Once Upon A Time………Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella were thought to be “different” forms of birth control that would helped offer some relief for those suffering from PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
We now know that Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills have a 74% increased risk for blood clots or venous thromboembolism, due to the synthetic progestin hormone known as Drospirenone. Blood clots can break loose from the vein, move through the body and into the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism which can result in death.
Each Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pill contains 3mg of Drospirenone.
As of April 2012, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) required new labeling for birth control pills containing drospirenone that include the following information:
- A summary of the previously released results of the FDA funded study regarding the blood clot risk. -AND-
- That some epidemiologic studies show as high as a threefold increased risk for blood clots for birth control pills containing drospirenone.
Drospirenone also suppresses the secretion of the hormones that regulate the body’s water and electrolytes, which may cause higher potassium levels.
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.