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Yasminelle is a combined contraceptive pill containing the active ingredients drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. Our fast and convenient service allows you to obtain a prescription for Yasminelle online.
To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Yasminelle, Microlite or Yaz. 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.
Yasminelle is a combined contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy in women who are sexually active. Yasminelle contains the active ingredients drospirenone and ethinylestradiol, which are artificial versions of the natural female sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen.
These hormones prevent pregnancy stopping your monthly egg from being released, and by making it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. Yasminelle does not protect from STIs like gonorrhoea or HIV.
Yasminelle is taken once a day for 21 consecutive days, after which there is a 7-day ‘break’ period when you do not take any pills. During this time, your body will create a ‘withdrawal bleed’ that looks like your usual monthly period.
Yasminelle is a contraceptive pill to be taken by sexually active women for the prevention of pregnancy. Yasminelle is a prescription medication that must be prescribed by a doctor, who will decide whether or not it is suitable for you based on your medical history.
Swallow your Yasminelle pill whole, without chewing or crushing it. The tablets can be taken with or without food or water, as desired.
If you are less than 12 hours late in taking your usual pill, take the missed pill as soon as you remember and carry on taking it the next day as usual. You will still be protected against pregnancy.
If you are more than 12 hours late or have missed more than one pill, take the missed pill as soon as you remember and carry on the next day as usual. Use an extra method of contraception (like condoms) for the next 7 days as you may not be fully protected against pregnancy. Count the number of pills left in your packet and follow these instructions:
7 or more pills left: take your missed pill as soon as you remember and use condoms when having sex for the next 7 days. If you have had sex in the week before you missed your pill, there is a chance you might be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test or consult your doctor as you could require emergency contraception.
Less than 7 pills left: stop taking pills from your current strip and go directly to your 7-day ‘break’ period, starting a new strip of pills as normal on the 8th day. If you do not have a withdrawal bleed during this period, you may be pregnant. Contact your doctor to confirm before starting the next strip.
There is no real medical evidence to suggest that Yasminelle (or any pill) will make you gain or lose weight. However, everyone will act differently to the contraceptive pill. Most side effects of Yasminelle will only be short term and temporary while your body adjusts to it.
You can’t take Yasminelle as a morning after pill. Yasminelle will only prevent you from getting pregnant (when taken properly). It won’t work after you’ve had unprotected sex, and might be pregnant.
Talk to your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist if you’ve had unprotected sex and think you could get pregnant. They’ll be able to prescribe you a morning after pill.
There’s some evidence to suggest that Yasminelle can help improve bad spots or acne. However, this won’t be the case for everyone. Hormonal medication will only change your acne if your acne is hormonal.
If you’re worried about acne or spots, talk to your doctor about the best oral contraceptive pill for you.
Do not take Yasminelle if you pregnant or breastfeeding. If you think you could be pregnant, take a test or go to your doctor to confirm this right away.
Taking Yasminelle slightly increases your chances of getting a blood clot. Around 9-12 in 10,000 women using Yasminelle will be at risk of developing blood clots per year, compared to around 2 in 10,000 women at risk who are not taking a combined hormonal pill.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms of a blood clot:
In very rare cases, Yasminelle is thought to increase your chances of getting certain diseases.
In your Yasminelle packet you will find 21 pills in a blister strip, with each pill marked by a different day of the week. Take one pill per day for 21 days in a row, following the corresponding days of the week marked by the arrows along the packet. For example, if you start taking Yasminelle on a Monday, press your first pill through the foil marked ‘MON’.
Try to take your pill at around the same time every day (like just before you go to bed).
After 21 days of taking Yasminelle, you will have a ‘break’ period of 7 days when you take no pills. In this time you will experience a withdrawal bleed that acts a lot like your usual period, but is usually lighter and less unpleasant. Start your next packet of 21 days on the day after this 7-day break period, and follow the same pattern.
The active ingredients in Yasminelle pills are ethinylestradiol, at a strength of 0.02 mg, and drospirenone, at a strength of 3 mg.
Yasminelle pills also contain: maize starch, magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate, talc, hypromellose, iron oxide red (E172) and titanium dioxide.
Always discuss your medical history and any medication you are currently taking with your prescribing doctor before taking Yasminelle. Some medicines may interact badly with Yasminelle or stop it from working, and vice versa, including:
Like all medicines, it is possible that you may experience some side effects as a result of taking Yasminelle. Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 women) include:
*Yasminelle can also improve acne
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.
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.
You can choose for your paper prescription to be delivered to your address. This takes 3-5 working days.
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