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 when used correctly , 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.
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.
All combined pills contain both artificial versions of oestrogen and progestogen 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:
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.
Use our interactive tool below on what to do if you miss one or multiple pills in one month (menstrual cycle). Simply click to begin.
*Vomiting and diarrhoea experienced within four hours of taking the pill is also classed as a missed pill.
*There are more than seven pills left in the pack. Continue to finish the pack, overlapping the seven-day break. Take your seven-day break and start your new pack as usual.
*There are fewer than seven pills left in the pack. Continue to finish the pack, overlapping the seven-day break. Start the new pack immediately after the old one is finished (missing out the seven-day break completely).
*If you have missed contraceptive pills in the first one to nine days of the pill pack and have had sex without barrier contraception, you could be pregnant. If you have calculated this between one to five days after the unprotected sex, you could use emergency contraception such as the IUD or morning-after pill. If not, continue your contraception until the seven-day break. If you don't have any bleeding, it is advised to take a pregnancy test and/or consult your doctor.
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.
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:
A consultation with your doctor is advised to 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.
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.
At HealthExpress, you can but either a 3-month Yasmin supply or 6-month Yasmin supply online. Complete a quick and free consultation to begin.
All combined contraceptives such as Yasmin required a prescription slip, which is issued by a registered doctor. Needing to book an appointment every 3-6 months for Yasmin can be a hassle, which is why we provide an online consultation. Here, your prescription slip will be sent straight to the pharmacy for you.
Yes, it is safe to buy contraceptive online, providing the source is reputable. You will need to complete a medical questionnaire to ensure that Yasmin is safe for you to use. This can be done online or over the phone and is reviewed by our doctor. Yasmin is prepared by our UK based pharmacy where it is checked again before being securely dispatched.
Our service at HealthExpress has all the relevant and mandatory safety certificates including the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC).
We use Royal Mail across the UK and a mixture of private courier and Royal in London to deliver all our treatments, including Yasmin. Our next-day delivery is free of charge and will arrive at your chosen address the next day. This is on all orders completed and approved by our doctor by 4.30pm Monday through to Friday, meaning we also deliver on Saturdays.
We also offer a nominated day delivery meaning you're in control of when and where your medication is sent so you can schedule to have Yasmin delivered every time.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of our UPS pick up option. In the checkout, choose your preferred location or shop to collect your contraceptive in person along with the rest of your groceries.
When buying Yasmin online, a consultation must be provided and this must be reviewed by a UK certified doctor. This means providing your complete medical history and personal details are stored in your own member's area. All data on HealthExpress is encrypted and will not be shared with third parties. Your medical details can also be updated at any time by logging in online, making the process even quicker for repeat orders.
If you have any further questions regarding how to order Yasmin online that we haven't answered here, you can always contact our Customer Service Team via email, phone or Live Chat available Monday to Friday 8:00-17:00.
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