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Yasmin

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  • Yasmin is available for 3 or 6 months' supply
  • Not advised for women who are over the age of 35 and smokers
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Yasmin

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"This is a highly effective and reliable form of contraceptive pill."

"Yasmin is a form of oral contraception commonly known as the combined pill."

Dr Gigi Taguri
MBBS BSc DFSRH
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Key Information

The medicine

Yasmin (ethinylestradiol and drospirenone)

About Yasmin

Each box of Yasmin contains three strips of 21 tablets. Each tablet contains 0.03mg ethinylestradiol and 3mg drospirenone, synthetic versions of naturally occurring female sex hormones.

How do I take Yasmin?

Take one tablet every day for 21 days. Start your next strip after seven pill-free days. Always read the patient information leaflet before taking the pill.

Are there any other contraceptive methods?

Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods such as implants, contraceptive injections or an intrauterine device (IUD) can be more effective and more convenient than the pill for some women. Unlike condoms, the pill doesn't reduce your risk of getting an STI.

How do I obtain an ongoing supply?

If you’ve already bought your pill from us, you can order a further 3 or 6 month supply from your Patient Record if the doctor finds you suitable. After logging in, go to the list of Suggested Treatments to find your pill. If you want to change your pill, please send a message to your doctor via your Patient Record.

Please note that the combined contraceptives can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can be dangerous. Your blood pressure needs checking before you start a combined contraceptive, within the first 3 months of taking the pill, and then just once a year after that. Your local LloydsPharmacy can measure your blood pressure for free.

Taking the Yasmin pill

How long does Yasmin take to work?

If you start using Yasmin on days 1-5 of your period, you will be immediately protected against pregnancy. If you start taking it later, use extra contraception for at least seven days until Yasmin starts to work. You should only take it after the first day of your period if you are sure you could not already be pregnant.

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