Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol (Systemic)
Brand Names : Yasmin
Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol(draw-SPEER-a-none and
This medicine is known also as the
Pill, OCs, BCs, BC tablets, or birth control pills. This medicine usually
contains two types of hormones, estrogens (ES-troh-jenz )
and progestins (proh-JES-tins)
and, when taken properly,
prevents pregnancy. It works by stopping a woman's egg from fully developing
each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization is prevented.
Although oral contraceptives have other effects that help prevent a pregnancy
from occurring, this is the main action.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
*† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.