What is Yasmin?
Yasmin is a combined oral pill used to prevent pregnancy in females. Each Yasmin tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely drospirenone and ethinylestradiol.
How does it work?
Yasmin prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and also cause changes in your cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
How to take Yasmin?
1- Take Yasmin every day for 21 days
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.
2- Then have seven pill-free days
After you have taken all 21 pills in the strip, you have seven days when you take no pills. So, if you take the last pill of one pack on a Friday, you will take the first pill of your next pack on the Saturday of the following week. 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.
3- Then start your next strip
Start taking your next strip of Yasmin after the seven pill-free days – even if you are still bleeding. Always start the new strip on time.
If you forget to take Yasmin
- If you are less than 12 hours late taking a tablet, the protection against pregnancy is not reduced. Take the tablet as soon as you remember and then take the following tablets again at the usual time.
- If you are more than 12 hours late taking a tablet, the protection against pregnancy may be reduced. The greater the number of tablets you have forgotten, the greater is the risk of becoming pregnant.
If you want to stop taking Yasmin
You can stop taking Yasmin whenever you want. If you do not want to become pregnant, ask your doctor or nurse for advice about other reliable methods of birth control. If you want to become pregnant, stop taking Yasmin and wait for a menstrual period before trying to become pregnant. You will be able to calculate the expected delivery date more easily.
Where can I buy Yasmin online?
You can buy Yasmin online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above.
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