Ask an expert

05 Apr 2006

Yasmin - URGENT
Dear Gynae Doc

i have just started taking yasmin and am a little confused,why did i start in the silver section.. 3rd day of my period?there are 7 white (inactive tablets) what happens when i take these?why do other contraceptives only have 4 white tablets?please clarify as i am really confused as to whether i am really protected or it safe whilst on the white tablets?
Answer 9,277 views

01 Jan 0001

It may be that you have a different pack. In any event, the yellow pills are active pills. Once you have taken 7 of these you will be protected. When you reach the white pills you will have a period. The lower dose pills have only 4 inactive pills because a shorther period is needed for them to remain safe.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9433 votes
68% - 19974 votes