Another Generic Yasmin Now Available

Mylan has launched a generic equivalent to Bayer's Yasmin birth control tablets.

Mylan has launched a generic equivalent to Bayer’s Yasmin birth control tablets.

The generic drospirenone 3 mg/ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg are indicated to prevent pregnancy in women who choose it as a method of contraception.

Patients taking this oral contraceptive should be counseled not to smoke, as doing so increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from its use.

The most common side effects associated with Yasmin and its generic equivalents are breast pain, headache, irregular menstrual periods, and nausea. Some women may also experience longer, heavier periods and unusual tiredness.

Sandoz introduced its Syeda generic equivalent to Yasmin in 2011, and Novast Labs launched its Yaela generic in 2014.