Yasmin Side Effects

November 12, 2012

Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin side effects can include experiencing some breakthrough bleeding. Should the breakthrough bleeding carry on continuously and/or is heavy make an appointment with your doctor. It is also important to be breast aware, therefore check for any lumps on the breasts yourself. Because of these risks breast check ups are a requirement when taking yasmin.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much yasmin. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding. Yasmin should not be taken if you smoke and are over 35 years of age. Smoking raises the risk of a heart attack, blood clots and stroke and the risk is increased if birth control pills are also taken. Yasmin will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases -including HIV and AIDS therefore using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.

If you experience an allergic reaction to yasmin, seek immediate attention, especially if there is swelling of the tongue or throat and have difficulty with breathing. Should this occur stop taking yasmin.

Indications of yasmin side effects may develop as a lump in the breast, stomach pain, migraines, depression, jaundice, lack of appetite, numbness, weakness, inability to balance correctly, chest pain, pain which spreads to the shoulder or arm, sweating, and feeling ill.

Other yasmin side effects which do not require immediate attention may show as irregularity of menstrual periods, swelling and tenderness along with pain in the breasts, discharge or itching in the vagina, loss of head hair and body hair growth increasing. The skin of the face may get darker and freckles may appear.

Prior to taking yasmin make sure you have no allergic reactions to drospirenone or ethinyl estradiol. Yasmin should not be taken if you have disease of the kidney or liver, diabetes, adrenal, heart valve disorders, migraine, uncontrolled high blood pressure, history of stroke and blood clots, unusual vaginal bleeding, cancers of breast, uterine or hormone dependent or jaundice caused by birth control pills.

Levels of potassium in the blood can be raised by drospiernone and other illnesses may influence these levels. Inform your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions as well as any other serious illnesses.

If you are taking yasmin and become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately as birth defects can occur. Hormones in this medication can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby and it can reduce production of breast milk. Yasmin works as a contraceptive by stopping ovulation from occurring. It alters the lining of the cervix and uterus, which in turn makes it more difficult for sperm to get to the uterus and causes difficulty for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Women who have started their menstrual cycle and are aged over 14 can take yasmin to treat mild to moderate acne. Some drugs can make yasmin less effective, which may result in pregnancy.

Other drugs may cause yasmin side effects therefore before taking it tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products and medications prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Although yasmin side effects occur it should be noted yasmin can be used to treat muscle ache, headaches and weight gain. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder can be treated by taking yasmin. It is also effective when the patient has difficulty with concentrating, lethargy, changes in eating and sleeping patterns and is feeling anxious.

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