is a drospirenone drug used as an oral contraceptive. It also contains ethinyl estradiol. Its production started in 2001. It was the first oral contraceptive which used drospirenone, which is classified as a “fourth generation” synthetic progestin. In 2006 Bayer marketed a nearly Kd 7 Elite identical drug called Yaz. Yaz contains 3mg of drospirenone and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet, where as Yasmin contains 3 mg of drospirenone and 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet. Generic versions of these drugs are also available in the market.

Both these medicines produce side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches and weight gain, which were common in most contraceptives. But clinical trials have identified other, more severe side effects. It has been revealed that drospirenone when combined with ethinyl estradiol can causes a large increase in potassium levels in the blood. It can lead to resulting in heart attacks and other severe health problems. Both these drugs contain drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.

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