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Important Information About YASMIN
What makes YASMIN different from other birth control pills? It contains a different type of progestin (hormone) which may work with your body chemistry by affecting the excess sodium and water in your body while also maintaining, and in some cases increasing, your potassium. For healthy women this is not a problem. How can you be sure YASMIN is safe for you? Consult your doctor. You should not take YASMIN if you have kidney, liver or adrenal disease because this could cause serious heart and health problems. What drugs could interfere with
YASMIN? Potassium-increasing drugs. Tell your doctor if you are on daily, long-term treatment for a chronic condition with any of the following: NSAIDs-ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®, and others) when taken long-term and daily for arthritis or other diseases or conditions, Potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone and others), Potassium supplementation, ACE inhibitors (Capoten®,Vasotec®, Zestril®, and others), Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (Cozaar®, Diovan®, Avapro®, and others), and Heparin. Women who take any
of the preceding drugs every day should have their potassium level checked in the first month of taking YASMIN.
YASMIN is the only OC with the novel, dual-property progestin, drospirenone — the only progestin that has AntiMineralocorticoid and AntiAndrogenic* properties. Drospirenone represents a new class of progestins with an entirely different molecular structure and activity profile than the currently available progestins. Drospirenone is an analogue of spironolactone.
Clinically proven benefits of Yasmin®
YASMIN works like other combination OCs to prevent pregnancy by suppressing gonadotropins, inhibiting ovulation, and inducing changes in the cervical mucus and endometrium. With a corrected Pearl Index of 0.55, YASMIN is more than 99% effective — just as effective as other OCs. YASMIN provides excellent cycle control, with a low incidence of breakthrough bleeding and spotting. Overall, occurrences of breakthrough bleeding and spotting decreased significantly after the first 3 cycles.
Yasmin Worldwide experience
YASMIN is today's fastest growing OC and has been prescribed to more than one million women worldwide. In both the US and European clinical trials, a total of 2629 patients received YASMIN tablets — with contraceptive efficacy assessed in 33,160 total cycles.
Yasmin Proven tolerability profile
In clinical trials, YASMIN was shown to have a low incidence of adverse events that are typical of those associated with OC use. Blood pressure, lipids, glucose, electrolytes, and hematology values stayed within normal ranges in the majority of women in clinical trials.
YASMIN is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency, hepatic dysfunction, or adrenal insufficiency.
OCs do not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. The use of OCs is associated with increased risks of several serious side effects. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects; women who take OCs are strongly advised not to smoke.