Yasmin is birth control pills, which contain two active components:

 

  • Drospirenone 3 mg,
  • Ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg.

Package size

 

  • 3 blister card dispensers x 28 pills.

Labeler / Packager

 

  • Bayer.

Each blister pack of Yasmin contain:

Active pills (21’s)

DO Yasmin

DO

Inactive pills (7’s)

DP Yasmin

DP

Yasmin is one of the most popular combined oral contraceptives. Millions of women choose Yasmin pills every year as a reliable and safe contraception method.

If the doctor recommended you to use Yasmin to prevent unwanted pregnancy, you can buy these birth control pills right now. Order Yasmin online and get these pills to the doors of your house or office.

In addition to branded Yasmin pills by Bayer Company, you can also find generic versions of this contraceptive. In different countries, Yasmin generics are known under different brands.

Top Yasmin generics in:

Australia:

  • Petibelle
  • Isabelle
  • Palandra ED

Canada:

  • Qismette
  • Zamine
  • Zarah

The UK:

  • Acondro
  • Yacella
  • Yiznell

Right now, you can find out the cost of contraceptives produced by different pharmaceutical companies and compare them with the cost of the brand Yasmin.

If you never took Yasmin or other contraceptives that contain Drospirenone 3 mg/Ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg before, you can find information about these births control pills in this review.

Before buying Yasmin online, you can get a leaflet for this oral contraceptive from a pharmacy pharmacist. If you plan to buy Yasmin without a prescription, be sure to follow all the recommendations, provided by the manufacturer of these pills and your doctor’s advice.

Yasmin dosage

You can start taking the oral contraceptive Yasmin (Drospirenone/Ethinyl estradiol):

On the first day of the menstrual cycle

“Day 1 Start”

OR

On the first Sunday after the onset of menstruation

“Sunday Start”

Birth control pills always should be taken in the order, indicated on the blister pack. Not to forget about taking Yasmin, the tablets are preferably taken during dinner or just before bedtime.

"Day 1 Start"
Dosing regimen

Yellow Yasmin pills

  • Once a day – from Day 1 to Day 21

White Yasmin pills

  • Once a day – from Day 22 to Day 28

If you begin taking Yasmin from the first day of the menstrual cycle, there is no need to use additional contraception.

If the administration of birth control pills Yasmin was started later than the first day of the menstrual cycle (for example, on the second, third or fourth day), the woman is recommended to use additionally spermicidal means or a condom during the first week.

"Sunday Start"
Dosing regimen

If you begin taking Yasmin in the first Sunday from the beginning of the menstrual cycle, the effect of the contraceptive pills will be low during the first week, and woman may get pregnant. Therefore, women who chose Sunday Start for Yasmin should use additional methods of contraception during the first seven days.

Switching from another contraceptive to Yasmin

If you select Yasmin pills as a new method of contraception, you should begin taking them:

  • The next day – after you finish using other hormonal oral contraceptives
  • The same day – when the use of a patch or vaginal ring was stopped.

Doctor can recommend you to buy Yasmin when other hormonal or non-hormonal contraception methods cause serious side effects.

What should I do if I miss Yasmin?

If 1 active (yellow) pills was missed, take the missed Yasmin dose as soon as possible (without taking double doses).

If you missed 2 active (yellow) pills in a row in the first or second week of contraception:

  • Take 2 Yasmin pills at once, when you remember about the missed dose.
  • The next day, take another 2 Yasmin pills.
  • Then continue taking pills as usual.

If you missed 2 active (yellow) pills in a row during the second or fourth week of contraception, your next steps will depend on the day of cycle, in which you started using Yasmin.

Option 1

If you started taking Yasmin on the first day of the cycle – discard the remaining pills and start a new pack.

Option 2

If you started taking Yasmin on the first Sunday of the cycle – take 1 pill every day until the next Saturday (inclusive), then discard the remaining pills and start a new package on Sunday.

If 3 or more Yasmin doses are missed, discard the remaining pills and start a new pack.

Missed inert tablets (white)

If you miss one of the 7 white Yasmin tablets, you should discard it and continue taking inert tablets as indicated on the blister.

To miss Yasmin doses as rarely as possible, make sure that you always have a stock of pills for at least 1 month of regular contraception. If you find that you ran out of pills, you can order express delivery of Yasmin online and get these birth control pills the day after the order confirmation.

Contraindications

Most women can take Yasmin safely. However, just like any other prescription drug, birth control pills have contraindications for use.

Yasmin should not be taken by women smokers over 35 years of age. Besides, combined birth control pills Yasmin should not be used if woman has any of the following diseases or conditions:

  • uterine bleedings
  • strokes and myocardialinfarctions
  • uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • increased blood coagulability
  • cerebral circulation violation
  • disorders in the work of the kidneys and adrenal glands
  • cardiovascular complications in diabetes mellitus

Yasmin is contraindicated in women with hormone-dependent breast cancer, benign or malignant liver tumor. Combined oral contraceptive pill should not be used in women with heart rhythm abnormalities or heart valve disease, and severe migraine headaches.

If you bought Yasmin online without a prescription, carefully read the leaflet that you will find in the package with pills. Follow all the recommendations that are specified in the instructions, and then the benefits of hormonal contraception will be higher than potential risks.

Side effects

Combined oral contraceptive pills Yasmin have a favorable safety profile and are usually tolerated by women well. At that, the pills are not devoid of side effects.

Unwanted side effects, noted during Yasmin administration, can be mild or severe and, usually, develop at the initial stage of hormonal contraception. Most often, women complain about:

  • nausea;
  • breast pain;
  • headache;
  • mood swings.

*The listed effects arise because of the influence of hormones Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol over the hormonal balance and pass, as the body gets used to Yasmin.

  • One of the infrequent yet serious adverse reactions is the thrombosis of veins and arteries, which can lead to myocardial infarction, stroke, and blockage of the pulmonary artery. Smoking women older than 35 years are most prone to thrombosis.
  • In rare cases, Yasmin use in women with disturbances of liver function can cause jaundice, cholestasis and benign liver tumor. With the first symptoms of jaundice, birth control pills should be discontinued and woman should consult with a doctor.

Possible Drug Interactions

Just like every other birth control pill, Yasmin can interaction with other medications. Result of the drug interaction can be unpredictable, because there are drugs that can change the effect of Yasmin.

The following medications can reduce the effectiveness of Yasmin:

Griseofulvin

(use to treat fungal infections)

Bosentan

(use to treat pulmonary hypertension)

Rifampin

(use to treat bacterial infections)

t was proven that antiepileptic drugs can also reduce the efficacy of Yasmin pills. Topiramate, Felbamate, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, and Oxcarbazepine alter the effect of combined oral contraceptives and increase the likelihood of an unplanned pregnancy.

Not only prescription drugs can affect the effectiveness of Yasmin. Over the counter medicines based on St. John’s Wort can alter the contraceptive effect of birth control pills.

Loved by many women, grapefruit juice is also not recommended to combine with Yasmin. It can slow down the pills elimination and increase the likelihood of side effects.

The following drugs, used in conjunction with oral combined contraceptive Yasmin, can increase the concentration of hormones Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol in the female body:

Antibiotics

  • Clarithromycin
  • Erythromycin
  • Telithromycin

Antifungals

  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Fluconazole

Antihypertensives

  • Diltiazem
  • Verapamil
  • Amlodipine

The risk of severe side effects increases when Yasmin is taken with medication used to treat hepatitis C – Technivie and Viekira.

Alcohol in small quantities, such as one glass of dry wine or a small bottle of beer, does not affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills. In this case, though, large doses of alcohol are not compatible with Yasmin pills and contribute to side effects.