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What is Yasmin?

Yasmin is a combined birth control pill, which means it’s made up of a combination of two hormones, progestin and estrogen. It’s got two active ingredients in it: drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.

It’s a pill that prevents pregnancy in three ways. Progestin and estrogen help control the menstrual cycle. When you take it your hormone levels are altered, which changes how the body deals with reproduction. This includes the release of an egg for fertilization (also known as ovulation).

Yasmin helps prevent ovulation by changing the levels of these hormones in the body. It can also thicken the mucus in your cervix, which blocks sperm from reaching the egg if it has been produced. It keeps the lining of the uterus thin too, making it hard for an egg to embed itself there. A thin lining is also the reason why periods are shorter and lighter and in some cases stop altogether (so added benefits then).

What are the other benefits of taking Yasmin?

You can take Yasmin for acne, with many women finding it can really help, although it might not work for everyone. You can also use Yasmin for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which is a more severe form of PMS.

Because everyone reacts to birth control in a different way though, there is no guarantee that you’ll experience these benefits.

How effective is Yasmin?

Hormonal birth control is 99% effective when taken perfectly. That means taking it at the same time day in, day out. With typical use, which is when you miss the odd pill or don’t take it at the same time each day, this drops a little to 91%.

If you’re taking a birth control pill and finding it difficult to remember it every day, a different contraceptive might be a better fit for your lifestyle. Alternatives include the patch, which is changed once a week, and the ring, which is replaced once a month. Our clinician can talk you through other birth control options.

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How to take Yasmin

Same time, every day.

Yasmin will come with detailed instructions on how to take it. It’s important to follow these instructions — late and missed pills lower how effective Yasmin is.

Each pack of Yasmin comes with 28 pills. You’ll take active pills containing hormones for three weeks, and then inactive pills with no hormones for the last week. That’s when you’ll have your period. After you’re done with the pack, you can start a new one.

How you take Yasmin is up to you. You can take it with water, with a small meal or even swallow it dry if that’s your thing. Some people report a bit of nausea when taking the pill — if that’s you, try having a snack or small meal.

When can I start taking Yasmin?

If you haven’t used hormonal birth control in the last month, you should take your first Yasmin tablet on the first day of your period. You’ll be immediately protected against pregnancy. You can also start taking it on days two to five of your period, but you should use a condom for the first seven days whilst the treatment becomes effective.

What should I do if I miss a Yasmin pill?

If you’ve forgotten to take your pill and it’s less than 12 hours since the time you normally take it, you’re in the clear. Just take Yasmin as soon as you remember. If it has been more than 12 hours, though, the effectiveness of your birth control is reduced.

The patient information that comes with your Yasmin pack has detailed instructions on what to do if you’ve missed a pill, but here’s the gist.

If you forget a pill during the first week, take it as soon as you remember (even if that means taking two at the same time). Use a condom for the next week.

If you forget a pill during the second week, take it as soon as you remember (even if that means taking two at the same time). You don’t need to use a condom.

If you forget a pill during the third week, either take the pill as soon as you remember and start a new pack instead of taking the week of inactive pills or don’t take the forgotten pill and go directly to the week of inactive pills.

If you’ve forgotten more than one pill in your pack, we recommend getting in touch with a doctor.

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Yasmin: FAQ

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Is there more than one dosage of Yasmin?

Yasmin comes in one strength, although there is a low-dose version available called Yaz. Yasmin contains 3mg of drospirenone (a progestin) and .03mg of ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). Yaz contains 3mg of drospirenone and .02mg of ethinyl estradiol, so might be better than Yasmin for anyone with an estrogen sensitivity.

Is Yasmin a generic birth control pill?

No. Yasmin is a branded birth control pill made by Bayer. However, there are other birth control pills that have the same active ingredients in the same amounts. These include Ocella, Zarah, Syeda and Zumanadine.

Medications with the same active ingredients should work the same and usually have the same contraindications and side effects. However, some people find that the inactive ingredients in medication make a difference, too.

Yasmin contains 3mg of drospirenone and .03mg of ethinyl estradiol. (You might see the amount of ethinyl estradiol also written as 30mcg, or micrograms.) If you are looking for a generic version of Yasmin, those are the ingredients you want. And if you can’t take Yasmin, it’s likely you won’t be able to take any pills with those same ingredients.

How do I stop Yasmin if I want to get pregnant?

You can stop taking the pill whenever you want, but keep in mind that if you want to prevent pregnancies, you'll need to use another form of birth control.

If you're looking to come off Yasmin because you want to have a baby, it's recommended that you wait until you've had a full menstrual cycle so you can accurately track the pregnancy.

If you have reached the end of your Yasmin pack and you're switching to another birth control pill, you should take the first pill from your new pack on the same day that you would have taken the first pill in your next Yasmin pack.

Will Yasmin affect my weight?

One of the reported side effects for Yasmin is weight gain. The truth is it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what causes weight gain in each case as there are so many factors at play. But studies have never found a link between the pill and weight changes.

In fact, weight loss when using Yasmin has also been reported, although in smaller numbers. If you notice any weight changes that are concerning you, send us a message, and we’ll go through some different options.

Why should I buy Yasmin online with Treated?

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We’re flexible here. You can decide on how often you’d like to receive your prescription, and the quantity of it each time too. Our clinical team will get in touch with you regularly to find out how you’re getting on with your birth control, and if you’d like to make any adjustments to your plan.

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