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You may have seen ads for the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin in magazines or on television. However, since being marketed in the U.S. in 2001, both Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to a number of serious side effects. Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, Yaz and Yasmin are virtually the same kind of birth control pill except that they differ in their form of estrogen called ethinyl estradiol. They also contain a progestin called drospirenone, as well as contain the same kind of hormones used in birth control pills since the 1970s.
If you or a loved one has become ill after taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control in the Camden or Newberry, South Carolina, area, please contact the experienced defective drug attorneys in South Carolina at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., for an initial consultation.
Yaz/Yasmin Adverse Side Effects
The adverse side effects of Yaz and Yasmin that have been reported include:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
The progestin drospirenone has been prescribed to treat bloating and water retention in women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Drospirenone has been known to cause dehydration in the body through the loss of fluids. This can lead to blood clots and death.
In addition to the list of side effects caused by Yaz and Yasmin, there have been as many as 50 deaths associated with the birth control pill since 2004. These deaths were caused by blood clots in the heart and lungs, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and stroke. Women as young as 17 years old have died. While these were reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there has not been a recall announced. In fact, many magazines are still publishing full page ads for Yaz and Yasmin.
If you are taking Yaz or Yasmin, consult your physician to see if you may take an alternative birth control pill. Do not stop taking your birth control until you have spoken with your doctor.
If you or a loved one has sustained life-altering injuries as the result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, you have the right to full compensation. Please contact the experienced defective drug attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., for an initial consultation. We serve the communities of Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina.
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