Birth Control Pills YAZ and Yasmin Side Effects and Warnings
The YAZ birth control pill has been associated with a number of blood clot-related health risks. The widely-used oral contraceptive YAZ (alternatively named Yasmin) has been targeted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a drug that is both dangerous and less effective than advertised. YAZ/Yasmin consumers have been known to suffer debilitating injuries, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke, heart attack, and pulmonary embolism. Some have even died.
If you or a loved one suffered venous thrombosis (VTE) or stroke while taking Yaz or Yasmin, please contact one of our Cleveland, Ohio, product liability attorneys regarding a potential Yaz/Yasmin settlement claim.
FDA Mandates Yaz Labeling Update
On December 8, 2011, the FDA mandated that Bayer Pharmaceuticals update its Yaz label warning to adequately reflect the increased risks of blood clots in the legs and arms. The new warnings were prompted by an FDA study that showed women using Yaz were at a 75 percent greater risk of developing blood clots than patients using similar older birth control pills.
Cleveland, Ohio, law firm Spangenberg Shibley & Liber encourages injured parties to contact our Yaz lawsuit attorneys or call (877) 696-3303 for a free Yaz settlement consultation.
FDA Notes Dangerous Side Effects of YAZ/ Yasmin Pills
In a letter admonishing Bayer about its misleading advertising, the FDA noted that YAZ/Yasmin side effects are more dangerous than those of other oral contraceptives because the drug contains drospirenone, a progestin that can elevate potassium levels in the blood. YAZ/Yasmin and its recently approved generic version are the only approved oral contraceptive to contain drospirenone.
Contact our Cleveland, Ohio, Yaz settlement attorneys for a free evaluation of your potential claim.
FDA Warning Letters re: YAZ/Yasmin
FDA warning letters from 2003 to 2009:
- 2009 FDA YAZ® Yasmin® Warning Letter PDF (opens in new window)
- 2008 FDA YAZ® Yasmin® Warning Letter PDF (opens in new window)
- 2003 FDA YAZ® Yasmin® Warning Letter PDF (opens in new window)
Birth Control Pills YAZ and Yasmin May Increase Risk of Serious Injury Caused by Blood Clots
Drospirenone poses a problem to the body by increasing potassium levels, which in turn may create the metabolic condition known as hyperkalemia. Acute episodes of hyperkalemia are often triggered by medications unsettling the balance of potassium in cells, and may have life-threatening results. One such consequence is cardiac arrhythmia, a disturbance of the flow of blood through the heart, which may lead to the formation of blood clots.
FDA records show that, since 2004, YAZ/Yasmin users have experienced pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack and death.
Spangenberg Law Firm Investigates YAZ/Yasmin Claims
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If you or a loved one suffered venous thrombosis (VTE) or stroke while taking Yaz, you may have a potential claim against the drug manufacturer. Contact one of our Cleveland, Ohio, product liability lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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