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Posted by: Samantha | 2006/04/05

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 not.is it safe whilst on the white tablets?

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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.

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Posted by: Samantha | 2006/04/06

hi there,

thanks, but i have yellow tablets in the silver section and white tablets in the normal section!? just started two weeks now. started on the third day of my period - yellow tablet in the silver section. what do you think?

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Posted by: ice | 2006/04/05

hi i was on yasmin when you start your period for instance on a wenesday you will take the white tablet in the silver section (wed), and then carry on from there, on the pack it has arrows just follow it. if you come to the end of the pack and you have one yellow pill left on a tuesday buy a new pack and start on the wednesday of the yellow pill. if it is the first month that you are on it don't have unprotected sex otherwise i think there is still a risk of you falling pregnant. i am not sure why other tablets have only four as i have never been on any other contraceptive, but i personally think that yasmin is great.

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