Yasmin is a medication that when used properly is able to help women who want to prevent ovulation from occurring. Ovulation is a process when the egg is released from the ovaries. The drug can also cause alterations in a women’s cervical and uteral lining. What this is going to do is make it much more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and it will also make it tougher for a fertilized egg to attach itself to the uterus.
The main use of this medication is to help women who want to prevent pregnancy. Even though this is the case, it’s not a means to prevent STDs. You’ll still have to make sure you’re safe when having sex if you want to prevent STDs and other problems from occurring. Even though when this medication is used the right way it has a pretty good degree of effectiveness, it works better when male contraception is also used (condoms).
Yasmin is relatively safe as long as it’s used the way it’s supposed to, but of course not every women is going to react to it the same. Some women will find that they experience very little issues when on it while others might find themselves having to switch to something else altogether. This isn’t because the birth control doesn’t work, but it might cause varying forms of discomfort to a degree where some women won’t be able to sustain use.
Yasmin can also be utilized for purposes that weren’t mentioned above, but you’ll have to speak to a doctor about this.
If a women decides to make use of Yasmin as their form of birth control, then what are some of the minor potential side effects they might face as a result?
Serious allergic reactions that come with symptoms such as hives, a hard time breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
Feeling tired or irritable
Changes in your menstrual periods
Decreased sex drive
Symptoms of depression – sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes
What are some of the serious potential side effects a women might face if she decides to use Yasmin as her birth control option?
Signs of a stroke
Signs of a blood clot – chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, coughing up blood, swelling or warmth in one or both legs
Heart attack symptoms – chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating
Liver problems – severe stomach pain, fever, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
A change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
A breast lump
There are many different types of birth control a women can decide to take that will be effective in preventing pregnancy. If you decide to go with Yasmin though it’s a proven and relatively safe option. Even though the list of potential side effects might seem high, the serious ones are very rare and usually happen only in cases where the drug isn’t being taken the right way. There are also instances where the more serious side effects of Yasmin happen when a women is taking other medication she failed to tell a doctor about and a negative interaction is occurring.