Yasmin is a contraceptive pill manufactured by Bayer. It is a prescription only medication.
Order your repeat prescription for Yasmin online - our service is discreet and convenient. When you place your order, you need to fill in a brief medical questionnaire. Our online doctor will review your order and make sure you can take the pill before issuing your repeat prescription.
You will receive your Yasmin prescription via post and you can use it to buy your pill at any pharmacy in Ireland.
How is Yasmin taken?
Yasmin needs to be taken at the same time everyday in order for it to work effectively. If you are taking Yasmin for the first time, you can decide which time you would like to take your pill and use the same time from then. The tablet must be swallowed with a glass of water. The days of the week are printed on the side of the blister pack, which helps you keep track of which pill to take.
Why are there 21 tablets in a pack?
There is a one week break after 3 weeks of taking the pill. During this week long period, you are still protected from pregnancy and you will usually experience a light and less painful period. After the week is over, you need to start taking the tablets again.
What happens if I forget to take my pill?
If you forget to take Yasmin until over 12 hours after the correct time, it is advised that you use protection during the 7 days that follow. Whether this is necessary depends on your menstrual cycle. The patient leaflet provided with your medication includes detailed instructions on what to do in this case. If you forget to take Yasmin in the third week, you should skip your break and start the next blister pack straight away.
What if I take more than I should?
Yasmin has not been reported to cause serious harm as the result of an accidental overdose. However, you might experience nausea or vomiting while young girls might experience unusual bleeding. If you have taken more Yasmin than you should, consult a pharmacist or doctor.
Yasmin contains two active ingredients, Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone. Each tablet contains 0.03mg Ethinylestradiol and 3.0mg Drospirenone.
The pills are round, yellow and have the words ‘DO’ engraved on one side.
Common side effects of Yasmin include:
mood swings and depression
headaches and migraines
nausea and vomiting
The less common side effects of Yasmin include:
altered interest in sex
high/low blood pressure
acne, severe itching, skin rash, hair loss (alopecia)
body weight fluctuation
For a complete list of side effects and risks, please read the patient leaflet or ask your doctor.
Under certain circumstances, you may be advised not to take Yasmin. This can be the case if:
if you’ve ever had a blood clot
have family history of blood clots
suffered from a heart attack
have a higher risk of heart attack
have a higher risk of blood clots
have a high level of cholesterol in your blood
suffer from hypertension
suffer from a severe form of migraine
have or have had an inflammation of the pancreas
your liver function is not normal
have or have had a form of cancer affecting your breasts or genitals
are experiencing unexplained bleeding from the vagina