What is Yasmin 28?
Yasmin 28 is a contraceptive that can protect you from pregnancy. It contains two different hormones, which classifies it as a combination pill. Furthermore, it is a monophasic pill, meaning each pill in the strip has the same composition.
The hormones in the Yasmin pill are:
- 3 milligrams of drospirenone (a progestogen)
- 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol (an estrogen)
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How do I use the Yasmin (28) Pill?
The Yasmin pill comes in a strip of 21 pills. You should take one pill every day, around the same time, with some water. The strip is marked with the days of the week, so you know which pill to take on which day. Once you’ve finished the strip, you don’t take a pill for 7 days. This is known as the stop week. During the stop week, you’ll experience a withdrawal bleed, which is similar to a period. On the 8th day, you start a new strip. If you use the Yasmin pill in this way, it can protect you from pregnancy even during the stop week.
Influence on Menstruation
With the Yasmin pill, it’s possible to skip your withdrawal bleed. When your strip is empty, you can immediately start a new one, skipping the stop week. If you prefer to change the starting day of your bleeding, you can choose when to have your stop week by stopping the Yasmin pill. Just make sure you start taking it again on the 8th day.
Is the Yasmin Pill Right for Me?
The Yasmin pill might be the best birth control for you. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss both your wishes and your medical history. If Yasmin is the best option for you, your doctor can write a prescription for it so you can pick it up at the pharmacy.
Side Effects of Yasmin
If you start using Yasmin, you may experience side effects, just like with other birth control methods. The most common side effects of Yasmin are menstrual disorder, breast pain, headache, depression, migraines, nausea, thick white discharge from the vagina, and fungal infections.
If you start taking a combined pill, you have an increased risk of thrombosis (blood clots). Read all about the possible side effects in the package insert of Yasmin.