Jasmin versus Femulen contraceptive pill

Patient : I am 43 years of age and a smoker, approx 20 a day. I was prescribed Femulen by my doctor in the UK but have now moved to Portugal and cannot get it here, I have been told Jasmin is similair which I can get here. I need to know what is the most similair and best pill taking into account my age and the fact I smoke.
Doctor :   Femulen is a contraceptive pill containing only progestogen, also called progestogen-only pill or mini pill. This pill i s safer for women who are older than 35. It is also safer for women who smoke, have high blood pressure, are overweight or have a history of blood clots. Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. If you have a high blood pressure, smoke, increased weight, headaches and risk for stroke, I would suggest that you consult your doctor for contraceptive pill containing only progestogen.

Related Q&A

Q: I am taking Neurorubine - Forte and have experienced lack of eye focus and trembling in the arms ... is this a side a...

Q: I am 20 years old, female, newly(1month) on tri-estarylla. I have always had uneven breast where my left was signific...

Q: I took notheristone back in August and since then, my period has changed its date from when it was. Will my period go...

Q: I recently started taking the pill for the first time. I read online to take it on the first day of bleeding which i ...

Q: Hello. Ive been taking Lo Loestrin Fe for exactly a year to this month now. The first 2 or 3 months i bled a lot, the...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews