Yaz and Yasmin are both very popular and highly effective birth control programs. While they share many similarities, they also have some differences to take into account before choosing one over the other.
Both Yaz and Yasmin prevent pregnancy with an effectiveness rate of more than 99 percent and are the only birth control pills on the market to use drospirenone. They are both combination pills that use a combination of the hormones drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. They operate on a monophasic cycle which means the active pills all contain the same dose of hormones and the inactive pills are taken to simply keep you remembering to stay on your program.
One difference between Yaz and Yasmin is in the number of active in earch set. Yasmin is a 28-pill pack with 21 active pills and seven placebo pills where as Yaz has 24 active pills and only four placebo pills. Yaz markets the idea of shorter periods. Even though it operates on a 28-day cycle, since there are only 4 placebos, Yaz regulates the woman to a shorter period term.
Both Yaz and Yasmin have also been recommended for the treatment of acne, and have been proven to alleviates certain bothersome side effects often associated with the monthly cycle. Both are also recommend to help lighten periods.
Both Yaz and Yasmin potential side effects. Most common side effects are mild and range from breast tenderness to mood swings, nausea and weight gain. Check with your doctor for a full run down on possible side effects.
Updated: February 11th 2017: Blood clots, stroke and other dangerous side effects associated with the use of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills are driving more than 10,000 U.S. patients to file lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
According to DrugWatch.com Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to several complications that include: heart attack, gallbladder disease and pulmonary embolism (blockages in the lungs).152