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Yasmin is a contraceptive pill by Bayer. Our fast and convenient service allows you to obtain a prescription for Yasmin online - without having to see your GP.

To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Yasmin. Our online doctor will review your information and approve an appropriate treatment.

Prescriptions for urgent treatment can be delivered by Pharmacy Collect, usually within an hour. Or you can choose for your prescription to be delivered to your address. Prescriptions can be used at a pharmacy of your choice.

A consultation for the contraceptive pill costs €20.

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What is Yasmin for?

Yasmin is a contraceptive pill. Like other hormone-based contraceptives, Yasmin provides effective protection while allowing spontaneous sex. Yasmin contains two different hormones, an oestrogen and a progesterone, and is therefore referred to as a combined oral contraceptive.

How safe is contraception with Yasmin?

Very safe - but only if the tablets are taken correctly. In order to benefit from Yasmin, it is important to follow the instructions in the patient leaflet carefully, taking one pill at the same time every day. In general, oral contraception is considered a very safe method, preventing over 99% of all possible pregnancies when used correctly.

Do I need to use a condom in addition?

If you are taking Yasmin correctly, you do not need to worry about using an additional contraceptive for preventing pregnancy. However, Yasmin provides no protection from sexually transmitted diseases. If you have sex with partners whose sexual health status is unknown, you should always use a condom to prevent contracting gonorrhea, herpes, human papilloma virus or HIV. Also, if you have forgotten to take a pill or are currently taking medication which interacts with your pill (for example some antibiotics) you may also need to use a condom in addition to taking your daily tablet.

Is Yasmin a safe contraceptive?

Like other combined contraceptive pills, Yasmin is highly effective in preventing pregnancy, as it works in three ways. Firstly, the hormones in Yasmin cause the mucus at the entrance of the womb to thicken, which means that sperm will not be able to make their way to the egg. Should this mechanism fail, you are still protected from pregnancy as Yasmin also suppresses ovulation. Finally, taking a contraceptive pill causes changes in the texture of the walls inside the womb. Even if the first two mechanisms fail, a fertilised egg will not be able to implant in the womb and develop.

Does Yasmin increase the risk of thrombosis?

Yasmin and all other combined contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of thrombosis. Whether pills containing drospirenone (the progesterone in Yasmin) lead to a higher increase in this risk than contraceptives containing a different progesterone is currently unclear. While a study published in the British Medical Journal seemed to confirm this hypothesis, German scientists from the Endokrinologikum in Hamburg have criticised the methodology of the original study and claim that the results are “statistically irrelevant”.

Who has an increased risk of thrombosis?

The risk of thrombosis rises with age and unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol. Especially overweight men and women are at a higher risk, as are patients with a family history of blood clots or arteriosclerosis. If any of the above apply to you, a contraceptive pill like Yasmin may not be suitable for you. Your doctor will be able to help you decide whether you can safely take Yasmin, please make sure you provide your GP with all relevant information on your family history and previous health problems.

Can I take Yasmin while I am breastfeeding?

No. Combined oral contraceptives like Yasmin are not suitable for women who are breastfeeding. If you would like to use an oral contraceptive while breastfeeding, you should discuss the possibility of taking a progesterone-only pill, also known as the minipill, with your doctor or gynecologist. Due to the lower dose of hormones they contain, some minipills can safely be taken by breastfeeding women.

Can you take antibiotics whilst you’re on Yasmin?

Some medicines will make Yasmin less effective, and put you at risk of pregnancy. Always check with your doctor before taking Yasmin if you’re on another course of medication, and vice versa.

Most antibiotics are absolutely fine to take with Yasmin. You shouldn’t need to use another form of contraception, unless you get sick (diarrhoea or vomiting) after taking them.

However, if you are prescribed rifabutin or rifampicin, you should use an additional barrier method of contraception (like condoms) for as long as you’re taking the antibiotics, and for at least 7 days afterwards. This is because rifabutin and rifampicin both can make Yasmin stop working.

How do I need to take Yasmin?

When you begin your first course of Yasmin, you can choose at which time of the day you would like to take your pill. From there on, you should continue to take your daily tablet at the same time every day. The tablet is to be swallowed whole with a drink of water. The days of the week are printed around the edge of the blister pack, which makes it easy for you to see which pill you need to take next. It also helps you to establish, whether you have taken all pills as required.

Why are there 21 pills in each pack?

After three weeks of taking Yasmin, there is a one week break. During this 7-day break, you will not be taking any pills but you are still protected from pregnancy. Usually, you will experience a period during this week, which may be lighter and less painful. After 7 days, you need to begin the next blister pack and continue your course.

Why is it so important to take Yasmin every day?

If you do not take your Yasmin tablets as advised, you are not protected from unwanted pregnancy. Hence, it is very important not to forget taking your pill every day. If you have forgotten to take a tablet but remember to take it within 12 hours of the usual time, your protection is not affected. Take the tablet as soon as you remember and continue by taking the next pill at your usual time, even if this involves taking two Yasmin tablets in the same day.

I forgot to take Yasmin for more than 12 hours, what do I need to do?

If it has been more than 12 hours since you were supposed to take Yasmin, you may need to use additional protection during the following 7 days. Whether this is necessary depends on the point in time of your cycle, please read the patient leaflet for detailed instructions on what to do in either of the three weeks. If you have forgotten to take the pill in week 3, you may need to skip your break and start the next pack straight away to ensure your contraceptive protection remains effective.

I think I might be pregnant. What should I do?

If you have been taking your pill correctly, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. If you are unsure, you should do a pregnancy test or consult your doctor. Yasmin is not to be taken by pregnant women, as it can harm the unborn baby. Hence, it is very important to rule out the possibility of an existing pregnancy before taking it. However, missing a period while taking a contraceptive pill is not unusual, especially during the first three months, when your body adjusts to the daily hormone intake.

Yasmin contains two active ingredients. Each individual tablet contains 0.03mg Ethinylestradiol and 3.0mg Drospirenone. The pills are light yellow, round and have a convex surface. One one side they are embossed with the letters “DO”.

Yasmin Side effects

Taking Yasmin can cause side effects in some women. Common side effects include:

  • depressive moods and mood swings
  • headaches and migraines
  • nausea and stomach problems
  • breast pain, irregular bleeding and fungal infections

Yasmin can also cause other, less common side effects. 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:

  • you have ever had a blood clot
  • have a family history of blood clots
  • have ever had 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

If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pharmacy Collect

If you need your medication urgently, choose DrEd's Pharmacy Collect service. This service is available between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday. Orders placed outside of these hours will be processed the next working day. First, our doctors will review your treatment and approve if appropriate. We will then send an advanced notification of your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We aim to do this within an hour.

If your chosen pharmacy is unable to fulfil your prescription, we will get in touch with you to arrange alternative collection arrangements.

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You can choose for your paper prescription to be delivered to your address. This takes 3-5 working days.

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