Trying out Yasmin BC
A few days ago I went to pick up my monthly prescription refill for the birth control pill I've been taking for the past few months. I usually get Ocella, which is the generic for Yasmin, and I pay $0 for a month's supply. Maybe you can imagine my surprise when the pharmacist told me it would be $56! Hm. Apparently the nurse at the Ob-gyn office had written the prescription for Yasmin, but didn't put the "substitute for generic" as they usually do. Not a big deal, I guess. I mean, I don't pay for it myself, we use the HSA card from my dad's health insurance. Plus I've read that although the main ingredients in the brand name and generic may be the same, the filler ingredients used in the generic can cause side effects for some people. I haven't really experienced any side effects from the Ocella, but maybe the Yasmin will help clear up my acne even faster?
When I first started taking the pill in January 2014, I was first given Microgestin. Oh my god. I quickly developed the worst skin I ever had. As soon as they switched me to Ocella my skin started clearing up quick. I love this pill. It regulates my periods, clears my skin up, hasn't caused weight gain. There's a discount if you purchase a 90-day supply of the Yasmin so if I like this I may stick with it. I see my doctor in 2 weeks so we'll see what happens.
Do any of you take the birth control pill Yasmin? And if so, have you noticed a difference between the brand name and the generic?
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