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Does Yasmin Make You Gain Weight?

Yasmin® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill. It has long been thought that oral contraceptives can cause weight gain, which may leave many women to wonder, "Does Yasmin make you gain weight?"
In clinical studies, weight gain was not reported as a common side effect of Yasmin. Common side effects are classified as those that occur in more than 1 percent of people. Recent data suggests that birth control pills probably do not cause weight gain. Although women taking oral contraceptives often gain weight, this is probably not caused by birth control pills.
If you gain weight while taking Yasmin, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may also recommend other lifestyle changes or suggest another method of birth control.
(Click Yasmin and Weight Gain for more information on this topic and to find out what you can do to help with any undesired weight gain.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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