I had a severe migraine in the first week of taking the Yasmin pill for the first time, my migraine was so severe I was being sick and had to go to the hospital could this be from the Yasmin pill?
Yes, it is a serious side effect: "a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches"
Some side effects of Yasmin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or health care specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using birth control pills and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden and severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;
a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches ;
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
a breast lump; or
symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes).
Less serious side effects of drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol may include:
mild nausea (especially when you first start taking this medicine), vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
breast tenderness or swelling, nipple discharge;
freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
changes in weight or appetite;
problems with contact lenses;
vaginal itching or discharge; or
changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Click on the link for more information:
- Yasmin Information for Consumers
- Yasmin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Yasmin (detailed)
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