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Yasmin

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6  Effectiveness
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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol and brand name is Yasmin.
Active ingredients of Yasmin include ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms and drospirenone 3 mg.
The inactive ingredients are lactose monohydrate NF, corn starch NF, modified starch NF.
Mainly used in preventing pregnancy.
Yasmin is made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Yasmin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.6% 14.6% 71.9% 7.9% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.1% 6.9% 90.8% 0% 1.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 3.5% 95.3% 1.2% 0%
Breathing 0% 2.3% 96.5% 1.2% 0%
Confidence 3.4% 14.6% 75.3% 5.6% 1.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.2% 1.2% 95.3% 2.3% 0%
Digestion 1.2% 4.7% 91.9% 1.2% 1.2%
Emotional Well-being 10% 30% 44.4% 13.3% 2.2%
Energy 4.5% 6.8% 85.2% 2.3% 1.1%
Eyesight 0% 2.3% 95.3% 1.2% 1.2%
Memory 1.1% 3.4% 92% 2.3% 1.1%
Mental Clarity 5.7% 11.4% 79.5% 1.1% 2.3%
Pain 1.2% 4.7% 83.7% 8.1% 2.3%
Patience 2.3% 17% 73.9% 4.5% 2.3%
Sexual Health 4.6% 13.8% 65.5% 12.6% 3.4%
Skin Complexion 7.7% 6.6% 51.6% 20.9% 13.2%
Sleep 0% 6.9% 89.7% 3.4% 0%
Stress Level 8% 19.3% 64.8% 6.8% 1.1%
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Commonly Reported Yasmin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Acne 71.7% 13.3% 5% 10% 0%
Allergic Reaction 97.5% 1.2% 1.2% 0% 0%
Anxiety 83.3% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Blurred Vision 88.9% 0% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Breast Tenderness 60.6% 23.9% 8.5% 5.6% 1.4%
Breathing Difficulties 94.4% 0% 0% 0% 5.6%
Change in Sex Drive 69.1% 16.2% 7.4% 5.9% 1.5%
Change in Weight 53.8% 30.8% 7.7% 0% 7.7%
Cold Symptoms 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Confusion 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Depression 70% 15% 10% 3.8% 1.2%
Diarrhea 79.2% 12.5% 8.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 84.3% 9.6% 3.6% 2.4% 0%
Drowsiness 88.9% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 72.9% 15.3% 5.9% 4.7% 1.2%
Gas 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 15.5% 2.4% 6% 1.2%
Heartburn 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 94.9% 5.1% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 88.9% 0% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Irregular Bleeding 87.2% 10.6% 2.1% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 62.5% 8.8% 15% 7.5% 6.2%
Muscle Cramping 72.2% 5.6% 0% 0% 22.2%
Nausea 79.3% 6.1% 8.5% 4.9% 1.2%
Rectal Hemorrhage 92.3% 0% 0% 0% 7.7%
Sensitivity to Light 94.4% 0% 0% 0% 5.6%
Sexual Dysfunction 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 94.4% 0% 0% 0% 5.6%
Vomiting 92.3% 0% 0% 0% 7.7%
Yeast Infection 83.8% 7.4% 5.9% 2.9% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Yasmin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 62.3% 23% 8.2% 4.9% 1.6%
Anxiety 79% 4.8% 3.2% 12.9% 0%
Bloating 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 96.6% 1.7% 0% 1.7% 0%
Breast Tenderness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 93.2% 3.4% 1.7% 0% 1.7%
Change in Weight 41.4% 35.7% 8.6% 8.6% 5.7%
Chest Pain 88.2% 5.9% 4.4% 0% 1.5%
Constipation 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 92.8% 4.3% 2.9% 0% 0%
Gas 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 76.2% 9.5% 14.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 93.2% 6.8% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Nervousness 76.9% 0% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7%
Numbing Sensation 94% 3% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Pain in Limbs 92.5% 6% 0% 0% 1.5%
Reduced Libido 92.6% 3.7% 3.7% 0% 0%
Sweating 92.3% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 95.6% 1.5% 0% 1.5% 1.5%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 92.3% 0% 0% 0% 7.7%
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Episodes since taking Yasmin
Since taking Yasmin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.9%
Fall 3.7%
Hospitalization 2.8%
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User Comments about Yasmin
18 Oct 2014 never had any problems with yasmin, being taken off of it not by choice stating the lisinopril I take is a risk also with stroke because of the estrogen. being put on nora be instead.
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26 Apr 2012 Despite initial concerns about the safety of using yasmin, I took the drug for three months and was pleased with the positive effects that yasmin had on my skin, hair and body generally. I was therefore keen to continue being prescribed the drug. However during the first two months of taking yasmin I experienced intermittent leg cramps, which I assumed was attributable to physical activity. By the third month I experienced severe cramping and pain in my left leg and was diagnosed with a DVT in my left thigh. I have since discontinued yasmin. According to the drug leaflet produced by Bayer Schering Pharma, "of 100,000 women taking a Pill like yasmin, 30-40 may have a blood clot in a year, the exact number is unknown". Following my diagnosis of DVT and based on the opinions of medical professionals, I feel that this figure is probably greatly underestimated.
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07 Jan 2012 I highly recommend it. No side effects. I'm very pleased. Got rid of all my symptoms with no side effects.
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16 Jul 2011 I had been prescribed Yasmin after my year and a half of taking Seasonale. I stopped taking Seasonale because the effectiveness had worn off. I was willing to take Yasmin because of my dysmenorrhea and I was also unaware of the severity of the side effects. After taking this drug for a a couple of weeks, I began to notice a change in my moods and personality. I also began feeling tired throughout the day. The last side effect I experienced was nocturnal leg cramps, which began to occur nightly possible from a change in potassium in my body. I would never recommend this medication to anyone due to my experience with it. The side effects are not worth it.
   —Posted by Jess
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03 Mar 2011 I've been on Yasmin for around a year and a half. It's worked great for me. It has all but cured my acne, (which is an incredible feat because I tried everything and nothing else worked), It's made my periods bearable (instead of a 9 day period I'm having maybe 3 days and instead of terrible pain that literally causes nausia and vommitting, there is little to no pain) I haven't gained weight and vaginal dryness has not occurred. However, I do feel depressed a significant amount of time, and my sexual desire has drastically decreased. I feel bloated and uncomfortable a lot of the time. I am ready for a change, however, I hav yet to find a pill that will both help with acne and period pain the way Yasmin does. The recent warnings are also allarming. I've been reading reviews quite often but have yet to find a suitable substitute.
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