The Yasmin pill is one of the most popular oral hormonal contraceptives in the UK and, when used correctly, is around 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Containing the active ingredients drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (synthetic versions of oestrogen and progesterone) the pill works in various methods to help stop ovulation and successful insemination.
You can buy the Yasmin oral contraceptive pill here after taking our free online consultation which only takes a few minutes. After it is assessed by one of our registered doctors and approved for your safety, you can complete your order and have your pill pack delivered via our free next day delivery service (same day if within London) when ordered before 4pm.
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Being a combined contraceptive pill, each Yasmin tablet contains a synthetic version of oestrogen and progestogen, taken daily to control the existing hormones in your body. This offers near total protection against pregnancy. In fact, when taken correctly, Yasmin is 99% effective, with clinical trials stating that less than one in 100 women will fall pregnant.
Most typically used for contraception, many women find Yasmin has a number of additional benefits such as reducing acne breakouts, and some women use this particular contraceptive pill solely for that purpose.
All combined pills contain both artificial versions of oestrogen and progesterone and work in exactly the same way, however often it is the active ingredients that differ. This birth control pill contains drospirenone and ethinylestradiol; drospirenone is a type of progestogen and ethinylestradiol is a type of oestrogen. These active ingredients work together in three ways:
The Yasmin pill has been available in the UK since 2002 and is very popular as a long-term oral contraceptive solution to help avoid conception. It provides immediate protection if taken on the first day of your period; if taken later, it will take seven days to become fully effective.
Starting Yasmin - You should ideally start using your first Yasmin pill on the first to fifth day of your menstrual cycle. This will ensure that you are protected straight away. If you start Yasmin any other day of the month, then you will need to use additional contraception such as condoms for the next seven days as a precaution.
The comprehensive guide to missing a combined pill dosage is on our Combined Pill page and depends on how many you have missed.
This contraceptive option is available for use by women who above the age of 18, sexually active and require an effective method of preventing the risk of pregnancy.
Those who are not suitable to use this pill include women that are:
It is best you to consult your doctor and ensure you are suitable for this treatment, alternatively when filling out the online consultation here, ensure your medical information is correct, so that the doctor can make an informed decision when prescribing this contraceptive treatment for you.
At HealthExpress, we offer a 3-month supply (63 tablets) and a 6-month supply (126 tablets) of Yasmin pills, meaning you can stay protected with ease.
In terms of dosage, each tablet contains drospirenone (3mg) and ethinylestradiol (0.03mg).
As with most prescription medications, certain side effects are a possibility when you are using this birth control pill. But Yasmin is generally well tolerated and most of the side effects that occur are very mild in nature and will pass without causing any long-term health problems.
Possible side effects include:
For the full list of side effect, and what is best practice for any medication, is to read the patient leaflet before taking any prescription drugs. The patient leaflet can be found at the bottom of this page.
The combination of the combined pill and weight gain is usually water retention that is a temporary effect as your body becomes used to the synthetic hormones. With Yasmin, it has actually been proven to reduce the risk of weight gain, which is a side effect of many other oral contraceptives, and can result in weight loss.
Before taking any prescription medication, you should tell your doctor about any other medications, allergies or health concerns you may have. Yasmin should also not be taken if you have or have had:
Though there are only are minor indications that alcohol interacts in a severe manner with the Yasmin pill, it is still advisable to limit the amount of alcohol taken when first using the pill. Additionally when the active ingredient drospirenone interacts with ibuprofen, it may increase the levels of potassium in the body. High levels of which can cause hyperkalemia and possible kidney damage or other health complications. Although this is highly unlikely, it is still essential to check with your doctor for any potential negative interactions this pill may have with other medication.
You can buy prescription medication online in the UK following an online consultation, and this includes Yasmin tablets. At HealthExpress, you can get up to 6 months covered before needing to reorder after completing a quick and free consultation form. This is so that our doctor can make sure you are suitable to use this hormonal contraceptive method. This will be forwarded to our pharmacy, which will dispatch your order free of charge for next day delivery on orders before 4pm.