Have you used Yaz? Federal regulators have charged the maker of Yaz, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, for failing to adequately disclose to the public health risks associated with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. Unfortunately, many women have already suffered serious injuries due to Yaz use, such as those listed below:
- Hyperkalemia or high potassium levels. This condition is caused by the progesterone, drospirenone, used in Yaz. Hyperkalemia can result in serious heart and other health problems. Women taking Yaz are advised to get regular blood tests while on Yaz to prevent this serious side effect.
- Blood clots. Yaz increases the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (in the lungs), and other thrombotic events. This risk is even greater in women who smoke while taking Yaz.
- Heart attack. Medically known as myocardial infarction
- Stroke. Some evidence indicates that women with migraines may be at an even higher risk for this Yaz side effect.
- Gallbladder Disease.
- Liver tumors, which may be benign or cancerous.
While all birth control pills carry certain risks, some serious side effects are unique to Yaz. Yaz, and its sister pills Yasmin, Yasminelle, and Angeliq, are all made with a type of progestin called drospirenone. This type of progestin is relatively new and many health care professionals are concerned about its risks. While Yaz may carry side effects that are not yet fully understood, research and clinical experience does show an increased risk for Yaz injuries in women choosing this form of contraception.
If you have been injured by Yaz and would like our firm to review your case, submit your free claim evaluation today by completing the form to the right.
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