Side Effects of Yaz
Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill that is marketed by Bayer Healthcare. Other forms of the drug marketed by Bayer include Beyaz, Safyral and Yasmin. There are serious side effects associated with the use of Yaz, including an increased risk for blood clots and heart attack. In addition, Bayer was issued a warning in 2008 for deceptive television advertising.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious injury as a result of the use of the drug Yaz, it is important to consult with an experienced drug litigation lawyer. The team at Aaron M. Levine & Associates will provide objective legal advice about your situation and represent you in a lawsuit.
We are located in Washington, D.C., and handle cases across the region and the United States, including Maryland, Virginia, California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, Texas and Massachusetts.
Serious Side Effects of Yaz That You Should Know About
Yaz contains drospirenone, which is a progestin. Progestin is a hormone that can increase a person’s potassium levels and lead to very serious side effects. Yaz, Beyaz, Safyral and Yasmin are the only birth control pills that contain drospirenone.
Serious side effects of Yaz and other drospirenone-containing birth control pills include:
- Increased risk of serious or life-threatening blood clots
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Increased risk of stroke
- Gall bladder issues
- Thromboembolic disorders
- Vascular problems
- Sudden death
- Yaz and Increased Chance of Blood Clots
In April 2012, the FDA completed a review of several studies that suggested that women using drospirenone-containing birth control pills were at a higher risk for severe blood clots. While the results of this study were mixed, drug labels for Yaz, Beyaz, Safyral and Yasmin must report that some epidemiologic studies show an increased risk for blood clots in birth control pills containing drospirenone.
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