Side Effects from Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Birth Control Pills
- Heart attack
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Blood clots in the legs and lungs
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Kidney failure
- Sudden death
Yasmin and Yaz still on the market
Over 100 deaths have been linked to to Yasmin and Yaz. To date, the drug maker has paid close to 2 billion dollars in settlements and thousands of cases are still pending, yet this product remains on the market.
How are Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Different?
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are made by Bayer Healthcare. Ocella is a generic form of Yasmin, also manufactured by Bayer. All three of these birth control pills contain drospirenone. Drospirenone is a synthetic form of progestin, which works in combination with ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) to prevent pregnancy. Recent medical studies have demonstrated that birth control pills containing drospirenone have a 200% higher risk of serious injury than first or second generation oral contraceptives. Drospirenone is not contained in other forms of birth control.
Possible Gallbladder Disease Connection
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that drospirenone increased a woman’s risk for developing gallbladder problems by 20 percent. The study called it a “small, statistically significant increase in the risk of gallbladder disease.” Bayer Healthcare disputes these findings.
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Our team of attorneys has decades of experience fighting for injured people in Southern Arizona. Let us go to work for you. If you've been harmed by Yas, Yasmin or Ocella, contact us at 520-624-0126 for a free evaluation of your case.