Yasmin Tablets

Yasmin Tablets (63 tablets)

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Description for Yasmin Tablets

Yasmin is a popular contraceptive pill that is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy for women who have already been prescribed it by their doctor. Buying Yasmin online allows women to quickly and easily get repeat supplies of their pill when it may be otherwise inconvenient to do so.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Yasmin is an oral contraceptive. When used correctly, it will provide over 99% protection against pregnancy. Its two active ingredients, drospirenone and ethinylestradiol, prevent ovulation from occurring during the menstrual cycle.

If you have been prescribed Yasmin, repeat supplies can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy, following a simple medical questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order on the same working day – if they deem that Yasmin is suitable for you, your order will be with you as soon as the next working day.

Pregnancy occurs when an egg released from the ovaries is fertilised by sperm. In a normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries release one egg each month – this is the process of ovulation. This process is controlled by the female sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen. Yasmin contains two synthetic hormones, drospirenone and ethinylestradiol, which imitate these two natural hormones. They control the levels of each hormone in such a way that prevents an egg from being released. The Pill also makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus, by thickening the fluid that is in the cervix.

During a regular menstrual cycle, the endometrium (the wall of the uterus) builds up in preparation for a fertilised egg. Ethinylestradiol reduces the extent of this buildup, making it less likely that a fertilised egg will develop into an embryo. As a further result, periods become lighter.

There are 21 Yasmin pills in a pack. Once you have finished a pack, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

Non-Medicinal Contraception Alternatives

  • Female Condoms- Not only do they prevent pregnancy they also prevent STIs. There is currently only one brand available in the UK, called Femidom. Shown to be 95% effective. 
  • Male Condoms- Prevent pregnancy and also prevent STIs. Shown to be 98% effective. 

If possible, begin taking Yasmin on the first day of your period - if you begin taking the Pill in the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected from pregnancy.

There are 21 Yasmin pills in a pack. Once you have finished a pack, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, even if it is nearly time for your next pill. If you have missed one day, you should still be protected from pregnancy. If you miss multiple days, you are advised to use additional contraception for the following seven days.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Yasmin, however if you do they may include:

Headache, migraine, nausea, depressive mood, breast pain or tenderness, irregular periods, vaginal discharge, infection

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Yasmin are:

Drospirenone, ethinylestradiol

Yasmin also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, povidone K25, magnesium stearate (E470b), hypromellose (E464), macrogol 6000, talc (E553b), titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E172).

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Yasmin is unsuitable for you if you have:

  • Ever had a blood clot in the leg or lungs
  • A blood clotting disorder
  • A history of heart attack or stroke
  • Migraines with aura
  • Impaired liver function
  • A tumour in the liver
  • Kidney failure
  • Ever had cancer of the cervix, breast, vagina or uterus
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of Yasmin

Yasmin is unsuitable for you if you have suffered from any of the following problems while pregnant:

  • Jaundice
  • Pemphigoid gestationis (a rash involving blisters of the hands and feet)
  • Pruritus

You may be advised not to take Yasmin if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • A family history of breast cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • Heightened fat levels in the blood
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Varicose veins
  • An inflammation of veins under the skin
  • Epilepsy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Chloasma

Do not use Yasmin if you have breast cancer, or if you have had it before. Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives may slightly increase your chance of developing breast cancer. Once you have stopped using the Pill for at least 10 years, your risk levels will come back down. Women who are elderly and/or overweight are more vulnerable to breast cancer. Take care using Yasmin if a close relative has suffered from breast cancer before. Check your breasts and nipples regularly for any changes or lumps. If you notice anything abnormal, visit your doctor as soon as you can.

You may be more susceptible to blood clots while taking Yasmin, especially during the first year of use. Talk to your GP before having any operation while taking the Pill. You may need to stop using Yasmin in advance of the operation to avoid the increased risk of a blood clot. You are also at a heightened risk of developing a blood clot if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Have a family history of blood clots
  • Do not exercise regularly
  • Have had a miscarriage in the past
  • Have recently given birth

Yasmin may increase your chance of developing cervical cancer. For this reason, you should have regular smear tests while taking the Pill.

If you require any blood test, inform your doctor of which medicines you are taking – Yasmin may alter the results of some blood tests.

The following medicines may impact the effectiveness of Yasmin:

  • Epilepsy medicines (e.g. phenytoin, barbiturates, carbamazepine
  • Tuberculosis medicines (e.g. rifampicin)
  • HIV medicines
  • Hepatitis C medicines (e.g. telaprevir, boceprevir)
  • Antifungal medicines (e.g. ketoconazole)
  • Arthritis medicines (e.g. etoricoxib)
  • Bosentan
  • St John’s Wort

Yasmin may impact the effectiveness of the following medicines:

  • Ciclosporin
  • Theophylline
  • Lamotrigine
  • Tizanidine

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Yasmin?

    Yasmin is a popular contraceptive pill. As well as providing an effective method of birth control, Yasmin also provides a number of additional health benefits, including;

    • Shorter periods
    • More regular periods
    • Less severe PMS
    • Reduced risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers
    • Lower risk of anemia
    • Reduced risk of developing benign cysts on the breasts or ovaries
    • Reduced risk of eptopic pregnancies.

     

  • What is the active ingredient in Yasmin?

    Yasmin contains two active ingredients; Drospirenone and ethinylestradiol, which are synthetic forms of the hormones progesterone and oestrogen.

  • How does Yasmin work?

    Yasmin birth control pills work in two ways:

    • Yasmin birth control pills prevent ovulation. They trick your body into thinking it is already pregnant, and thus prevent an egg from being released.
    • Yasmin causes the cervical mucus to become thicker making it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg.
  • What should I discuss with my doctor before taking Yasmin?

    Like other birth control pills, Yasmin may interact with certain medical conditions. Discuss your medical history with your gynaecologist before using Yasmin, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • You take any prescription or over-the-counter-medications, including herb-based products, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
    • You have any allergies to food or medication.
    • You are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
    • You have or have had irregular menstrual periods, abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis or growths in the uterus.
    • You have had lumps in the breast, fibrocystic breast disease, abnormal mammogram, or breast cancer.
    • You have had a stroke or blood clots; diabetes or high blood sugar; high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels; high blood pressure; high blood calcium or potassium levels; or heart problems.
    • You experience migraines or persistent headaches; mood swings; depression; or seizures.
    • You have suffered from gall bladder, adrenal, or liver problems; jaundice; or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
    • You are overweight or have swelling or thyroid problems.
    • You have not yet had your first menstrual period.
  • When should I start taking Yasmin?

    If possible, begin taking Yasmin on the first day of your period. If you begin taking the Pill in the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected from pregnancy. If you begin later in your cycle, you will need to abstain from sex or use alternative contraception for the first seven days of taking Yasmin.

    If you have a menstrual cycle of less than 24 days, you may need to use alternative contraception for your first seven days regardless of when you start.

    If you have just given birth, begin taking Yasmin on day 21 following the birth. If you begin taking the Pill later than this, you will not be immediately protected against another pregnancy.

    Begin taking Yasmin immediately following an abortion or miscarriage. If more than seven days have passed, you will need to use additional contraception for your first seven days of using the Pill.

  • How should I take Yasmin?

    Keep the following precautions in mind while taking Yasmin:

    • Take Yasmin only under your doctor’s guidance
    • You should take Yasmin orally with or without food. Do not remove the tablet from the pack until you are ready to take it.
    • Take the first pill within the first 24 hours of your menstrual period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. If you start the birth control pill at the beginning of your period, you will not need additional contraception. If you start using Yasmin birth control pills on the first Sunday after your period starts, use a second form of birth control for the first 7 days.
    • Yasmin is a 28-day pack with 21 active pills (yellow) and 7 inert pills (white). Take the active pills every day for the first 21 days. On the last week, take the inert pills for the next 7 days. During this last week, you will have your period. Contact your doctor if you do not get your period.
    • Begin your next pack of Yasmin the day after you take your last inert/white pill.
    • Yasmin birth control pills are more effective when taken at the same time every day. Select a time convenient time for you.
    • Continue taking the pills even if you are spotting, bleeding, or feeling nauseous.
  • What are some of Yasmin’s possible side effects?

    Most women who use Yasmin birth control pills experience no serious side effects. Common side effects include:

    • Bleeding or spotting, nausea, vaginal discomfort, vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating headache, or breast tenderness/enlargement. These side effects are common and generally lessen or disappear with continued use of the product.
    • Weight gain.
    • Women who wear contact lenses may notice vision changes or difficulty wearing the lenses.
    • Edema or high blood pressure.
    • Dark spots on the skin.

    If these side effects worsen, or if you develop other serious side effects while taking Yasmin, inform your doctor.

  • Can you be allergic to Yasmin?

    Yes, like with all medicines, it is possible to be allergic to Yasmin. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Yasmin, or any other contraceptive, please inform your doctor prior to taking Yasmin. Suffering a serious allergic reaction is unlikely, but be sure to talk to your doctor immediately should any of the following develop:

    • Breathing trouble
    • Itching, rash or hives
    • Swelling of the lips, tongue, or face
    • Severe dizziness
  • Are there any other drugs I need to avoid whilst taking Yasmin?

    Before you start taking Yasmin, it is important to inform your doctor about all other prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are currently taking. This includes vitamins and herbal supplements. If you are currently taking any of the following medicines for a long-term chronic complaint, be sure to consult with your doctor before you take Yasmin:

    • Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) - This includes, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen and Diclofenac.
    • Potassium-sparing diuretics (e.g. Spironolactone)
    • Potassium supplements
    • ACE inhibitors, such as Ramipril, Lisinopril and Enalapril.
    • Angiotensin-II receptor antagonist, such as Losartan.
    • Heparin.
  • How soon after giving birth can I start using Yasmin?

    Yasmin should not be used for at least 4 weeks after giving birth or suffering a miscarriage.

  • Is it safe to take Yasmin whilst breastfeeding?

    Yasmin passes into the breast milk, so alternative methods of birth control should be adopted until the child is weaned. Consult with your doctor about suitable substitutes.

  • Will taking Yasmin affect my chances of getting pregnant in future?

    No. Yasmin will only prevent pregnancy whilst the course is being taken.

    A pregnancy can occur within days of stopping the pill. However, some doctors will advise postponing conception until the menstrual cycle has normalised after stopping the pill.

  • What happens when I miss a dose or doses?

    Missed doses of Yasmin birth control pills can result in pregnancy:

    • If you forget to take one active pill, take it as soon as you remember. Take your next dose at the regular time, this may mean taking two Yasmin pills on one day.
    • In Weeks 1 or 2, if you miss two active Yasmin pills: take two pills on the day you remember, two pills the next day, and resume your schedule the next day.
    • If you miss two active Yasmin pills in Week 3 of the pack: If you began using Yasmin on the first day of your period, start a new pack immediately. If are a Sunday starter, take one pill a day until Sunday; start a new pack of pills on Sunday.
    • If you have missed three or more Yasmin pills, contact your doctor. Keep taking pills until your appointment.
    • If you miss any white Yasmin pills, throw them away and continue with your normal schedule. You will not need an additional form of contraception.
    • After missing more than one active Yasmin pill, use a non-hormonal form of contraception, such as condoms with spermicide for 7 days.
    • If you miss more than one active Yasmin pill, it is possible that you may miss your period this month. If you miss your period for two months in a row, talk to your doctor immediately.
  • How should I store Yasmin?

    Store Yasmin in an airtight container at room temperature. Keep Yasmin away from children and pets.

  • How soon after giving birth/having a miscarriage can I start Yasmin? Can I take Yasmin while breastfeeding?

    Do not use Yasmin for four weeks following childbirth or miscarriage. If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about other birth control options you might use until the child is weaned. Yasmin can enter the breast milk and cause harm to a nursing baby.

  • Are there any activities I should avoid while taking Yasmin birth control pills?

    Keep the following in mind while using Yasmin:

    • Women who smoke or use tobacco products have an increased risk of developing heart problems and stroke while taking Yasmin. For information about smoking cessation products such as Zybanand Champix,
    • Women who take Yasmin may experience dizziness when large quantities drinking alcohol. Limit your alcohol consumption while using Yasmin.
    • Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning booths and sun lamps until you know how you react to this birth control pill. Some women may develop dark spots on the skin.
    • Inform your doctor that you are taking Yasmin before receiving any dental or medical care, emergency care, or surgery. Your doctor may suggest that you stop Yasmin for a period of time before and after surgery.
    • Some doctors also recommend stopping Yasmin if you will be confined to a bed or chair for an extended period (during a plane journey or bed rest).
  • What are the possible allergic reactions to Yasmin?

    If you are allergic to any of Yasmin’s ingredients, inform your doctor. Serious allergic reactions are unlikely, but possible symptoms include:

    • Difficulty breathing.
    • Itching, rash or hives.
    • Swollen lips, tongue, or face.
    • Severe dizziness.
    • If you develop any of these symptoms while taking Yasmin, contact your doctor immediately.

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