Yasmin pill

Combined oral contraceptive pill with drospirenone and ethinylestradiol.

Pack of 63 Yasmin 0.03mg/3mg ethinylestradiol/drospirenone film-coated oral tablets
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Frequently asked questions

Is Lucette the same as Yasmin?

Lucette and Yasmin are different, but similar. They contain the same ingredients in the same amounts so they work the same way.

Is Dretine the same as Yasmin?

Dretine and Yasmin are different, but similar. They contain the same ingredients in the same amounts so they work the same way.

Does Yasmin cause weight gain?

There is no clear evidence that combined pills like Yasmin directly cause weight gain. Contraceptive pills can cause water retention and an increased appetite which can lead to weight gain over time.

Can you get Yasmin on the NHS?

Yes. You can get Yasmin on the NHS if a doctor or nurse prescribes it.

Is Yasmin good for acne?

A medical review from 2018 found that the combination of hormones found in Yasmin pills led to a significant improvement in acne. The hormonal changes introduced by taking the combined pill can reduce your body’s sebum production, an oily substance that causes acne.

Does Yasmin affect my weight?

Many women report that taking the contraceptive pill causes them to gain weight. However, there is no medical evidence to prove that this is the case. How a contraceptive pill affects you depends on your body shape, lifestyle and other health conditions you may have.

Can Yasmin cause anxiety or depression?

Women report that Yasmin can make them anxious or cause low mood, but studies do not confirm a direct link between the combined pill and anxiety or depression. Changing the levels of oestrogen and progesterone in your body could affect your feelings, as hormones impact mental health.

If you think taking Yasmin makes you anxious or depressed, talk to your doctor about changing contraception.

Is Yasmin good for PCOS side effects?

Side effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), such as heavy, painful and irregular periods, can be helped by taking a combined pill such as Yasmin. Taking a daily dose of hormones means your body has the hormones it needs for the menstrual cycle to be more regular and less painful.

Does Yasmin stop your periods?

Yasmin does not necessarily stop your periods as you normally have a ‘withdrawal’ bleed during the 7-day break. It is possible to delay the withdrawal bleed by taking a pill packet back to back.

Does Yasmin cause bleeding between periods?

Yasmin does not usually cause bleeding between periods. Some women find that they have bleeding between periods when they first start taking Yasmin, but this usually settles down in 3 months. If you are regularly bleeding between your periods, talk to your doctor.

Does Yasmin give you a low libido?

There is no proven link between taking the combined contraceptive pill and having a lower sex drive, although many women report that this is their experience. If taking Yasmin reduces your libido, talk to your doctor about trying a different contraceptive pill.

Does Yasmin increase your risk of cancer?

For women who take the combined pill, there is a slight increase in the risk of developing breast and cervical cancers. There is a decrease in the risk of developing ovarian and womb cancers.

Be aware of the warning signs and talk to your doctor immediately if you are worried:

  • check your breasts regularly for any changes like dimpling, nipple changes or lumps
  • look out for unusual vaginal discharge, bleeding, pelvic pain or pain during sex

Keep up to date with routine cervical smear tests.

Does Yasmin increase your risk of blood clots (thrombosis)?

Using a combined contraceptive pill like Yasmin slightly increases your risk of getting a blood clot. However, the risk is still very low overall and you are more likely to develop a blood clot during pregnancy.

If a blood clot develops, it can cause:

  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot in your leg)
  • pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in your lung)
  • stroke
  • heart attack

Your risk of getting a blood clot in a vein is highest in the 1st year of taking a combined contraceptive pill for the first time. When you stop taking Yasmin, your risk of a blood clot returns to normal within a few weeks.

Does Yasmin make your breasts grow?

Some women find that their breasts swell when they start taking Yasmin. Usually, the breasts return to their usual size once the body has become used to the additional hormones. Taking Yasmin does not permanently change the size of your breasts.

Can the contraceptive pill make you infertile?

There’s no evidence to suggest that contraceptive pills like Yasmin can make you infertile (unable to get pregnant). Therefore, if you stop taking Yasmin, you should use extra protection immediately to avoid getting pregnant.

Will stopping taking Yasmin cause any side effects?

Yes. It can take your body some time to adjust to the change in hormone levels when you stop using any pill. You may:

  • experience heavier or irregular periods and cramps
  • find that any premenstrual syndrome symptoms that improved while on the pill will return
  • see changes to hair growth, acne or weight
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Crystal Wyllie Accreditations: MBBS, MRCGP (2015), DFSRH, DRCOG (2018)

Crystal qualified in Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. She then trained as a GP in London hospitals and practices. She has a particular interest in reproductive, sexual and women’s health.

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Last reviewed: 01 Aug 2023

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