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Brand name: Yasmin

Yasmin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) drospirenone + ethinylestradiol. On this page you will find out more about Yasmin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: drospirenone + ethinylestradiol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Yasmin (21 x 3 mg/30 microgram tablets, 7 x inert tablets), 3 x 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS: Yasmin is indicated for use as an oral contraceptive.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 x 28 tablets: 21 active with 7 placebo: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 x 28 tablets: 21 active with 7 placebo: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 x 28 tablets: 21 active with 7 placebo: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 x 28 tablets: 21 active with 7 placebo: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Small, round white tablet
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Light yellow, round and biconvex film-coated tablet with 'DO' embossed on one side in a regular hexagon
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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