If you’ve experienced negative side effects from other pills, or if you’re just starting birth control for the first time, give Yasmin a try! We love it here at Nurx™ for its relatively low dose of estrogen. As a bonus, the type of progestin found in Yasmin is proven to combat hormone-based acne. You’ll benefit from so much more than mere pregnancy prevention. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Yasmin is not the pill for you. Our experts can help you find a different pill that’s perfectly suited to every woman’s needs.
Yasmin is a hormone-based birth control pill that uses a combination strategy that’s quite common. This means Yasmin contains two hormones, progestin and estrogen, that work together to make your body think it’s already pregnant. This helps prevent a genuine pregnancy. Yasmin is a top brand that’s often recommended by our experts.See full product details
- Does Yasmin Cause Weight Gain?
It's a common misconception that hormone-based birth control causes weight gain, but recent studies show that this is a myth. Water retention and enlarged breasts are often what's mistaken for weight gain.
- Are Yaz and Yasmin the Same Thing?
While both are made by Bayer and approved for birth control purposes, there are several differences between Yasmin and Yaz. The hormone levels found in Yaz are a little different, plus it's been approved to treat acne and PMDD. Yasmin may help with these, but it's not specifically approved as a medical treatment for either.
- Can I Take Yasmin With Other Medications?
Generally, yes. Meds that contain hormones, however, may cause bad reactions when combined with Yasmin. They can also reduce Yasmin's ability to prevent pregnancy. This is why it's so important to go over anything you're taking, including over-the-counter drugs, recreational drugs, and herbal supplements, with your doctor or one of our Nurx professionals before starting. Specific medications that may interfere with Yasmin include aromatase inhibitors, anti-cancer meds, and drugs used for chronic hepatitis C. Yasmin may raise your potassium levels, so be sure to discuss anything else that does the same thing (like ibuprofen, naproxen, or ACE inhibitors).
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Every hormone-based birth control pill comes with a chance of side effects, including Yasmin. Fortunately, most of the common ones are mild and only experienced by about one out of four women. These include breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, irregular periods, spotting, elevated blood pressure, and swollen ankles or feet. Serious side effects are extremely rare but have been documented. These include blood clots, heart disease, vision changes, migraines, coughing up blood, unusual sweating, confusion, lumps in the breast, severe stomach pain, yellowed eyes or skin, and mood changes. Stroke-like symptoms can also appear, like dizziness, fainting, slurred speech, or weakness on one side of the body. While these sound scary, keep in mind that they're very uncommon. Also, positive side effects are often experienced by many women. Yasmin may help clear up your skin or regulate your mood swings. These issues are often hormonal in nature, and Yasmin may help.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Yasmin?
As with any birth control pill, you should consult your doctor or one of our professionals before you take Yasmin. They can help you determine if you're at a high risk for an allergic reaction, which could result in itching, hives, rashes, trouble breathing, or swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue. Overall, the risk of allergic reactions to Yasmin (and most forms of oral contraceptives) is quite low. Diabetics should be careful to monitor their blood sugar levels when taking Yasmin. Increased thirst or more frequent urination could be a sign that Yasmin is affecting your diabetes. Some medical issues may raise some red flags. Be sure to mention if you have a history of heart disease, blood clots, cancer, severe headaches, kidney or liver problems, high cholesterol, or depression.
- Is Yasmin Easy to Get?
Yes! It's a safe and popular option that's available at just about any pharmacy. It does require a doctor's prescription, though. We make it easy by partnering with real doctors in every state we work in. They can provide a prescription right over the internet. Your Yasmin is then sent directly to you in the mail. It's the ultimate in privacy, safety, and discretion. We also accept many different insurance providers, and we're endlessly working on expanding the list. Even if Yasmin isn't covered by your insurance or you choose to pay for it directly, there are generic options to choose from. They're sold under the names Femelle CD, Syeda, Zarah, and Ocella.
- How Is Yasmin Used?
Yasmin is a pill that's taken daily. You should pick a certain time of day and take your pill at the same time each day. Taking your pill at different times may cause Yasmin to become less effective at stopping pregnancy. This product is available as either Yasmin 21 or Yasmin 28. With Yasmin 21, you take yellow pills every day until you run out, then begin a new pack seven days later. With Yasmin 28, you take 21 yellow active pills then seven white placebo pills (that serve as a reminder to take them daily).