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The recommended Yasmin dosage is the same for any woman. This oral contraceptive comes in tablet form and must be taken at the same time every day. If you miss Yasmin doses, it may increase your chance of getting pregnant. You can start it on either the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts.

Yasmin Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose of Yasmin® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Yasmin Dosage for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one. The first 21 tablets (which are yellow) contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets (the white ones) do not contain any active ingredients. By taking these tablets, your body gets a break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
When you take Yasmin for the first time, you can start it either on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. If you start Yasmin on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need any backup contraception. If you choose a Sunday start, you need to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first week. If the first day of your period happens to be on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed). If you switch from another type of birth control pill, start taking Yasmin on the day you would normally start a new pack of birth control pills (no backup necessary).
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