Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol (Yamini) Tablets

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol are used in combination as a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives.

There are many different types of Hormonal Contraceptives. All Hormonal Contraceptives include versions of the female sex hormones estrogen and/or progesterone. The specific composition of these hormones varies between different types of Hormonal Contraceptives.

Hormones have a major impact on acne symptoms. Female sex hormones (eg. Estrogen, Progesterone) and male sex hormones (eg. Testosterone) control many important functions within the body. Use of Hormonal Contraceptives has been shown to improve acne in some women and worsen it in others, with comparable frequency. Hormonal Contraceptives may improve acne symptoms in some women by blocking the effect of androgen (male) hormones. Androgen hormones can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands and sebum production, which can contribute to the development of acne.

Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Medications

Beyaz, Ocella, Sayfral, Yamini, Yasmin, YAZ, Zarah

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Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Femilon) Tablets

Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol are used in combination as a Hormonal Contraceptive (birth control) medication. Hormonal contraceptives are not frequently used as a primary treatment for acne, but many women report substantial changes in their acne symptoms after starting use of Hormonal Contraceptives.

There are many different types of Hormonal Contraceptives. All Hormonal Contraceptives include versions of the female sex hormones estrogen and/or progesterone. The specific composition of these hormones varies between different types of Hormonal Contraceptives.

Hormones have a major impact on acne symptoms. Female sex hormones (eg. Estrogen, Progesterone) and male sex hormones (eg. Testosterone) control many important functions within the body. Use of Hormonal Contraceptives has been shown to improve acne in some women and worsen it in others, with comparable frequency. Hormonal Contraceptives may improve acne symptoms in some women by blocking the effect of androgen (male) hormones. Androgen hormones can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands and sebum production, which can contribute to the development of acne.

Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Medications

Azurette, Caziant, Cyclessa, Desolon, Femilon, Kariva, Gianvi, Mircette, Reclipsen, Velivet.

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Hormonal Contraceptives

Birth Control Pills

Hormonal Contraceptives are medications that are used to prevent unintended pregnancies. There are many different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, but most contain the hormones Estrogen and/or Progesterone. The activity of the sebaceous glands, and other aspects of skin biology, are responsive to sex hormones. Hormonal Contraceptives can improve acne symptoms for some individuals, but can worsen symptoms for others.

Below is our ranked list of Hormonal Contraceptive medications for use as acne treatments. Our ranking system (Scale: 1 {BAD} to 100 {GOOD}) is based on patient reports, clinical research results and other sources. Click on a Hormonal Contraceptive to learn more about that particular medication.