Yasmin Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Yasmin side effects include abdominal pain, vaginal
discharge, acne, fluid retention, bloating, blood clots, chest pain, hair
loss, headache and migraine. Rare Yasmin side effects include heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney problem,
leg pain, nausea, sex drive changes, skin discoloration, stroke,
vomiting, and weight gain or loss.
Yasmin Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Yasmin side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Yasmin is used to prevent pregnancy, regulate menstrual periods as well
as in the treatment of acne in women 15 and older. Main ingredients in Yasmin are Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol;
Estrogen (low dose) plus Progestin (medium dose).
Yasmin is a synthetic
form of female sex hormones produced naturally in the body, progestin, and
estrogen. These hormones suppress the pituitary glands activity thus
hindering ovulation; alter the mucus at the cervix opening to prevent
sperm from entering, and their variable levels play a vital role in
fertility in women.
Symptoms of Yasmin overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and
withdrawal bleeding. In case of Yasmin overdose, seek medical help right away.
If you miss a dose of Yasmin, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go on with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose of Yasmin.
Avoid using contraceptives including Yasmin if you are or might be
Pregnant as Yasmin may cause birth defects.
Avoid using Yasmin if you have liver, kidney, or adrenal disease as the
ingredient in it raises the potassium levels in the blood.
Avoid smoking as it enhances the risk of heart-related side effects in
women who use oral contraceptives like Yasmin. The risk is even greater in
women over 35.
Avoid using Yasmin if you have had an allergic reaction to any oral
Avoid Yasmin if you are a migraine sufferer.
Avoid taking Yasmin if you or someone in your family has ever had
breast cancer or cancer of the reproductive system or liver problems.
Avoid Yasmin if you have or ever had a stroke, heart disease, liver
disease, chest pain, or blood clots.
Avoid Yasmin if you have had pregnancy related jaundice or jaundice
resulting from previous use of any oral contraceptives.
Avoid Yasmin if you have experienced abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Yasmin should be used with caution if you are:
-Have liver, heart, gallbladder, kidney, or
-Have high blood pressure
or heart attack in the past
-Family history of breast
cancer or other cancers
-Yasmin does not protect against HIV (AIDS), or
-If you experience abdominal pain, contact your physician
-In rare cases, oral contraceptives like Yasmin may cause
benign liver tumors.
Before taking Yasmin, check with your physician if you regularly use
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil and Aleve,
potassium supplements, water pills, and high blood pressure medications.
Also check with your physician before combining Yasmin with the
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Herbs like Black Cohosh, Milk Thistle, and St. John's Wort.
Consult your physician or the instructions in the drug package. For
maximum effectiveness, Yasmin tablets must be taken exactly as prescribed
and at intermissions not exceeding 24 hours.