Birth control pill Yasmin

All birth control pills contain hormones. But only Yasmin contains the hormone drospirenone to help prevent pregnancy. In clinical studies, women who took this hormone were less likely to experience water retention, weight gain, or mood swings before and during their menstrual cycles.

Side Effects: Common side effects include dizziness, headache, changes in weight or appetite, breast tenderness, water retention, changes in skin color, intolerance to contact lenses, changes in blood sugar, and changes in menstrual cycle. These side effects usually go away or become less noticeable after the first 3 months of use. Stop taking Yasmin and seek medical attention if you experience any of the following: allergic reaction, sharp chest pain, shortness of breath, pain in calf muscle, coughing of blood, sudden severe headache, dizziness, fainting, vomiting, changes in vision or speech, weakness, numbness in the arm or leg, yellowing of the skin or eyes, fever, fatigue, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, new or changing breast lumps, light colored stools (possible liver problems), depression, or insomnia.

Suggested Use: Follow your doctor’s advice. Take the first dose on the first day of your menstrual period or on the Sunday after your period starts. Each pill packet contains 28 tablets that include 21 active pills and 7 inactive pills. For best results, take one active pill a day for the first 21 days, followed by one inactive pill a day during the last week of treatment. Doses should not be taken more than 24 hours apart. When you finish the 28-day cycle begin a new one the following day.