Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinylestradiol) is a combined start-up control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) BASICALLY Yasmin is used as a birth control to prevent being pregnant. Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive which contains the hormones ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. Like all contraceptive pills, Yasmin is a highly effective contraceptive. In order to get the best contraceptive protection while using Yasmin it is important that you take it exactly as advised. The hormones in Yasmin are ethinylestradiol and drospirenone and they are synthetic versions of sex hormones which naturally occur in the body.
This medication is a combination of 2 hormones: an estrogens (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (drospirenone). This product is used to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and changes the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body.
Yasmin pills are a type of oral medication that is designed to be taken every day, at the same time of day, in order to prevent pregnancy There are many different formulations or brands, but the average pack is designed to be taken over a 28-day period, or cycle. For the first 21 days of the cycle, users take a daily pill that contains hormones (estrogen and progestogen). The last 7 days of the cycle are hormone free days. Some packets only contain 21 pills and users are then advised to take no pills for the following week. Other packets contain 7 additional placebo pills, or biologically inactive pills. Some newer formulations have 24 days of active hormone pills, followed by 4 days of placebo (examples include Yaz 28 and Loestrin 24 Fe) or even 84 days of active hormone pills, followed by 7 days of placebo pills (Seasonable).
The role of the Yasmin pills is two-fold: to allow the user to continue the routine of taking a pill every day and to simulate the average menstrual cycle. By continuing to take a pill everyday, users remain in the daily habit even during the week without hormones. Failure to take pills during the placebo week does not impact the effectiveness of the pill, provided that daily ingestion of active pills is resumed at the end of the week.
The Yasmin, or hormone-free, week in the 28-day pill package simulates an average menstrual cycle, though the hormonal events during a pill cycle are significantly different from those of a normal ovulatory menstrual cycle. Because the pill suppresses ovulation (to be discussed more in the Mechanism of Action section), birth control users do not have true menstrual periods. Instead, it is the lack of hormones for a week that causes a withdrawal bleed. The withdrawal bleeding that occurs during the break from active pills has been thought to be reassuring, a physical confirmation of not being pregnant. The withdrawal bleeding is also predictable. Unexpected breakthrough bleeding can be a possible side effect of longer term active regimens. Since it is not uncommon for menstruating women to become anemic, some Yasmin pills may contain an iron supplement. This replenishes iron stores that may become depleted during menstruation.
Yasmin works in the same way as most combined contraceptive pills. It protects you from pregnancy in three ways. By thickening the mucus at the entrance to the womb, Yasmin makes it unlikely that sperm will be able to reach an egg.
If you omit a tray, take it as fast as you remember and take the subsequent capsule at the typical time. That means you would take 2 capsules in a day. If you happen to pass over 2 capsules in a row for the duration of the primary 2 weeks of the cycle, take 2 pills the day you look and a few pills a day after today. Then take one capsule a day when you close the pc. Use a second system of delivery manages if you have intercourse in the 7 days after you omit the capsules.