In Addition, Who Shouldn't Take YAZ or YASMIN? YAZ and YASMIN each contain drosperinone®, a different kind of hormone that for some may increase potassium too much. Therefore, you should not take YAZ or YASMIN if you have kidney, liver, or adrenal disease because this could cause serious heart and health problems. Tell your doctor if you are on daily long-term treatment for a chronic condition such as cardiovascular disease or chronic inflammatory disease. Women who take certain drugs (see below) should have their potassium levels checked in the first month of taking YAZ or YASMIN.
What Drugs May Increase Potassium? 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), aldosterone antagonists, and heparin.
What Are The Risks Involved With Taking Any Oral Contraceptive (OC)?
OCs do not protect against HIV infection or other STDs.
Frequent (greater than 1%) side effects, which may or may not be related to YASMIN, reported during the YASMIN clinical trials included:
headache, menstrual disorder, breast pain, stomach pain, nausea, vaginal discharge, flu syndrome, acne, vaginal yeast infection, depression, diarrhea, weakness, painful menstrual period, back pain, infection, sore throat, bleeding between menstrual periods, migraine, vomiting, dizziness, nervousness, vaginal infection, sinus infection, bladder infection, bronchitis, inflammation of the intestines an
|SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
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