Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

  • Combined Oral Contraceptive
  • Active Ingredient: Drospirenone (Progestogen) And Ethinylestradiol (Oestrogen)
  • Over 99% Effective Pregnancy Control Method
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription



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Contraceptive Pill Yasmin

The contraceptive pill Yasmin is used for the prevention of pregnancies and can also be used during the menopause, aiding hormonal therapy. The yellow tablets contain two small amounts of different hormones- drospirenone and ethinylestradiol which makes this a combination pill.

Yasmin Birth Control Pills contain 21 yellow tablets each containing 3mg DRSP and 0.003 mg EE and seven inert white tablets. They are contained in blister packs with each pack holding 28 film coated tablets.

Yasmin works to prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle. It can be over 99% effective in preventing a pregnancy when taken correctly and as directed by the patient information leaflet included with the medication.

To learn more about different contraceptive methods and guides, click here.

How to Use Yasmin

  • Take Yasmin every day for 21 days, naturally concluding the course
  • Each packet of Yasmin contraceptive pill has strips of 21 pills- these are marked with a specified day
  • Ensure that you take the pill at the same time, every day
  • You should begin the course by taking one marked with the correct current day of the week
  • Each strip will have arrows guiding you to the next contraceptive pill, taking one each day until the course is finished
  • Each pill should be swallowed whole (not chewed) – taken with water if needed
  • Once the course is finished, have 7 days of pill-free days.

After taking the course of pills in the strip you must have 7 days without taking any pills- for example if your last pill is taken on a Friday, the first pill from the next pack will be taken on the Saturday the following week.

Within a few days of taking the last pill from the strip, you should experience a withdrawal bleed (like a period). This bleed may still be occurring when you begin the next strip of pills.

If you have taken the pills correctly and being the next strip of pills on time, you should not need to use extra contraception during the 7 pill free days.

For more in depth information please refer to your patient information leaflet.

Yasmin Pills Benefits

When taking Yasmin, you may experience some benefits (though they will not be experienced by everyone) some of which include:

  • Improvements in symptoms such as bloating, swelling or weight gain relating to fluid retention.
  • Increased regularity of periods and lighter periods. This sometimes can result in a decrease in anaemia (iron deficiency).
  • Period pain reduction

Yasmin Pill Side Effects

As with any medication side effects can occur when taking Yasmin but these do not affect everyone. If you experience any of the side effects, or these become severe or persistent, please consult your doctor.

Common side effects include:

  • Depressive mood
  • Headache/migraine
  • Nausea
  • Breast pain/breast tenderness
  • menstrual disorders- bleeding between periods
  • thick whitish vaginal discharge
  • vaginal yeast infection

Uncommon side effects include:

  • Breast enlargement
  • Altered interest in sex
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Yasmin pill acne
  • severe itching
  • skin rash
  • hair loss
  • Vaginal infection
  • Fluid retention
  • Body weight changes/Yasmin Pill weight gain

Rare Side Effects include:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Asthma
  • Breath secretion
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin conditions such as erythema nodosum or erythema multiforme
  • Harmful blood clots in a vein or artery, areas such as the leg, foot, lung or heart attack.

Yasmin Missed Pill

A missed pill is categorised as 24 hours late so you must complete the following if you miss one of your Yasmin pills

  • If one pill is missed or you start a new pack a day late, take the pill you missed as soon as possible (even if this means taking two pills at the same time). Continue taking the rest of the pack as normal.
  • If two pills are missed or you forget to start a new pack two or more days late, you will not be protected from pregnancy. Take the last pill you missed as soon as possible (even if this means taking two pills at the same time). Leave the others that were missed. You should then continue taking the pills, once every day, as normal. It’s advised that you don’t have sex for the next seven days.
  • If the pills you missed were in the last week of the pack, finish the pack as usual but then start a new pack straight away without a break. This will mean that you will need to skip your pill-free week.
  • If any unprotected sex occurred in the seven days before you missed pills, taking the morning after pill may be required. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

Alternatives to Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

Alternatives to Yasmin Contraceptive Pill include:

  • Ocella
  • Dianette
  • Marvelon
  • Femodette

Combined Oral Contraceptive

The combined pill is another term for the pill, with the combined pill containing two artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone which are produced naturally in the ovaries. The combined pill as a prevention of becoming pregnant is effective by 99%.

The recommended way to use the pill is to take one every day for 21 days then have a break for 7 days, during which time you should have a period. After 7 days you begin to take the pill again.

It is advised to take the pill at the same time every day to form a routine, otherwise there is a risk of pregnancy, particularly if you miss a pill or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.

Please note that some medicines can affect the efficiency of the pill so you should consult your doctor before taking any other tablets.

If you suffer from heavy or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill can be an effective medication to help ease your symptoms.

Please note that the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so you would require a condom to protect against this.

How the combined pill works

  • It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation)
  • It thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
  • It thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow

There are a variety of brands of pill- these are made up of three main types:

Monophasic 21-day pills

The most common type of pill which has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are all examples of this type of pill.

Phasic 21-day pills

Phasic pills contain two to three sections of different coloured pills within a pack with each section containing a different level of hormones. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. It is important that Phasic pills are taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.

Every day (ED) pills

With ED pills there are 21 active pills and 7 inactive (dummy) pills within each pack. The two types of pills have a different appearance with one pill taken every day for 28 days with no break between the packets. It is important that the every day pills are taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions you should consult your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

What to do if you miss a pill through sickness

If you miss a pill due to being sick, you should use another form of contraception until you have taken the pill again for 7 days without vomiting

Who can use the combined pill

If there are medical restrictions why you cannot take the pill and you are a non-smoker, you can take the pill until the menopause. However, the pill is not the most suitable method of contraception, so you should consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to see if this is right for you.

You should not take the pill if you:

  • are pregnant
  • smoke and are 35 or older
  • stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older
  • are very overweight
  • take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)

You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):

  • thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs
  • a stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries
  • anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45
  • a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure
  • severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms)
  • breast cancer
  • disease of the gallbladder or liver
  • diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years

Risks of taking the combined pill

There are some risks associated with the combined contraceptive pill however these are minimal and for most women, the benefits the pill can provide outweigh the risks.

These risks include:

  • Blood clots- The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg) or pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
  • stroke
  • heart attack

The chances of developing a blood clot is very minimal but your doctor will check if you have certain factors that could put you at risk before they prescribe the pill.

The pill can still be taken with caution if you are identified with a risk factor but is unlikely to be prescribed if you have two or more risk factors

These include:

  • being 35 years old or over
  • being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year
  • being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits)
  • having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack)
  • having high blood pressure
  • having had a blood clot or stroke in the past
  • having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45
  • being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster
  • Cancer

There is ongoing research between the link to breast cancer and the pill, it is suggested that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to those that don’t use them. However, 10 years after you stop taking the pill, your risk of breast cancer goes back to normal.

Research has also suggested a link between the pill and the risk of developing cervical cancer and a rare form of liver cancer. However, the pill does offer some protection against developing womb (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.

Additional information


126 Tablets (six months), 63 Tablets (3 months)