As a Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Gallbladder disease attorney, I am providing information on this latest Canadian study, which found an increase of gallbladder disease in women who took Drospirenone containing birth control pills.
Women who take Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, which contain drospirenone, are at greater risk of gallbladder damage than women on other oral contraceptives, according to a new Canadian study. The research study involved 2.7 million women who took birth control pills for at least six months between 1997 and 2009. A total of 27,087 women in the study group underwent surgery to have their gallbladders removed. The study found that while all birth control pills put women at some risk for losing their gallbladders, women who use pills with drospirenone were at greater risk.
Drospirenone is a synthetic progestin hormone which has diuretic properties. It is used in combination with another estrogen hormone, ethinyl estradiol, in Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmin. Bayer recently released Beyaz and Safyral, two more birth control pills identical to Yaz and Yasmin, with added folate.
Bayer is fighting allegations that its popular birth control pills can put women’s lives at risk, with more than 3,000 lawsuits filed against the company from women who say they were harmed by the pills.
The new study was funded by the Fonds de la recherché en sante du Quebec, a government-financed research agency, and is in the current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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