Yasmin - 3 month course
  • Yasmin - 3 month course


Medication features

  • Combined Oral Contraceptive
  • For women already taking Yasmin
  • 3 month supply


Order Yasmin Pill Online UK

You can order Yasmin combined contraceptive pills online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. This service is for repeat supplies of this pill, for patients who are already prescribed this by their regular GP. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. Our Yasmin pill price includes the private prescription fee. 

If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address. Delivery options include next day delivery.

What is Yasmin?

Yasmin is a popular and effective contraceptive pill. It contains two active ingredients which help to prevent ovulation and make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus. These two active ingredients are two different female hormones called drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. They are synthetic versions of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

This type of hormonal contraception pill is called a ‘combination’ pill, or a combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill. 

With any medication, there are risks involved, and so you should have all your regular check-ups with your GP each year. Your GP surgery should, when you’re taking Yasmin pills, review you regularly. This ensures it is safe for you to continue taking the pill.

How does Yasmin work?

The Yasmin contraceptive pill contains two different female hormones called drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. This combination of hormones stops the body from ovulating (releasing an egg) and reduces the likelihood of sperm reaching the uterus by thickening the mucus of the uterus.

It also makes it harder for a fertilised egg to implant into the lining of the womb and be able to grow. These effects make the Yasmin combined pill an effective contraceptive.

How effective is Yasmin?

When used correctly Yasmin birth control, like other combined pills, is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. This means that less than 1 in 100 women taking it correctly over a year will get pregnant. 

If you would like to see what Yasmin users think, we have a collection of reviews from our UK patients you can use to make an informed decision before starting treatment.

Does Yasmin cause weight gain?

One of the side effects of contraceptive pills is that there can be fluctuations in weight. This is listed as an uncommon side effect for the pill Yasmin. If you find your weight gain is difficult to control, you should speak to your GP about switching to a different birth control pill.

Which Contraception is Suitable for Me?

Can I take Yasmin if I'm breastfeeding?

Taking the pill is generally not advised if you are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before taking any hormonal contraceptive.

Yasmin summary

Active ingredients

Ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone

How it works

Prevent ovulation, also prevents sperm from reaching an egg



Side effects

Headache, nausea, breast pain, libido changes


What type of pill is Yasmin?
It contains two hormones and is classed as a combined contraceptive pill. This is different from another type of contraceptive pill called progestogen only pills.

When do I take Yasmin?
It is best to take it at the same time every day, one pill every day, for 21 days of your cycle.

Can I delay my period with Yasmin?
If you skip the 7-day pill-free break and take two strips back-to-back, you can delay your period.

How long does Yasmin take to work?
If you start Yasmin on the first day (24 hours) of your period you are immediately protected against pregnancy. You may also begin on day 2-5 of the cycle, but then you must use extra protective measures (such as a condom) for the first 7 days.

Can smokers take Yasmin?
Your doctor may prescribe Yasmin if you smoke and are under the age of 35. However, the Yasmin pill in the UK is not usually recommended to women over 35 years of age who also smoke. This is due to the increased risk of blood clots. Ask your GP for advice about other methods of contraception that may be more suitable.

Can I buy Yasmin online in the UK?
Yasmin, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine and is not available to buy over the counter. However, you can request to order Yasmin online from registered online doctor and pharmacy services, like Simple Online Pharmacy. We ask that you complete an online medical questionnaire for our doctors to review. If they decide it is safe and suitable for you to take, they will send a prescription to our pharmacy team. From here, your medicine is dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address.

Side Effects

Yasmin Pill Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects when taking any medicine. Please read the patient information leaflet to be aware of the potential side effects. 

Common Yasmin side effects include headaches, nausea, breast pain, changes in sex drive, and mood swings. An uncommon side effect of the Yasmin pill is acne. Less than 1 in 100 women will experience this as a side effect.

Contact your doctor if these side effects persist or are uncomfortable. 

Blood Clots

Taking a combined pill, like Yasmin, slightly increases your risks of developing a blood clot. Women with a history of blood clots are advised not to take a combined pill for this reason. When taking the combined pill, you should be aware of the symptoms of a blood clot and seek medical attention immediately if you notice these symptoms.

Women at an increased risk of blood clots include women older than 35, a BMI over 30, and a family history of blood clots.


Some evidence suggests there may be a slightly increased risk of breast and cervical cancers in women taking a combined pill. The NHS website has more information on symptoms of breast cancer and cervical cancer. The patient information leaflet discusses this increased risk in detail.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


How to take Yasmin

One Yasmin tablet is taken once daily, at the same time every day. It is a 21-day pill pack, meaning one pill is taken every day for 21 days (starting on day 1 of your menstrual cycle), followed by a 7 day break. Yasmin strips are each marked with the day of the week. 

You will likely have withdrawal bleeding similar to your menstrual periods during the 7 days when you stop taking the pill. You are still protected during these 7 days and do not need to use additional contraception.

Start taking the next strip of Yasmin tabs after the seven pill-free days – even if you are still bleeding. It is important to begin the new strip on time. Each strip contains 21 pills.

Switching from a different pill to Yasmin

The advice for switching from a different pill varies depending on the type of pill you were taking. See section 3 of the patient information leaflet for detailed information on how to start taking Yasmin after stopping another pill.

What should I do if I miss a Yasmin pill?

If you are less than 12 hours late taking a tablet, you are still protected against pregnancy. Take the tablet as soon as you remember and then take the following tablets again at the usual time.

If you are more than 12 hours late taking a tablet, this counts as a missed pill and your protection against pregnancy may be reduced. If you have missed more than one pill, you are at greater risk of pregnancy. 

The rules differ depending on what point of the strip you missed a pill. Page 14 of the patient information leaflet contains a table that explains this or you can see our missed pill guide.


Yasmin drug interactions

When filling out our online form, make sure to list any medicines you currently take. Yasmin should not be used alongside some medicines. This includes certain epilepsy medicines and antifungal medicines. The patient information leaflet contains a more detailed list of interacting medicines.  

Yasmin and other conditions

When filling out our online form, make sure to mention any medical conditions that you have.

Yasmin should not be used in some conditions. Examples of these conditions include very high blood pressure, a history of blood clots, and a previous heart attack or stroke.

For a full list of conditions please see page 3 onwards of the patient information leaflet. If you are unsure or need further advice please discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.

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