What is Yasmin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol

Yasmin® is a brand name for the combination of ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone. It is used for the prevention of pregnancy and for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD); and for the treatment of acne.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 17 13
General health 7 6
Polycystic ovary syndrome 5 0
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 3 2
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 3 5

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Yasmin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 4
Abdominal bloating 2
Major depressive disorder 2
Agitation with irritability 1
Crying 1
Excessive anger 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Yasmin

Dosage Patients
1 mixed monthly 2
3 mg-0.03 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Yasmin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 5
Personal research 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 3
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Yasmin

Duration

Currently taking Yasmin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Yasmin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 9
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Yasmin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Cyproterone-ethinyl estradiol (Dianette) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 1

Patients stopped taking Yasmin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 2
Cyproterone-ethinyl estradiol (Dianette) 1
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1
Metformin (Metformin ER) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Yasmin

Aug 24, 2008 (Started Jul 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg-0.03 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works wonders my time of the month comes and i fell better about that
Cost: < $25 monthly

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