|Chemical name: Estradiol/Drospirenone
Brand name: Yasmin
Typical dosage: 3mg/0.03mg
Typical type: Tablet
Yasmin is a medication used for birth control. Yasmin is available as a brand name drug or as a generic and comes as an oral tablet.
Yasmin is a medication that contains a combination of the active ingredients Estradiol and Drospirenone. Yasmin is used for birth control and typically comes in a 28-day pack and a 21-day pack.
Yasmin stops ovulation, thickens cervical mucus and creates an unfavorable environment in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is taken once daily.
Common side effects include change in appetite, weight gain, headache, upset stomach or throwing up, cramps, bloating, period changes, spotting, enlarged breasts, tender breasts, feeling tired or weak and a lowered interest in sex.
Although some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may not cover Yasmin, some plans may cover the generic version, Estradiol/Drospirenone.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Estradiol/Drospirenone.
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Take Ethambutol at the same time of day. Take this medication at the same time every day. If you stop taking Ethambutol before your doctor tells you to, the tuberculosis infection may not heal or can get worse.
Avoid taking any medications with aluminum within 4 hours of taking Ethambutol.
Ethambutol can cause changes in eyesight. Let your doctor know if you experience any changes in eyesight. This usually goes away when Ethambutol is stopped, however loss of eyesight has happened.
Also tell your doctor if you experience any symptoms of liver problems, like stomach pain or yellowing of the eyes and skin.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.