Side Effects of Yasmin – Birth Control

Before taking Yasmin

Do not take Yasmin if you are allergic to drospirenone or ethinyl estradiol, or if you have:

  • uncontrolled high blood pressure, migraine headaches, or a heart valve disorder;
  • a history of stroke, blood clot, or circulation problems of diabetes;
  • kidney or liver disease;
  • adrenal gland disorder;
  • unusual vaginal bleeding;
  • any type of breast, uterine, or hormone-dependent cancer; or
  • a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills.

Before using Yasmin, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions.

  • high blood pressure or heart disease;
  • high cholesterol or if you are overweight;
  • liver cancer;
  • gallbladder disease;
  • diabetes;
  • seizures or epilepsy; or
  • a history of depression, irregular menstrual cycles, or history of breast or uterine cancer.

Yasmin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Yasmin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
  • stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • a breast lump; or
  • symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • breast pain, tenderness, or swelling;
  • freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, or loss of scalp hair;
  • changes in weight or appetite, swelling of your hands or feet;
  • problems with contact lenses;
  • vaginal itching or discharge; or
  • changes in your menstrual periods.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.