Yaz and Yasmin manufacturers are now involved in multiple Federal and State lawsuits.
In October of 2008, a warning letter was sent by the Food and Drug Administration to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in response to claims the company had made for Yaz, a very popular and heavily promoted birth control pill.
The warning letter stated that Yaz has additional risks compared to other birth control pills because it contains drospirenone, a progestin hormone that can increase potassium levels.
Among the serious and debilitating injuries reported from the birth control pills are heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, gall bladder disease, and other serious injuries. Some deaths have even occurred.
Yaz had been approved for use in the US market in 2006; Yasmin was approved in 2001. The FDA is alleged to have received more reports of serious side effects for Yaz and Yasmin than other birth control pills that have been on the market much longer.
Yaz and Yasmin (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) are oral contraceptive combination drugs, containing a combination of the hormones estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (drospirenone).
The only difference between these two drugs is the amount of estrogen that they contain (Yasmin, 30 mcg; Yaz, 20 mcg).
Yaz and Yasmin have three FDA-approved uses: Pregnancy prevention, alleviation of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and treatment of moderate acne in women who would want to use an oral contraceptive for birth control.
Yasmin and Yaz dominate the contraceptive market in the US, with an estimated 25% market share. Yaz alone is the top-selling birth control pill in the United States (2008 figures).
Yaz and Yasmin Side-Effects
Severe side effects to the drug have been reported, such as:
* Blood clots
* Pulmonary embolism
* Heart attack
* Cardiac arrhythmia
* Deep vein thrombosis
* Gall blader disease or gallstones
Each tablet of Yaz/Yasmine contains 3 mg drospirenone, a progestin hormone. According to the FDA, drospirenone can lead to hyperkalemia, a condition caused by excessive amounts of potassium in the blood of high risk patients, resulting in potentially serious heart and health problems.
If you or a loved one have been prescribed Yaz or Yasmin and have experienced any of these side effects, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.
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.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Yaz Yasmin and Ocella Side Effect cases.