BeYaz

BeYaz is a pill form of birth control, it was approved to prevent pregnancy, and is 99% effective when taken as directed.

BeYaz is sometimes prescribed for:

  • A daily dose of folate supplementation for women in their reproductive years
  • Treatment of PMDD -or- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Treatment of moderate acne in women over the age of 14

BeYaz can increase the risk of serious conditions,  including:  Blood clots, Stroke, and Heart Attack, which can be life threatening or lead to permanent disability.

Contact your health care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:  Migraine headaches, Numbness in legs or arms, Trouble speaking, Severe pain in your chest, Persistant leg pain, Blindness – partial or complete.

Bayer Health Care (the manufacturer of BeYaz) in cooperation with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has recently updated the product information for BeYaz to say:

“Women who use birth control pills with drospirenone (like Beyaz) may have a higher risk of getting a blood clot. Some studies reported that the risk of blood clots was higher for women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone than for women who use birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone. Blood clots can be life-threatening or lead to permanent disability. Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk of blood clots before deciding which Pill is right for you.”

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our court appointed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and BeYaz MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney are here to help.  We represent you, we do not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies. We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

Yaz | Yasmin | Ocella | BeYaz

Warning : Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and BeYaz can cause DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Heart Attack, Blood Clots, and Death

  • Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular events
  • Cardiovascular events increase in women over 35

Stop using Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and/or BeYaz and call your health care provider if you have any of the following side effects:

  • Sudden numbness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Problems with vision
  • Problems with speech
  • Problems with balance
  • Chest pain
  • Pain spreading to your arms
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Migraines Headaches

On April 11 2012, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) order Bayer (The manufacturer of yaz & yasmin) to provide stronger and more clear warnings on their packaging labels of yaz and yasmin blood-clot dangers.

The new labels will include the below information:

“Vascular risks: Stop Yaz if a thrombotic event occurs. Stop at least 4 weeks before and through 2 weeks after major surgery. Start no earlier than 4 weeks after delivery, in women who are not breastfeeding. (5.1) COCs containing DRSP may be associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) than COCs containing levonorgestrel or some other progestins. Before initiating Yaz in a new COC user or a woman who is switching from a contraceptive that does not contain DRSP, consider the risks and benefits of a DRSP-containing COC in light of her risk of a VTE. (5.1)”

You have the right to trust your medication is safe.  Tragically, this is not always the case.  Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our court appointed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and BeYaz MDL (Multi-district Litigation) attorney are here to help.  We represent you, we do not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies. We invite you to contact The Maher Law Firm or Frank Eidson Attorney At Law today.

What Is Beyaz?

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Beyaz is an oral contraceptive manufactured by Bayer

Beyaz is made of several ingredients including ethinylestradiol, and estrogen and drospirenone a synthetic progestogen, which makes it a “combined oral contraceptive”.  Beyaz was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on September 24th 2010.

One of the key ingredients in Beyaz called ‘Drospirenone’ is a synthetic, steroidal progestin that prevents ovulation, (the release of an egg from an ovary) which causes changes in your cervical and uterine lining.

Drospirenone has been linked with a possible increased risk of blood clots, making it more likely to cause blood clots than other types of birth control pills. Drospirenone can be found in many types of birth control pills (oral contraceptives) including Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.  If you smoke, you increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack caused by birth control pills.

Blood Clots, also known as DVT (Deep Vein thrombosis) can be a dangerous condition which may result in:

Heart Attack - When a blood clot travels to the heart it can cause a heart attack
Stroke – When a blood clot travels to the brain it can cause a stroke
Pulmonary Embolism – When a blood clot travels to the lungs it causes PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
Death – When any of the above occur the conditions may be fatal

Beyaz and any other birth control pill containing drospirenone are dangerous drugs that have serious side effects including, but not limited to:

Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Hives
Difficulty breathing
Numbness of the body
Headaches – including migraine headaches
Chest pain
Nausea
Breast Lumps
Depression
Darkening of facial skin
Vaginal discharge
Decreased sex drive

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank Eidson Attorney At Law, would like to help.

 

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.

Health Canada Announces Safety Review of Yaz and Yasmin

Health Canada is currently reviewing the safety of Bayer Pharmaceutical’s birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, in an effort to determine if women who use these drugs are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening blood clots over women using different brands of birth control.

The review was prompted by two new studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills.

Health Canada released a statement asserting that the agency is “currently evaluating the recently published studies and is looking at all available information to fully assess the risk of blood clots.” The agency also added that it will “take appropriate action as necessary once the review is complete.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is also reviewing results from the British Medical Journal’s newly published studies but made certain to indicate that a more detailed evaluation of the studies’ conflicting results is required before the level of risk can be fully assessed.

Women currently taking birth control pills are urged to consult their doctors regarding any questions or concerns they may have about their prescribed oral contraceptive. Additionally, patients taking birth control pills should remain acutely aware of any signs or symptoms of a blood clot, including, persistent swelling in the leg, pain or tenderness in the lower leg, shortness of breath, and/or chest pain. Patients experiencing these symptoms are instructed to seek immediate medical attention.

Yaz on the Black Market

The website, Daily Finance published an article looking at the cost and availability of birth control. In these times of economic recession, when many people have lost their jobs and their health insurance, the black market for birth control is thriving.

“On Craigslist in New York City, a two-month supply of Yaz birth control pills is available for $60. A year’s worth of Ortho-Cyclen can be found for $50 in Los Angeles.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists performed a study in 2009 that revealed women’s concerns over economy and birth control. Of the women using hormonal contraception,”13% reported being worried that they might not be able to pay for it.”

Turning to Craigslist for your birth control pills might save you money, but it is dangerous for many reasons. The medication might by expired or even tampered with, and you might not get all the information.

Prescriptions drugs all have side effects. Yaz, for example, is known to increase a woman’s chance of blood clots in both the legs and the lungs. This is the kind of information a doctor would discuss with you before prescribing your birth control. You are not likely to get this serious medical information from Craigslist.

Study Shows Risk of Blood Clots

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals worked with the FDA to update the prescribing Information for YAZ after the interim results of a safety study revealed that a woman’s risk of developing blood clots is greatest during the first six months of taking a birth control prescription. “This risk is greatest when first starting the Pill and when restarting the same or a different Pill after a four week or greater break.” (PR Newswire.com)

The information comes from the ongoing, “Long-Term Active Surveillance Study for Oral Contraceptives,” an international study that collects data, and performs follow up on women taking birth control.

Many young women across the US have suffered blood clots of the leg and/or lungs after taking YAZ. Lawsuits against Bayer suggest that these dangerous side effects are more common and frequent with YAZ than with other birth control pills