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Yasmin vs Ocella

“BC” or birth control pills are one of the methods women can take advantage of when they obviously do not want to get pregnant or have babies. Birth control pills, also known as “The Pill” or oral contraceptive pills, contain hormones that inhibit or stop the woman’s ovulation or production of egg cells.

There are lots of birth control pills in the market developed by different pharmaceutical companies. One of the newer birth control drugs in the market today is Yasmin while Ocella is a new type of oral contraceptive.

Ocella and Yasmin are both brand names of oral contraceptive pills. Their generic names are Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.Both contain progestin and estrogen which are hormones that prevent ovulation.

Ocella is manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals while Yasmin is manufactured by Bayer. Ocella is a newer drug compared to Yasmin. In terms of pricing, Yasmin is more expensive than Ocella. It is retailed at $50 USD while Ocella is retailed at $15 USD which is obviously a big savings among women.

Both tablets are taken for 28 days for once a day. If a woman misses a dose, she should take it as soon as she remembers. If she misses it again, she should take two pills at the same time. If she forgets for the third time, she should already stop it and use another form of contraception. She can resume the pills the next cycle of the month.

Contraindications of these tablets include women who are smoking and are beyond 35 years old as this increases the risk for stroke and heart disease. They are also not being given to those with uncontrolled hypertension. Women with elevated triglycerides are not being prescribed this medication.

Women should also report and stop using this drug if jaundice occurs as this indicates liver toxicity. If severe headaches, migraines, and visual blurring occurs, one should also stop taking these pills. Women who are suspected of being pregnant should also not take pills as this may produce teratogenic effects on the unborn baby.

There are other forms of contraception available to women. You can ask your healthcare providers about it.

Summary:

1. Ocella and Yasmin are both brand names of oral contraceptive pills.
2. Ocella is manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals while Yasmin is manufactured by Bayer.
3. Ocella is a newer drug compared to Yasmin.
4. Yasmin is more expensive than Ocella.


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