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Yasmin is a contraceptive pill (also called 'the pill'). Tablets contain two active ingredients: ethinyloestradiol (an oestrogen) and drospirenone (a progestogen). These female hormones are used to prevent pregnancy, to postpone menstruation, and to counter menstrual problems such as severe menstrual pain.
Medically reviewed by Prof. Dr. O. Patho on December 17, 2018
The Yasmin contraceptive pill is manufactured by Bayer BV. Yasmin pill active ingredients are ethinyloestradiol and drosporenone. These female hormones can prevent pregnancy, reduce menstrual pain and postpone menstruation.
Yasmin is also called a 'sub-50 pill' because each tablet contains less than 50 micrograms of oestrogen.
Yasmin tablets contain a combination of two female hormones: oestrogen ethinyloestradiol and progestin drospirenone. These hormones are important elements in controlling the menstrual cycle, so the Yasmin pill can be taken to regulate the menstrual cycle. Thus menstruation can be postponed and menstrual pain decreased.
In addition, taking Yasmin prevents pregnancy, so it is often used as a contraceptive.
When using Yasmin as a contraceptive it is advised to start on the first day of menstruation. Yasmin pill experience shows it gives immediate protection against pregnancy. But when started later in the menstrual cycle, the pill is not safe immediately, so it is advisable to use additional contraception (a condom, for example) for a week.
Take the pill for 21 days, and then stop for 7 days before beginning a new strip. The stop week can be shortened or completely skipped to postpone menstruation – for several consecutive months, if required.
A doctor’s prescription is required for the first use of Yasmin.
Yasmin pill purchase without a prescription is not recommended. Websites selling the medication cheaply often supply fake medicines containing unknown ingredients.