Ocella Birth Control for Acne

Background

Yasmin is a combination birth control pill from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The other generic name for this medication is Ocella. It is also claimed to be the only treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a premenstrual condition that affects women both physically and emotionally. For those who choose Ocella for birth control, it also acts as a treatment for moderate acne. Ocella is a combination pill which has both estrogen and progestin in synthetic forms and is effective in birth control and assists in the following:

  • Shorter and lighter periods
  • Regularizing the menstrual cycle
  • Reducing cramps
  • Clinical treatment of moderate acne

 

Ingredients

 

Ocella has ingredients like drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol which are used as a combination to prevent pregnancy. Both these drugs have been clinically proven to treat moderate acne in women who have started menstruating and are more than 14 years of age. Ocella is prescribed for birth control if the patient so desires, and it treats acne additionally. However it is not prescribed solely for acne treatment only.

Ethinyl estradiol is known to be a type of bio-active estrogen which helps in managing menopausal symptoms in women. It is also approved by FDA. This drug is generally prescribed to be taken orally and is absorbed by the small intestine of the body.

It is also recommended that Ocella is taken under medical supervision only. It contains the unique hormone, drsp (drospirenone) which increases the potassium content in your body and may lead to aggravating any existing kidney, liver or heart diseases.

 

Website

 

We at Best acne treatment found the website brief and lacking in information. The home page has information on the product ingredients and prescribing information. The website has links like Physician Prescribing Info, Patient Prescribing Info and Contact Us and Terms of Use.

The color schemes used for the website background are suitably attractive and navigation is easy. Stressing on the safety information and risks involved, by mentioning it on every page is also useful for the patient or visitor who would want to be informed about the side effects.

The website contains a link to a website and a toll free number, where any user can report the side effects of the medication if required.

Lifestyle

 

Ocella is a unique birth control pill since it contains the hormone, progestin drospirenone. However this ingredient is known to increase potassium content in the body. You are advised to refrain from this medication if you already suffer from heart or liver illness.

Pros

 

Ocella is claimed to be the only birth control pill that is effective in treating the physical as well as emotional problems related to Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). This is a mood disorder that affects women during the menstrual cycle and needs attention and care.

 

Cons

 

A long list of side effects has been stated in the website which was experienced during the trial of the drug. The chances of experiencing any one or multiple of these symptoms are rated as more than 1%. It should also be noted that this pill does not help in preventing any type of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as AIDS. It has also been clearly stated that Ocella cannot be used for treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

No information regarding product pricing is present in the website. The website does not have any before & after pictures of patients who have used the product.

The website does not contain any online shopping facilities which might be disappointing for patients who prefer to shop online, from the comforts of their home