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Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Pack SizePrice
Yasmin - 3mg $26.6200New
US Brand NameYasmin
Generic NameDrospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
ManufacturerBerlex Labs
Pharmaceutical FormTablet/s


Yasmin - 3mg

This drug has a generic name Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone and sold under the brand name Yaz which is a birth control pill. It functions by preventing ovulation or the release of a female egg out of the ovaries. This medication helps to perform changes in the cervical and uterine lining which further makes the cervical mucus more viscous and make it harder for male sperms to reach the uterus and also for a fertilized egg to bond to the uterus wall. It is used as a contraceptive way to prevent pregnancy.

This drug is also used in relieving the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), such as depression, anxiety, irritability, concentration troubles, lethargy, changes in sleep patterns or appetite, muscle or joint pain, tender breasts, and weight gain. It is prescribed for other treatments beside those listed above.

Important information about Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone

Ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone is strictly avoided if you are already pregnant or if you have delivered a baby. You must avoid this drug if you have following conditions: heart disease, out of control high blood pressure, blood clotting disorder, problems with circulation, problems in eyes or kidneys due to diabetes, unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, migraine, if you are smoker and above 35, breast or uterine cancer, jaundice due to birth control pills, or a heart attack or a stroke in the recent past.

You may need to employ an alternate birth control method such as condoms or spermicide in the initial few days of starting with the pills or if you miss the dose. Consult your doctor to know more information.

Before taking Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone

Before taking Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone, take care of all the above mentioned precautions and let your doctor know about all the medical history and if you are allergic to any ingredients present in this medicine. In order to safely use this pill, tell your doctor about any of these conditions: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, depression in the past, hypothyroidism, gall bladder disease, diabetes, seizures, irregular periods, tuberculosis, or a history of fibrocystic disease in breasts, or an abnormal mammogram.

Dosage information

Use Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone drug as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the direction listed on the leaflet of your medicine. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medicine after the prescription period is over. Any departure from the prescribed amount of dosage may lead to harmful effects and render the medication ineffective and results into pregnancy.

Start with the first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after that. You may be required an alternate contraception method for the initial days of using this medicine. You may need frequent doctor visit while being treated with this medication. Consume one pill everyday and don’t go more than 24 hours without taking pill. Make it a habit to take one pill same time every day. Get a refill after a pack is over because missing a single dose may result into pregnancy. 

In some rare case, you may get breakthrough bleeding during the first 3 months of starting this medication. Turn to your doctor if it persists or become heavy. Stop taking these pills if you experience severe vomiting, diarrhea and employ back up control method. If you are on a scheduled surgery or any medical test or advised bed rest, you may need to discontinue the medicines for some time. Always store the drug in a cool and dry place away from heat, light, moisture, children and pets.

What if you miss a dose?

Missing even a single dose of Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone may increase the risk of pregnancy. In case if you miss a dose, then take two pills on the day you remember. After that, take one pill each day for rest of the pack. If you happen to skip two active pills consecutively in the first and second week, then take two pills each day for two consecutive days. Then have one pill each day for the rest of the pack. Adopt alternate birth control method for at least one full week following the missed doses. If you start taking the pill on Sunday then have a pill every Sunday. On Sunday discard the pack and start with the new. If you happen to skip three active pills consecutively in week 1, 2, or 3, discard the rest of the pack and start with the new pack on the same day if you are a day 1 starter. If you start on Sunday, then continue with this routine (taking a pill every day until Sunday). On Sunday, dismiss the rest of the pack and start a new pack on that day. 

What if you overdose?

In case of overdose, seek medical help or call your doctor on immediate basis as it may leads to the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.

Things to avoid

Taking Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone pills may put you at the risk of blood clot, stroke, or heart attack if you are a smoker and above than 35 years. These pills may be more prone to blood clot than other contraceptive pills. This pill will not prevent from STD’s so stay away from unsafe sexual practices.  

Side Effects

Many people may not experience any side effects due to this medicine. However, that might not be the case with you. Some of the less serious side effects are vomiting, nausea, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling in limbs (fluid retention), unexpected weight changes, vaginal spotting, missed or irregular periods. If any of these symptoms continue for a longer period or deteriorate, get medical care as early as possible. While, some of the less expected but serious side effects are blood clotting disorders like deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke, or embolism; sudden breath shortness; pain in chest, jaw or left arm; unexpected sweating; confusion bloody cough; sudden giddiness or fainting; migraines; vision or speech problems. Contact your doctor immediately in any of these conditions.  

Interaction with other drugs

There are many other drugs which may interact with Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone and stop its normal functioning. These drugs are aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole, exemestane), raloxifene, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, tamoxifen, tizanidine.

Drospirenone may increase your blood potassium level. There are some other medicine which can also increase the blood potassium levels like aliskiren, ACE inhibitors like enalapril/lisinopril, angiotensin receptor blockers like losartan/valsartan, heparin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen, potassium-sparing "water pills"/diuretics like eplerenone/spironolactone/triamterene). Consult your doctor to know about the possible interactions and he/she will prescribe you accordingly. The drugs mentioned above are not only the one; there may be some others as well. Always consult your doctor about starting a new medication.


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