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How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:41 am
by Juliaho90
Hello.

I have managed to refill my Yasmin pills and I have just gotten my period (first day) today. I took the first pill today at 3pm as my period came in the afternoon.

However my preference is to take the pills in the morning when I get up. How do I go about changing the timing of the pills because I was told I should take it the same time Everyday.

I think Yasmin considered a combined pill? Not sure if I can change the timing by taking the pill anytime I want the next day?

Re: How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:54 am
by rubyted
Hi there!

Our article about the combined pill, Combined Oral Contraceptives (The Pill), says "If you don't take it at exactly the same time -- but still take it on the day you're supposed to -- that won't make your pills ineffective: it's just a safer bet to take it around the same time to keep you in the habit to reduce the risk of you spacing out a pill on any given day...If you want to be as close as you can to a perfect-use effectiveness rate, you'll want to try and take your pills within the same three-hour window each day."

So it sounds like you can pretty much start taking your Yasmin (which, yes, is a combined pill) at whatever time works for you the next day you need to take it! If you want to be really careful, you can do that by taking the pill within three hours of whatever time you took it the previous day. For example, if you take a pill at 3 pm, but want to change it to the morning, you could take one the next day at 1 pm, the next day's at 11 am, and the next day's at 9 am. It'll take a few days, but you'll get there!

Does that answer your question? :)

Re: How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:04 am
by Juliaho90
Hello!

Just to make it easier, I wonder if I can just take the pills at 3pm for the rest of the pack for the full 21 days. And for the next pack after 7 days rest, I take the pill at 10am. Does that make sense?

Re: How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:32 pm
by Mo
That would work just fine, if you wanted to do it that way.

Re: How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:02 pm
by Juliaho90
Thank you Mo!

And I assume having some spotting (dark brown) after stopping the pills for a while and taking them again is completely normal?

Re: How to change timing of Yasmin pills?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:45 am
by Alexa
Hey there,

Spotting/irregularities in your menstrual cycle when going on and off a birth control pill is totally normal, yes. It should regulate over time!