Yasmin birth control pills

How to take Yasmin birth control pills

How to take Yasmin birth control pills
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Yasmin is a contraceptive drug, i.e. a drug used to prevent pregnancy. These tablets contain female hormones -drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol- and so it is a combined contraceptive. It is essential to visit a gynaecologist or a medical specialist before starting treatment with Yasmin or other birth control pills. Also, so you know more about it, we explain at OneHowTo how to take Yasmin birth control pills.

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Steps to follow:

First, keep in mind that Yasmin is a birth control medication that must be prescribed by a gynaecologist or a specialist. There are also some cases where these birth control pills are contraindicated; so you should NOT take Yasmin if you have or have had:

  • Blood clot or thrombosis and coagulation disorder.
  • A heart attack, stroke or diseases that may be suspected that may produce a contraindication.
  • Diabetes with damaged blood vessels, high blood pressure, cholesterol or triglycerides.
  • Migraine with focal neurological symptoms.
  • Inflammation of the pancreas or pancreatitis.
  • Liver disease that has altered your liver function.
  • Your kidneys do not function well (renal failure).
  • Liver tumour.
  • Have or suspect having breast cancer or of any sex organs.
  • Vaginal bleeding of unknown causes.
  • Allergy to ethinyl estradiol, drospirenone, or any other part of Yasmin.

Similarly, you must have special attention when taking Yasmin if you have:

  • A close relative with breast cancer
  • Liver gallbladder or disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Haemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Epilepsy
  • SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus;
  • A disease that first appeared during pregnancy or during previous use of sex hormones.
  • Melasma: golden brown spots, also called "pregnancy patches", especially on the face.

It will also be important to talk to your gynaecologist if you are taking any other medication it can affect any decisions on Yasmin.


When initiating treatment with these birth control pills, you should take a Yasmin tablet every day with a glass of water to swallow it. They can be taken with or without food, but note that it is important to take Yasmin tablets daily at approximately the same time.


The pack or blister contains 21 tablets of Yasmin and the day in which you must take it is printed un top of the pill. For example, if you start taking them on a Tuesday, you should take one tablet with "TUE" next and follow the direction of the arrow of the container to take 21 tablets.

After, you should not take any Yasmin tablets for 7 days - break week - during which you should have your period. After the rest of the seven days period, you should start the next pack of Yasmin, although your period has not finished. So you should start the next pack on the same day in which you started the previous one and that the period should occur during the same days each month.

How to take Yasmin birth control pills - Step 4

If someday you forget to take Yasmin you must read the instructions in this package and follow the steps listed there. You can also choose to consult with your specialist.

Note that the tablet may not be effective if you forget to take it, that's why it's important to get into the routine of taking it at the same time of day.

We recommend you also read the following articles so you are aware of the side effects of contraceptive pills.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Im positive in pcos, its facivility to clear it in yasmin pills?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Jariz
According to a study found on NCBI called the ‘use of yasmin in the treatment of women with polycystic ovary syndrome,’ it was concluded that, ‘‘yasmin is an effective drug in the treatment of hyperandrogenism in women with PCOS.’’ However, as with any treatment types and contraception, we always recommend consulting a doctor or gynecologist beforehand.
What is the best time to take the pill I have early morning starts and late morning starts I can’t seem to get taking it at the same time every day does that matter
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Karen,

In general, the time of day you take a contraceptive pill isn't particularly important. What is more important is that you take it at the same time every day as this is recommended practice. If you feel certain side effects and don't want this to disrupt your day, it can depend on the individual's response. Speak to your doctor before taking any contraceptive and they can best advise.
Hi, my pack ended Wednesday and I have to start my new pack again. However, I wanted to adjust the days of my period. Can I start my new pack 3 days after after the day I should have taken my new pack? I am not concerned about being pregnant. I am taking the pill for PCOS.
OneHowTo Editor
The effect of the pill is continuous and accumulative, so you should not break the cycle. As the months go by, you'll notice how your period readjusts by itself.
Visit your gynecologist if you have more specific questions, as each period cycle is different.
Hope this helps
Cristine villa
I was about to start yasmin this thursday night.but in yasmin blister is start on sunday..is it ok to start on sunday in yasmin even today is thursday or i should wait until sunday to start yasmin...today is my last day of period.
Jane Bertin (oneHOWTO editor)
It's okay to start on Thursday or any day, but it's better to start with the Thursday pill in order not to miss any.
You can start it right away, it doesnt matter which day. As you can see, the pill starts on Sunday, double check it you can find that its in circular motion/arrows so it means its continuos, no start and end. :)
mery ann
hi....my first day of LMp.is may 29....then i had sex intercourse with my partner on june 21..i did not take any contraceptives.is it possible to get pregnant with this situation?
OneHowTo Editor
This depends on how long your cycle is, each woman has different cycles, though they usually last around 28-30 days if you're regular. If you start counting from the day your last period started, then you would be ovulating 14 from then. During days 11 and 16 of your cycle is when you are most likely to be pregnant, though there is always some risk, especially if you don't have regular cycles.
If you're in doubt, you should visit your doctor.
Hope this helps
hi i took yasmin on thursday and after the 21 days i had the seven days rest day and i should start to take the new tablet on the 8th day of the resting period but i forgot and took it on the 9th day. is it still safe for me to have sex with my partner
OneHowTo Editor
We should advise you to use other contraceptive methods such as a condom during this month, as the treatment may not be 100% effective.
hi, i want to ask if i can take yasmin 10 days after my start of periods? if it wll be effective?
OneHowTo Editor
Ideally you should start right after your period for it to be as effective as possible.
hi, i had periods on 27th March and it lasted till 29th March, after that i had sex with my bf on 8th April and i am doubtful that i might get pregnant. When should i start taking Yasmin please help should i take it today (9th April) or when?
OneHowTo Editor
If you think you might be pregnant you should ask for the morning after pill at your medical center or gynecologist. Taking yasmin birth control pills after a sexual encounter won't make any difference if you had intercourse without protection.
Hope this helps
goodmorning .. i have some concern to take this yasmin pills. i take not the same time everyday then after i finished take the 1 pad 4 days now my period not coming ..if possible that im pregnant. please kindly answer me now..
Alba Charles (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi, as we mention in our article, it is important to take the pills everyday at the same time and you should follow the instructions carefully. You should visit your gynaecologist and he/she will explain you what to do.
can i take yasmin pills 2 days after my period
OneHowTo Editor
Ideally, you should start the pack the day after your period has ended. If it's not possible, start on the second pill and leave the first pill in the case to discard.
What if i took the tablet not on the first day of my period and not on the first sunday after my period? I took it for my pimples..
OneHowTo Editor
You should do the break week when your period has come even though you haven't taken all 21 pills and start over afresh after the break week is over as indicated in the article so you can get back on track with the pills. We'd suggest you start a new package so you don't get confused.
If you have any further doubts it's best you consult with your doctor.
Hope this helps
What if i lost the last tablet of yasmin pill? What should i do on the next one?
Michael Riley (oneHOWTO editor)
If you have missed a tablet then we would always recommend to check the information on the packet and consult with a specialist. Hope this helps!
Rittrecia Hardy
How will I know that the seven day as come for me to take a break from the pill? And after taking the break when do I start the next pack of yasmin?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Rittrecia, Women usually take a break on the first day that their period started and start taking it once again when their period has finished. As mentioned in the article, you should respect the seven days of rest, even though your period hasn't finished yet. Make sure you start the next pack on the same day you started the previous one. Hope your doubt has been solved
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