Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation. Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol causes changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol are also used to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have started having menstrual periods, and who wish to use birth control pills.
Drug = Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Strength = 3+0.03 mg
Manufacturer = Schring
Quantity per sleeve = 21 Tablet (for the price quoted)
How To Take Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms with spermicide, when you first start using this medication.
Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You could get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily.
Dosage of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
Oral contraception: 1 tab daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day tab-free interval.
Missed Dose of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
Follow the patient instructions provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss 1 active pill, take 2 pills on the day that you remember. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack.
If you miss 2 active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take 2 pills per day for 2 days in a row. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.
If you miss 2 active pills in a row in Week 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.
There has not yet been any clinical experience of overdose with Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol. On the basis of general experience with combined oral contraceptives, symptoms that may occur in this case are:
- Slight vaginal bleeding
There are no antidotes and further treatment should be symptomatic. Seek medical help immediately.
Contraindications of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
People with the following medical conditions should not take Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol:
- Venous or arterial thrombotic/thromboembolic events or CVA
- Prodromi of a thrombosis
- Migraine with focal neurological symptoms
- Diabetes mellitus with vascular involvement
- Venous or arterial thrombosis
- Hepatic disease
- Renal insufficiency or acute renal failure
- Liver tumors
- Sex-steroid influenced malignancies
- Vaginal bleeding
Side Effects of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol may have the following side effects:
- Emotional lability
- Decreased/increased libido
- Depressed or altered mood
- Breast pain
- Unscheduled uterine bleeding
- Genital tract bleeding (not further specified)
Warnings of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) 3+03 mg Tabs
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol.
How Does It Work?
This medication is a combination of 2 hormones, an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (drospirenone). This product works mainly by preventing ovulation during the menstrual cycle. It also makes vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent fertilization and changes the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg.
The contraceptive effect of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) is based on the interaction of various factors, the most important of which are seen as the inhibition of ovulation and the changes in the cervical secretion.
Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol is used to treat the following conditions:
- Oral Contraception
- For women with Acne and Seborrhea
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Circulatory disorders
- Renal insufficiency
- Jaundice and/or pruritus related to cholestasis
- Gallstone formation
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Sydenham’s chorea
- Herpes gestationis
- Otosclerosis-related hearing loss
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Store below 25°C.
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
- Do not use Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol that is expired or out of expiry date.