Yasmin Contraceptive Pill (0.03mg/3mcg)
- Combined Oral Contraceptive
- Active Ingredient: Drospirenone (Progestogen) And Ethinylestradiol (Oestrogen)
- Over 99% Effective Pregnancy Control Method
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The Yasmin Contraceptive Pill is a combined female birth control pill (or ‘The Pill’) similar to the Lucette pill, which means that it contains artificial progestogen and oestrogen ingredients. The Yasmin pill works by preventing ovulation, thickening the mucus in the cervix to make it harder for sperm to reach the egg. We also offer a range of Emergency Contraception.
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Contraceptive Pill Yasmin
The contraceptive pill Yasmin is a contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy and can be used during the menopause, helping with hormonal therapy. Each tablet is light yellow and contains two small amounts of different female hormones. These hormones are called drospirenone and ethinylestradiol and is therefore called a combination pill.
Yasmin works to prevent pregnancy by hindering the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle.
The history behind Yasmin and other contraceptive pills date back to 1976, when Drospirenone was patented. It was then introduced for medical use in the year 2000 and is now widely available around the world. In 2016 the version of Drospirenone that was with Ethinylestradiol was the 109th most prescribed medication in the US with more than six million prescriptions.
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Yasmin Pill Instructions
Basic Yasmin Pill instructions include your doctor asking some questions before you can begin taking Yasmin. These will include the state of your personal health history and of any close relatives. The doctor will also check your blood pressure as well as any other tests that may help reducing any future complications.
If you require any further Yasmin Pill instructions please refer to the patient information leaflet.
How to Take Contraceptive Pills Yasmin
Below will be a guide on how to take contraceptive pills Yasmin.
The Yasmin Pill should be taken every day for 21 days. Yasmin contains strips of 21 pills with each pill marked with the day it should be taken.
The following steps should be followed –
- Take the pill at the same time every day.
- Start by taking the pill which is currently the correct day of the week.
- Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one each day until all 21 pills have been used.
- Swallow each pill whole, with water if required. Do not chew the pill.
Once the strip has been finished with all 21 pills taken, you should then have seven pill-free days.
Within a couple of days of taking the last pill, you should have a withdrawal bleed that is like a period. This withdrawal bleed may not have finished when it is time to start another strip of pills.
You should not need to use extra contraceptive measures during the seven pill free days – as long as you have taken the pills correctly and you start the next strip on time.
For more in depth information please refer to your patient information leaflet.
Is Yasmin a Combination Pill
We are often asked the question “Is Yasmin a Combination Pill?”
Well you can find the answer to “is Yasmin a Combination Pill?” below.
Yasmin is a combination pill. This means that it contains both estrogen and progestin, two female hormones that prevent a woman’s ovaries from releasing an egg.
There are many different combination pills available with each containing differing amounts of estrogen and progestin.
If a person continually uses a combination pill it can help reduce the amount of periods experienced per year.
Yasmin Pills Benefits
When taking Yasmin birth control pills you may experience some Yasmin Pill benefits. Some of these benefits 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
These Yasmin Pills benefits may not be experienced by everyone.
Yasmin Pill Side Effects
Like with all medicine, Yasmin Pill Side Effects can occur but these aren’t experienced by everyone. If you experience any of these Yasmin Pill side effects, especially if any of them are getting progressively worse, immediately stop and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Below is a list of Yasmin Pill Side Effects experienced more, or less when people have taken the contraceptive pill Yasmin.
Signs of a severe allergic reaction
- Swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue or throat
Read the patient information leaflet for more information about possible severe Yasmin side effects.
- Depressive mood
- Headache, migraine
- Breast pain, breast tenderness, menstrual disorders, bleeding between periods, thick whitish vaginal discharge, vaginal yeast infection
- 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
- Hearing impairment
- 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
Yasmin Missed Pill you should immediately check the patient information leaflet included in the box.
Remember that a missed pill if categorised as 24 hours late so do the following if Yasmin Missed Pill occurs –
If one pill is missed or you start a new pack a day late, take the ill 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 won’t 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 out 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’ll 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. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to proceed.
Yasmin Birth Control Pills
Yasmin Birth Control Pills contain 21 yellow tablets each containing 3mg DRSP and 0.003 mg EE and seven inert white tablets.
The Yasmin Birth Control Pills are contained in blister packs, with each blister pack contain 28 film coated tablets.
Alternatives to Yasmin Contraceptive Pill
Alternatives to Yasmin Contraceptive Pill include –
Yasmin is can be over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken in the correctly, as directed on the patient information leaflet supplied with the medication.
How to Use Yasmin
Yasmin comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.
- Take your pill at the same time every day.
- Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
- Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills.
- Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew the pill.
Then have seven pill-free days
After you have taken all 21 Yasmin pills in the strip, you have seven days when you take no pills.
Within a few days of taking the last pill from the strip, you should have a withdrawal bleed like a period. This bleed may not have finished when it is time to start your next strip of pills.
You don’t need to use extra contraception during these seven pill-free days – as long as you have taken your pills correctly and start the next strip of pills on time.
The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called “the pill”. It contains the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
The Combined pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
The usual way to take the pill is to take one every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days, and during this week you have a period-type bleed. You start taking the pill again after seven days.
You need to take the pill at around the same time every day. You could get pregnant if you don’t do this, or if you miss a pill, or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.
Some medicines may make the pill less effective. Check with your doctor if you’re taking any other tablets.
If you have heavy periods or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill may help.
The pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so using a condom as well will help to protect you against STIs.
How the combined pill works
1) prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation).
2)thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
3)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 many different brands of pill, made up of three main types:
Monophasic 21-day pills
This is the most common type. Each pill has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are examples of this type of pill.
Phasic 21-day pills
Phasic pills contain two or three sections of different coloured pills in a pack. Each section contains a different amount of hormones. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Phasic pills need to be taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.
Every day (ED) pills
There are 21 active pills and seven inactive (dummy) pills in a pack. The two types of pill look different. One pill is taken each day for 28 days with no break between packets of pills. Every day pills need to be taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.
Follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions, ask your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
What to do if you miss a pill
If you continue to be sick, keep using another form of contraception until you’ve taken the pill again for seven days without vomiting.
Who can use the combined pill
If there are no medical reasons why you cannot take the pill, and you don’t smoke, you can take the pill until your menopause. However, the pill is not suitable for all women. To find out whether the pill is right for you, talk to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
You should not take the pill if you:
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
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)
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 using the combined contraceptive pill. However, these risks are small and, for most women, the benefits of the pill outweigh the risks.
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)
pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
The risk of getting a blood clot is very small, but your doctor will check if you have certain risk factors that before prescribing the pill.
The pill can be taken with caution if you have one of the risk factors below. It is unlikely you would be advised to take it if you have two or more risk factors.
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
Research is ongoing into the link between breast cancer and the pill. Research suggests that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared with women who do not 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.
Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you get any
side effect, particularly if severe and persistent, or have any change to your health that you think may be
due to Yasmin, please talk to your doctor.
An increased risk of blood clots in your veins (venous thromboembolism (VTE)) or blood clots in your
arteries (arterial thromboembolism (ATE)) is present for all women taking combined hormonal
contraceptives. For more detailed information on the different risks from taking combined hormonal
contraceptives please see section 2 “What you need to know before you take Yasmin”.
The following is a list of the side effects that have been linked with the use of Yasmin:
Serious side effects: – see your doctor straight away
Signs of a severe allergic reaction to Yasmin:
– swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
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Signs of breast cancer include:
– dimpling of the skin
– changes in the nipple
– any lumps you can see or feel.
Signs of cancer of the cervix include:
– vaginal discharge that smells and/or contains blood
– unusual vaginal bleeding
– pelvic pain
– painful sex
Signs of severe liver problems include:
– severe pain in your upper abdomen
– yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
– inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
– your whole body starts itching
If you think you may have any of these, see a doctor straight away. You may need to stop
Common side effects (between 1 and 10 in every 100 users may be affected):
– depressive mood
– headache, migraine
– breast pain, breast tenderness, menstrual disorders, bleeding between periods, thick whitish vaginal
discharge, vaginal yeast infection
For a full list of side effects see patient information leaflet.