Some brand names of Drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol are Yasmin, Ocella and Yaz. Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone prevents the ovulation (release of egg from ovary) and causes change in uterine and cervical lining and makes difficult to sperm for reaching uterus and difficult to fertilized egg for attaching to uterus. Ethinyl estradiol and Drospirenone in combination are used as the contraception for preventing pregnancy and also is used for treating the moderate acne of the women of 14 years old at least and have started with the menstrual periods. Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) treatment is used in treating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) symptoms like depression, trouble concentrating, anxiety, irritability, sleep changes, lack of energy, appetite changes, headache, joint pain, weight gain, muscle pain and breast tenderness.
Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) tablet contains drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol as active ingredients. Progesterone and oestrogen are female sex hormones which are occurred naturally and drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol are their synthetic versions. Ethinyl estradiol is oestrogen’s synthetic version and drospirenone is progesterone’s synthetic version. Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) tablet works by overriding normal cycle of menstrual. In the woman’s normal cycle of menstrual, the sex hormones levels change throughout every month. Preparing a womb lining for the possible pregnancy is caused by hormones by releasing an egg from ovaries (ovulation).
A daily hormones dose taken from pill works by tricking the body and it thinks that the ovulation has happened already. It prevents egg from the ripening and prevents it from releasing from ovaries every month. Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) treatment is also useful in treating the women having painful, irregular and heavy periods. This treatment is not recommended in pregnancy as it is used for preventing pregnancy. This treatment should not be used by nursing mothers as it can reduce production of the breast milk. Avoid use of tobacco and avoid smoking when you are taking this medication. Smoking raises risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, blood clots and stroke from the hormonal types of the birth control.
If you have a medical history of heart valve disorder, circulation problems, stroke, breast cancer, blood clot, uterine cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, unusual vaginal bleeding, adrenal gland disorder, migraine, very high blood pressure, haemolytic uraemic syndrome, obesity, angina, irregular heartbeat, irregular menstrual cycles, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, severe diabetes, kidney failure, hepatitis, jaundice and porphyrias do not take Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) treatment before consulting your doctor.
Modafinil, eslicarbazepine, barbiturates, aprepitant, carbamazepine
, bosentan, nevirapine, ritonavir, phenytoin, rifampicin
, primidone, rifabutin, Phenobarbital, oxcarbazepine, topiramate
and St John’s wort are some drugs which reduces the effect of Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin) for preventing pregnancy. Vision problems, confusion, pain behind eyes, sudden weakness or sudden numbness, balance problems, speech problems, pain in the shoulder or the arm, chest pain, nausea, heavy feeling, sweating, migraine headaches, loss of appetite, stomach pain, breast lump, mood changes, weakness, jaundice and sleep problems are some major side effects of Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Yasmin). Minor side effects of this treatment are increased hair growth, tenderness, breast pain, swelling of feet or hands, change in the weight, facial skin darkening, scalp hair loss, contact lenses problems, and change in the menstrual periods and vaginal discharge.