Yaz® Birth Defects
Find out the Dangers of Yaz
The Yaz® birth control pill has been on the market since 2006. Yaz is taken orally once daily to prevent pregnancy.
Yaz differs from other birth control methods because it contains a progestin hormone called drospirenone, which can increase potassium levels in the bloodstream.
Yasmin®, a birth control drug very similar to Yaz, has been on the market since 2001. It contains the same hormone as Yaz and is associated with the same health issues.
Dangerous Side Effects—Blood Clots
Yaz increases the risk of having a dangerous blood clot form in the legs or lung. Blood clots in the legs are known as deep vein thrombosis, or sometimes just DVT. A blood clot in the lung is called a pulmonary embolus. Pulmonary embolus is especially dangerous because it can cause sudden death.
What Have Yaz Studies Revealed?
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) released a report revealing that blood clots in Yaz and Yasmin are as frequent as with third generation birth control pills. Third generation pills had an established warning for blood clots, but Yaz and Yasmin did not yet have such a warning until April 2012.
The FDA then released results from a study that included more than 800,000 American women who were taking various forms of birth control between 2001 and 2007. The research revealed that women taking Yaz had a 75 percent higher chance of getting a blood clot than women taking older forms of birth control pills.
We Want to Help
If you or someone you care about took Yaz and suffered a blood clot in the legs or lung, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolus, or if a loved one took Yaz and died from a pulmonary embolus, someone at our law firm would like to speak with you. We may be able to help.
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This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the British Medicine Journal, or the Food and Drug Administration.
If you or someone you care about took Yaz and developed a blood clot that required medical treatment or hospitalization, the Birmingham Yaz lawyers at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris are ready to fight for you. Pick up the phone and call us at (800) 852-6299 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
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