Yaz vs Yasmin
It is true that both Yaz and Yasmin are fourth generation birth control pills made by the same pharmaceuticals, but there certainly is difference between the two. It is always important to know about the difference between them in case you are using either. Yaz comes in a pack of 24 pink tablets and four white tablets. Yasmin comes in a pack of 21 yellow tablets and seven white tablets. White tablets are inactive pills.
Both the Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that contain estradiol and drospirenone, but Yasmin contains more of estradiol than Yaz. It is important to know that Yaz contains only 20mcg of estadiol whereas Yasmin contains 30msg of estadiol. You might wonder what estadiol is. It is actually a hormone (estrogen) that helps in sexual functioning and is found in the ovaries of females although it is found to a certain level in males too. Drospirenone (a kind of progesterone) is the one that makes the difference between these two pills from the other contraceptives. Drospirenone works against testosterone and other male hormones.
How the pills work also same, they prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation and also by altering the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. However, the dosage of Yaz and Yasmin differs by a large margin. Yasmin is normally prescribed for a period of three weeks or 21 days, whereas Yaz is supposed to be consumed for a period of 24 days, one tablet taken a day. In fact Yaz has 24 pills and 4 inactive pills called placebos. The combination is meant to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms that trouble you during your cycles.
As a matter of fact Yasmin too is consumed with a combination of 7 inactive pills. The purposes or the indications for which these medications are to be used differ too. A physician prescribes Yasmin primarily to prevent pregnancy in women. Yaz on the other hand is also prescribed to alleviate premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
One of the main benefits of Yaz is that it is prescribed for young women that have just started their cycles to combat mild acne. Yasmin on the other hand is not prescribed as a medication for acne. The two medications differ when it comes to their side effects too. Yaz is known to cause severe side effects whereas Yasmin is known to cause side effects such as ailments of gall bladder and blood clots in the legs.
Both Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives, contain estradiol and drospirenone.
But Yasmin contains more of estradiol than Yaz; 30msg and 20msg respectively.
Both work the same way in preventing pregnancy.
Yaz comes in a pack of 24 pink tablets and four white inactive tablets.
Yasmin comes in a pack of 21 yellow tablets and seven white inactive tablets.
The differences are in the dosage and usage. Yaz is taken for 24 days with a combination of 4 days of inactive tablet, and Yasmin is taken for 21 days with a combination of 7days inactive tablets.
Yaz has other usage too. It’s prescribed as a medication for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne in women.
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