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Yasmin® may be used for contraception, acne or other medical conditions as suggested by your doctor.
Yasmin® is a product that contains 21 tablets. This means that you need to take one tablet every day for 21 days. This is followed by 7 days where you take no tablets.
If you missed a tablet for less than 12 hours from your usual time
If you missed a tablet for more than 12 hours from your usual time
If a dose is missed
Common side effects include mood changes, headache, migraine, nausea, breast pain or tenderness, menstrual disorders, bleeding between periods, thick whitish vaginal discharge and vaginal yeast infection.
Rare but serious side effects include malignancies and the chance of harmful blood clots in the vein or artery such as heart attack, stroke and blood clots in the leg, foot or lung. The chance may increase if you have other medical conditions that may increase the risk. Please seek medical attention if you think you have symptoms of blood clot or malignancies. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of a blood clot like chest pain or pressure; coughing up blood; shortness of breath; swelling, warmth, numbness, change of colour, or pain in a leg or arm; or trouble speaking or swallowing.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Always inform your health care professionals that you are on this medication as some medications may affect the effectiveness of this medication. Please seek medical attention if you think you have symptoms of blood clots or malignancies.
If you vomit within 3-4 hours of taking a tablet or you have severe diarrhoea, there is a risk that the active substances in the pill will not be fully taken up by your body. The situation is almost the same as forgetting a tablet. After vomiting or diarrhoea, take another tablet from a reserve strip as soon as possible. If possible, take it within 12 hours of when you normally take your pill.
This medication may potentially interact with a number of medications such as anastrozole, medicines for hepatitis, boceprevir, dasabuvir, exemestane, tranexamic acid, ulipristal etc.
Kindly consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure whether there are any potential interactions with your current medications.
The above information answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.