Generic Yasmin Low-Dose Birth Control (Prescription Product)
Generic Yasmin, also widely known as Ocella, Zarah, and Syeda, is a low-dose combination birth control pill. Low-dose birth control pills may be preferred by women who have had uncomfortable side effects from birth control pills containing higher amounts of estrogen. Each pack of generic Yasmin contains 28 pills. Choose your quantity of packs below, up to 6 packs.
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Low-dose generic Yasmin may produce fewer side effects
The popular birth control pill Yasmin (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a low-dose birth control pill, which may be preferred by women who have experienced unpleasant side-effects from birth control pills with higher amounts of estrogen. Additionally, the progestin in generic Yasmin, drospirenone, may help improve acne in some women. Your physician will decide which birth control pill is best for you. The good news is that you have a lot of choices.
To clarify, Yasmin is also sold under the brand names Ocella, Zarah, and Syeda. Additionally, it is important to note that the name Yasmin is similar to "Yaz," another widely popular birth control pill. However, Yasmin is low-dose, while Yasmin is ultra-low-dose. If you are looking for Yaz or are considering it you may find it here.
What is generic Yasmin?
Generic Yasmin contains 3mg drospirenone and 0.03mg (30 micrograms) of ethinyl estradiol. It is a monophasic COC birth control pill. Generic Yasmin and other oral contraceptives that do not change the balance of the active ingredients in the pills through the cycle are called monophasic birth control pills. In addition, birth control pills that contain more than one type of hormone are called combination oral contraceptives (COC).
What are the benefits of low-dose birth control pills?
Low-dose and ultra-low-dose birth control pills may be more tolerable for women who have had side effects from higher doses of estrogen in other birth control pills. Women can expect lighter periods with low-dose and ultra-low-dose birth control pills.
There are 3 categories of COC: standard dose, low-dose, and ultra-low-dose. A standard dose birth control pill may have between 35-40 micrograms (mcg) of estrogen. Birth control pills that have 35mcg or less of estrogen are considered "low dose". Ultra-low-dose birth control pills contain 20mcg or less of estrogen.
How does generic Yasmin work?
The active ingredients estrogen and progestin prevent both ovulation and the sperm from reaching the egg.
Also, if the first two strategies of preventing pregnancy do not work, there's a last line of defense. For the particularly strong "swimmer" and a very eager egg who do succeed at fertilization, the egg will have a "tough" time attaching to the uterus. How's that? Ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone in the pill prevent the thickening of the uterine lining which is required for the attachment of a fertilized egg.
Although no contraceptive is 100% effective, drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol is considered 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, when taken as instructed.
What happens if I miss a dose of generic Yasmin?
Refer to the full prescribing and instructions provided with your prescription but below is a quick summary
One slip up Missed 1 day of active pill: Take 2 pills as soon as you remember. Resume your regular schedule the next day
Really missed some pills: If you miss 2 active pills in a row during your 1st or 2nd week, catch up by taking 2 pills per day for the next two consecutive days. 2 days in a row. After that, resume your regular daily schedule. It's recommended to use a non-hormonal back-up contraceptive method for at least 7 days following the missed pills.
Uh oh. Toss the pack. During week 3 if you forget two pills in a row, discard the pack and start a new pack when you normally start your pack (either on a Sunday or the day following the last day of your period.)
If you miss 3 active pills in a row in Week 1, 2, or 3, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack on the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack that day.
Missed pills can cause you to spot or miss a period during that cycle. If you miss a period during the next months for 2 months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.
What are some off-label uses for generic Yasmin?
- May improve acne in some women
- May reduce the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancer
- May reduce the risk of developing ovarian cysts
- May reduce pain during menstruation
- May help regulate periods
To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.
|Is a Prescription Product||Yes|
|Use or Effects||Birth Control|
|Drug Class/Pharmacology||Estrogen, Progestin/Estrogen Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)|
For complete patient information, refer to the enclosed pamphlet included with your prescription.
Generic Yasmin is a Combination Oral Contraceptive (COC). Brand name Yasmin is also sold under the brand and generic names Ocella, Zarah, Syeda, Gianvi, Loryna, Nikki, Ocella, Syeda and Vestura.
Partial list of precautions include:
This medicine can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. You are even more at risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are overweight. Your risk of stroke or blood clot is highest during your first year of taking birth control pills. Your risk is also high when you restart birth control pills after not taking them for 4 weeks or longer.
Smoking can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Your risk increases the older you are and the more you smoke. You should not take this medicine if you smoke and are over 35 years old.
Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss 2 menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking this medicine
No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.
This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.
Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.