Yaz Side Effects Lawyer
Yaz, Yasmin, and the generic form Ocella is a type of birth control originally developed by Berlex Laboratories (a U.S. affiliate of Schering AG, Germany) that was first approved for use in 2001. In 2006, the drug company, Bayer, acquired Berlex and marketed a more recent version of Yasmin, called YAZ. Ocella is a generic version. Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella all contain drospirenone, a "fourth generation" progestin. No other birth control pills contain drospirenone, except for these.
Serious Side Effects of Yaz
Yaz contains a different type of hormone known as drsp or drospirenone. Drospirenone can increase a user's potassium levels. This can lead to serious health problems, which are particularly dangerous for those with kidney, liver and adrenal disease. In addition, other serious Yaz side effects include:
- Yaz Heart attack
- Yaz Stroke
- Yaz Blood clots
- Yaz Benign liver tumors
- Yaz Deep vein thrombosis
- Yaz Pulmonary embolism
- Yaz Sudden death
- Yaz Gallbladder problems
Other Yaz Side Effects That May Be Experienced
- Severe allergic reactions including rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing.
- Tightness in the chest swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
- Irregular heartbeat
- Symptoms of liver problems
- Unusual or severe vaginal bleeding
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- vaginal irritation or discharge
- Vision changes (eg, sudden vision loss, double vision)
Bayer has also improperly encouraged the use of Yaz for conditions other than those in which the drug has been approved for. These false claims involved the ability of Yaz to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and all types of acne. In October 2008, the FDA issued a warning letter for deceptive claims. The FDA said claims made in the ads left the impression that Yaz was a treatment for PMS, when in fact it is only meant as a treatment for PMDD. The FDA also said that both ads left the impression that Yaz is approved as a treatment for acne of all severities when Yaz is only approved to treat moderate acne.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent several warning letters to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for what the FDA termed “misleading” advertising spots it found “particularly troubling” because they served to “undermine the communication of important risk information, minimizing these risks and misleadingly suggesting that Yaz is safer than has been demonstrated by substantial evidence or substantial clinical experience.”
If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects of yaz, injury or death while using Yaz you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the yaz side effects lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for a free nationwide case evaluation. Our experienced Yaz attorneys can answer any questions you may have about Yaz side effects or a potential Yaz lawsuit. Fill out the case evaluation form on this page or call toll free: 1.800.856.6405.
Under no circumstances should you discontinue taking any medication, including Yaz or one the generic versions, without first consulting with your doctor.
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