Yaz and Yasmin are different from other combination birth control pills because they both contain a new type of progestin hormone known as drsp or drospirenone.
However, drospirenone has diuretic activity that can cause an increase in the user’s potassium levels, which can lead to dangerous health problems and is especially dangerous to users who have pre-existing kidney, liver and adrenal disease.
* Each Yaz® tablet contains 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and 3 mg of drospirenone (a progestin known as drsp®). Yaz is taken on a 24/4 day cycle instead of the usual 21/7 day cycle. This refers to the dosing schedule and means that you take active pills for three extra days and inactive pills for three fewer days.
* Yasmin tablets contain a higher dose of estrogen than Yaz, with each pill containing 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 3 mg of drospirenone. Yasmin is taken on the more traditional 21/7 cycle.
One reason that Yaz could be more widely prescribed than many other birth control products is because Bayer Healthcare has marketed Yaz as being effective for certain unapproved uses, such as the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and acne.
The FDA has never approved Yaz for the treatment of these conditions.
As a result of the misleading ads for Yaz, in October 2008, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer Healthcare citing them for violations of certain Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provisions in connection with certain ads. Among other things, the FDA concluded that certain TV Ads misbranded the drug in violation of the Act and “overstated the efficacy of Yaz, and minimized serious risks associated with the use of the drug.”
If you or a loved one has taken Yaz or Yasmin or the generic form of these oral contraceptives, called Ocella (manufactured by Barr Laboratories, Inc.), and have suffered the following conditions:
* Heart attack
* Kidney damage
* Deep Vein Thrombosis
* Pulmonary embolism
* Gallbaldder disease
* Sudden death
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella side effect cases.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.