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Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Yasmin. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Menstrual problems or changes
- Breast pain
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Drug Interactions With YasminYasmin can interact with a number of other medications (see Yasmin Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Yasmin if you have:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Very high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Yasmin and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Yasmin and Breastfeeding).