FDA Warns Oral Contraceptives – Yaz, Yasmin – Have High Risk Of Blood Clots

Oral contraceptives that contain drospirenone have a threefold increase for risk of blood clots

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) “has concluded that drospirenone containing birth control pills may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots than other progestin containing pills.”

Nine oral contraceptives containing 3mg of drospirenone and either 0.02 or 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol, will now note the risk of blood clots on their labels.  The oral contraceptives include:  Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Zarah, Beyaz, Gianvi, Syeda, Loryna, Safyral.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.

What You Need To Know About Yaz, Yasmin, & Ocella

Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella – A Dangerous Drug

Yaz, or Yasmin also has a generic name – Ocella.  Yaz was manufactured by Berlex Laboratories and was later acquired by Bayer AG based in Leverkusen, Germany in 2006.

Yaz is a birth control pill that contains two types of hormones – Estrogen and Progestin.

Yaz is the only 24/4 day birth control pill that also contains the synthetic hormone – Drospirenone.

Drospirenone, also known as 1,2-dihydrospirorenone, is a synthetic, steroidal progestin with additional antimineralocorticoid and weak antiandrogen properties which is used as a hormonal contraceptive.

Yaz is a dangerous drug which has been known to cause heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. Just to name a few.

There have been 1,900 cases resolved claiming the birth control pill caused blood clots, heart attacks and/or strokes.  In each case, Bayer AG paid out an average of $212,000 U.S. dollars to it’s sufferers.

There are many cases against Bayer’s Yaz birth control pill still pending.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.

 

Yaz & Yasmin Related Deaths in USA

After a thorough search of the FDA’s adverse events database, a German research group found there have been 190 Yaz or Yasmin related deaths in the United States alone.

Most of the women were young and healthy when they started taking the oral contraceptive. They then suddenly developed blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, suffered a stroke or gallbladder disease.

Currently, there are about 7000 lawsuits against Bayer, the makers of Yaz and Yasmin. The German research group called Coalition against Bayer Dangers, or CBG would like to have women who suffered a Yaz side effect speak out at a Bayer shareholder meeting; Because of the high number of injuries, CBG aims to ask the drug makers to recall their best-selling birth control pill.

Mother Takes Daughter Off Yaz after UnExplained Illness

Birth Control Buzz is a website dedicated helping women find the best and best priced birth control pills for themselves. They also have a forum where people can post their experiences both good and bad with various pills. There, one mother wrote:  “My daughter was taking Yaz as a predecessor to going on Acutane for acne. After a couple months began having severe nausea and vomiting which we thought was due to the Acutane (it is known to have potentially powerful side effects) so we took her off of that treatment. The nausea and vomiting increased to the extent that she had MRI, sonogram, and ultimately colonoscopy and endoscopy to determine if there was cancer, etc. All tests were totally clean…so doctors said it must be in her head.”

As it turned out it wasn’t just “in her head”; The mother was able to trace the start of her daughter’s problems back and found it coincided with the start of the Yaz prescription. She writes:  “I immediately told her to stop taking the drug. Within one week, my daughter could eat again and her spirits were lifted.  Nice to have her back after thousands of dollars in medical tests.”

Yaz has caused adverse side effects for many women, including life-threatening cases of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and even stroke. Lawsuits have been and continue to be filed against Bayer, makers of Yaz.