The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating certain birth control pills such as Yaz and Yasmin that contain the hormone drospirenone in order to determine if they present a risk of blood clots. Some studies have shown that women taking birth control pills containing drospirenone are two to three times more likely to develop blood clots in their legs. Common brand names containing this hormone include Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Beyaz and Safyral.
Anyone taking these potentially dangerous drugs should be aware of the side effects involved. While the FDA does not recommend that women stop taking these drugs at this time, women who are already at risk for blood clots should consider discussing their options with their physician. It is also important that doctors monitor their patients diligently to look out for blood clot symptoms in patients taking these drugs. In addition to blood clots, drugs such as Yaz and Yasmin have also been known to cause other serious side effects such as heart attacks, seizures and gallbladder disease.
All drugs have some type of side effect. But when those side effects are life-threatening or cause long-term health issues for patients, then, the drug manufacturer can be held liable. If you have suffered adverse side effects as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin please contact the reputed Yaz birth control attorneys of Anapol Weiss to obtain more information about your legal rights and options. You may be able to receive compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages and other damages caused by the defective drug. Call us today at 1-866-735-2792 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.