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Taking yasmin for acne but now have dry facial skin and red face cheeks?

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Rajive Goel 21 Sep 2010

Yasmin is not approved to treat acne. However, Yaz, a similar birth control pill that contains the same active ingredients in slightly different strengths, is approved to treat acne. Logically, it is reasonable to assume that Yasmin is also safe and effective for treating acne. Both medications contain drospirenone, a progesterone hormone that works to counteract the effects of testosterone and other male hormones. These male hormones are present in all women in low amounts and may cause acne. Yaz (and therefore Yasmin) probably work to treat acne by working against these male hormones.

It could be the side effects of taking Yasmin, please do seek medical advice from the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med, take care & be well.

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