New safety information regarding the risk of blood clots has been added to the labels of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Healthcare’s popular birth control pills. The label update comes as Bayer faces at least 1,100 lawsuits filed by women who claim to have been injured by either Yaz or Yasmin.
Yaz and Yasmin are both made with a type of progestin called drospirenone, making them different from many other oral contraceptives.
Bayer issued a press release announcing the label update for Yaz and Yasmin. The release stated:
“The updated labels confirm that the body of evidence continues to support that the relative risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in YAZ and Yasmin users is comparable to that of other combination oral contraceptive preparations, including those containing levonorgestrel. The labels also state, unchanged, that there is a risk of VTE among all combination oral contraceptives (a class effect), and provides additional information and context about data specific to drospirenone containing oral contraceptives.”
The new information is based on two large, multiyear studies of more than 120,000 women taking contraceptives in the U.S. and the U.K., Bayer said.
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