Combined Pill | Active ingredient(s): Drospirenone & Ethinylestradiol | Manufacturer: Various
MRCGP DFSRH DPD DRCOGLast review 16 June 2022
This treatment is a combined contraceptive pill, meaning it contains synthetic forms of both oestrogen and progestogen. The presence of both these hormones make the Yasmin pill one of the most effective contraceptive methods available. It also means that it is more effective than some of the other progestogen only mini pills that are available.
The two active ingredients are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. Together, they work to stop conception by overriding the menstrual cycle. This is achieved by stopping an egg from being released for fertilisation, thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the womb and altering the consistency of the lining of the womb so an egg can not implant itself there.
As a combined contraceptive pill, Yasmin is one of the most effective contraceptive treatments available. The presence of both oestrogen and progestogen make this treatment more effective than some of the progestogen only treatment and it still provides over 99% protection against pregnancy.
This medication also has a reduced risk of side effects when compared to some of the other combined contraceptive pills available. Yasmin does not usually cause weight gain, which can be a symptom of some of the other contraceptive treatments. This makes this option preferable to some women.
Yasmin is known to benefit women who are experiencing particularly heavy or painful bleeds. Taking the Yasmin pill can result in lighter and more regular bleeds, which makes this treatment a suitable contraceptive option for women experiencing this. You should consult with your doctor before deciding to use Yasmin as a treatment for heavy or painful bleeding.
Yasmin is suitable for women over the age of 18 who want to use a hormonal contraceptive method. It can also be considered by women who are suffering from painful or heavy bleeding and who want a contraceptive method that can help alleviate this.
As with all prescription medication, this treatment may not be suitable for some women, based on their previous medical history or medications that they are currently taking. The Yasmin pill should not be used by women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding. It may also not be suitable for women who have a history of blood clots, breast cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes or circulatory problems.
When you buy Yasmin online at 121doc, you will be required to complete a short online medical form, which our doctors will use to determine whether this is the correct treatment for you. It is important that you include all the required information on this medical form. If you are unsure of how to place your order, please feel free to contact our dedicated customer care team who will be happy to assist you.
As this is a monophasic pill, the same level of hormones is contained in each Yasmin pill. You will need to take one tablet per day for 21 days, which is then followed by a seven-day break. You may experience a withdrawal bleed during this break period but you will still be fully covered. Once the seven-day period ends, you start the 21-day cycle again, even if you are still experiencing the withdrawal bleed. Each Yasmin pill will be calendar marked, which is designed to help you keep track of your treatment.
If you take your first Yasmin pill on the first day of your period, you will have immediate protection. You can start the treatment between day two and day five of your period, but you will need to use a barrier contraceptive method for seven days after your first dose. There are full instructions on what to do if you miss a pill in the patient leaflet. You will be provided this with your medication and you can also download it at any point from our website.
This medication is well tolerated and has a reduced risk of complications when compared to some of the other combined contraceptives. If you do experience side effects, they can include headaches, menstrual changes, breast tenderness and nausea. These adverse effects are known to affect only a small number of users and will usually disappear within a couple of days. If you experience any serious discomfort from Yasmin, you should consult with your doctor.
You can buy Yasmin online at 121doc and receive your medication on the next day of placing your order. When progressing through the ordering process, you will be required to complete a quick online medical consultation form, which our doctors will use to determine whether this is the correct treatment option for you. You need to ensure that you include all the necessary medical information to ensure our doctors have all the required information they need to create your prescription. Once a prescription has been created, it will be sent to the pharmacy from where the medication will be dispensed. We offer a range of fast and discreet delivery options to ensure that you receive your order for Yasmin as quickly as possible.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
|Overview||Combined pill||Combined pill||Combined pill|
|Progestogen||150mcg Desogestrel||75mcg Gestodene||150mcg Levonorgestrel|
|Oestrogen||20mcg Ethinylestradiol||20mcg Ethinylestradiol||30mcg Ethinylestradiol|
|Features||Improves period pain & PMS symptoms||Improves period pain & PMS symptoms||Improves period pain & PMS symptoms|
|Side effects||Low risk||Low risk||Low risk|
|Over 35 & smoke|
|Over 35 & smoke||Unsuitable||Unsuitable||Unsuitable|
|High blood pressure|
|High blood pressure||Caution||Caution||Caution|
|How to take|
|How to take||21 days with break of 7 days||21 days with break of 7 days||21 days with break of 7 days|
|Price 3 month course|
|Price 3 month course||£39.99||£41.99||£32.99|
|View treatment||View treatment||View treatment|
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