Yasmin contraceptive birth control pills available online 

Yasmin is an effective birth control medication used for preventing pregnancy. Get a new prescription or refill of Yasmin contraceptive pills from a caring, board-certified primary care doctor online.*

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About Yasmin birth control

Yasmin is a combination birth control pill, meaning it contains both estrogen and progestin. Yasmin contains drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. It works mainly to prevent ovulation and thus prevents pregnancy. Yasmin also changes the cervical mucus and uterine lining, which makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus.

Yasmin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including drospirenone ethinyl estradiol. It is taken by mouth once daily. While it's main purpose is to prevent pregnancy, it may be prescribed off-label for other uses, including period regulation and acne prevention. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions regarding how to take Yasmin, to ensure it's most effective for you.

Yasmin uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Yasmin, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for the following reasons.

  • Pregnancy prevention

    Yasmin is FDA-approved to prevent pregnancy. Like other combined hormonal contraceptives, Yasmin does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or infections.

  • Acne

    Yasmin is also FDA-approved to treat acne in women interested in taking birth control pills.

  • PMDD

    Yasmin is sometimes prescribed for mood disorders related to the menstrual cycle, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

  • Hyperlactation

    Yasmin may be prescribed off-label to decrease breast milk supply in women with excessive milk production (hyperlactation).

  • PCOS

    Yasmin can be prescribed off-label for treatment of and menstrual regulation for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It does have antiandrogenic effects, which may decrease facial hair or acne associated with PCOS.

Yasmin side effects

The side effects associated with taking Yasmin are typically mild, though there are some precautions to be aware of.

  • Yasmin has some common side effects, including:

    • Nausea or upset stomach

    • Mood changes

    • Breast tenderness

    • Changes in your menstrual period or sex drive

    Other side effects, which are less common but might indicate a serious problem, could include:

    • Blood clots or heart attack symptoms, such as severe chest pain, leg swelling, or trouble breathing

    • High blood pressure

    • Sudden severe headache

    • Allergic reaction

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of Yasmin is not recommended for children under 14 years of age.

How to take Yasmin

Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to take your Yasmin prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions as it is essential to follow your doctor's instructions on how to take Yasmin. However, here are some general guidelines:

  1. Take one tablet of Yasmin every day at the same time, with or without food.

  2. The tablets come in a pack of 28, with 21 active and 7 inactive tablets. Take the active tablets for 21 days, followed by the inactive tablets for 7 days.

  3. You may begin taking Yasmin on the first day of your menstrual period or the first Sunday after your period starts, or other times depending on your needs. If you start on a day other than the first day of your period, use a backup method of birth control for the first 7 days of taking the medication.

  4. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember. If you miss two pills in a row, take two on the day you remember and two the next day, then continue taking one pill a day until the pack is finished. Use a backup method of birth control for the next 7 days. If you miss three pills in a row, contact your doctor.

  5. Talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects or are concerned about taking Yasmin.

It is important to take Yasmin exactly as prescribed to ensure its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.

What to avoid while taking Yasmin

Yasmin may interact with other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. Talk with your doctor about any possible interactions to be sure you are taking Yasmin safely.

Possible drug interactions with Yasmin include:

It is safe to drink alcohol while taking Yasmin. Like other birth control pills, Yasmin does not protect against sexually transmitted infections or diseases.

Medication alternatives to Yasmin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other contraceptive pills or birth control pills in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives.

Yasmin prescription FAQs

  • How much does Yasmin cost?

    The cost of Yasmin depends on your pharmacy and insurance. Fortunately, most health insurance providers offer free or low-cost birth control, and patients without insurance can take advantage or discount cards or get free birth control at some reproductive health centers.

  • How can I refill my Yasmin prescription?

    To refill your Yasmin prescription, book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor. After reviewing your medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • What is the Yasmin pill used for?

    The Yasmin pill is used to prevent pregnancy. It may also be prescribed to treat moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms.

  • Does Yasmin have side effects?

    Like other birth control pills, Yasmin may come with side effects. Common side effects of Yasmin include:

    • Changes in your menstrual period or sex drive

    • Mood changes

    • Headaches

    • Nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach

    • Breast tenderness

  • What type of birth control is Yasmin?

    Yasmin is a combination oral contraceptive that contains two hormones: drospirenone (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen).

  • Does Yasmin cause weight gain?

    While there are concerns about weight gain with most hormonal contraceptives, there is currently no strong evidence suggesting that Yasmin or other birth control causes weight gain.

  • Who should not take Yasmin?

    Avoid taking Yasmin if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

    • Coronary artery disease

    • Hormone-related cancer, such as breast cancer

    • Liver disease or kidney disease

    • Severe migraine headaches

    • Unexplained vaginal bleeding

    You should not take birth control pills if you smoke, are over 35, and have an increased risk of blood clots.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Yasmin?

    If you miss one active pill, take two pills on the day you remember. Then, take one pill for the remainder of the pill pack.

    If you miss more than two pills, you may not have a period for the month. Use back-up birth control for at least one week following the missed pills.

  • What happens if I take too much Yasmin?

    If you've taken too much Yasmin, contact your local poison control center. While this is usually not an emergency, you may experience some unpleasant side effects and should know what signs to look for that may indicate a more serious issue.

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