Yaz and Yasmine, made by Bayer and its generic counterpart Ocella, has been linked to several serious side effects for women using this relatively new contraceptive. Recent studies and multiple reports from women are showing that Yaz is causing greater incidents of blood clots, gallbladder disease and evenstrokes and heart attacks. Our firm is handling these cases and if you or someone you know has been had the following side effects while taking this drugcontact our office immediatly for more information.
Consumer groups and some members of the medical community are questioning Yaz side effects and its increased risks. Yaz contains a type of synthetic progestin called drospirenone. This contraceptive is one of the most popular contraceptives because it has been advertised for its effectiveness in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
The problem appears to stem from a change in the blood clotting system which many people are associating the side effects with the type of synthetic progestin used by Bayer in its manufacture of Yaz called drospirenone . Patients experiencing any side effects should immediately be evaluated by their doctor because these can lead to serious and life threatening injuries. Because the drug has not been recalled by the FDA it continues to remain on the market despite its dangerous side effects.
Yasmin side effects include:
• Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the legs
• Pulmonary Embolism which are blood clots in the lungs (Pulmonary embolism)
• Myocardial Infarction (MI) better known as heart attacks
• gall bladder disease
Yaz blood clot problems including DVT and PE is a serious Yaz side effect reported by many women with no family history of blood clots. These clots can lead to life threatening injuries. The clots can be caused by the type of hormones in the pill which increases the risk of developing clots. If a patient develops a blood clot they must change their lifestyle by being on blood thinners, future pregnancy problems, pain in the area where the clot developed and a substantially increased risk of developing clots in the future.
Strokes are serious Yaz side effects also being reported by women using Yaz. The strokes are divided into two groups: ischemic stroke (caused by blockage) and hemorrhagic stroke (caused by bleeding). Many women with no prior stroke problems have had life threatening events after getting on this contraceptive where no other health issues exist. After having a stroke many women are then faced with life-changing side effects including: permanent loss of movement, difficulty communicating, and permanent loss of brain functions.
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