Dangerous Yaz Side Effects Begin with Blood Clots
Oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin are among the most popular birth control pills on the market, but they have also drawn scrutiny from health officials concerned about the risks associated with both drugs. Potential Yaz and Yasmin side effects include ” and “, both of which can be fatal.
Yaz and Yasmin both contain a synthetic female sex hormone known as drospirenone. Though the risk of ” comes with the use of any oral contraceptive, multiple studies have suggested that the risk of blood clots in drospirenone-containing contraceptives is higher. Yaz blood clots can lead to serious and potentially fatal health complications, including stroke and Yaz “, which occurs when a clot dislodges and travels to the lungs.
Risk of Yaz blood clots prompts FDA warnings
The FDA has already issued two warnings вЂ“ one on May 31, 2011 and the most recent on September 26, 2011 вЂ“ about the risk of Yaz blood clots and related events such as Yaz pulmonary embolism. The FDA is still weighing вЂњconflictingвЂќ data from a number of studies about birth control pills, and while the health agency has not come to a final conclusion about the safety of Yaz, or the exact risk of Yaz pulmonary embolism, it вЂњremains concernedвЂќ about Yaz and Yasmin side effects.
A recent Danish study corroborates earlier findings about the risk of blood clots and Yaz pulmonary embolism, finding that incidents of Yaz blood clots, while relatively few, are still twice as common as with other birth control pills. The study followed 1.3 million Danish women over a period of nine years to track their Yaz and Yasmin side effects, including Yaz pulmonary embolism.
In order to come to a more definitive conclusion about the risk of Yaz blood clots and Yaz pulmonary embolism, the FDA has scheduled a joint meeting with the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on December 8, 2011.
Yaz pulmonary embolism, other side effects prompt lawsuits
More than 6,000 lawsuits have already been filed by a Yaz lawyer against drug giant Bayer Corporation on behalf of clients who have suffered side effects such as Yaz blood clots and Yaz pulmonary embolism. These plaintiffs allege that the company failed to adequately report Yaz and Yasmin side effects while aggressively marketing the drugs as safe and effective. Among the side effects most commonly named in the lawsuits are Yaz blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), “, ” and Yaz pulmonary embolism.