills.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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