WARNING: The use of the birth control YAZ has been associated with serious side effects, which include pulmonary embolism, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), heart attack, and even death.
If you or a loved one have taken YAZ (Yasmin) and suffered serious side effects, please contact a dedicated Washington YAZ side effect lawyer at Bernard Law Group immediately. Our Washington pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have years of experience representing the clients involved in drug injury cases. The skilled YAZ side effect attorneys at Bernard Law Group are available to discuss all potential YAZ claims, so please contact us today.
The birth control, YAZ is one of manufacturer Bayer’s top selling products, and is one of the most popular types of oral contraceptives on the market today. In addition to preventing pregnancy, YAZ is prescribed to treat moderate acne and is “proven to treat emotional and physical symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder).”
The YAZ website and the YAZ packaging name numerous side effects which may be linked to the use of the birth control pill. If you take YAZ, and have experienced any of the following dangerous side effects you should consult your physician right away:
- Breast lump(s)
- Sudden severe headache or vomiting
- Sudden severe dizziness or fainting
- Disturbances of vision or speech
- Sharp chest pain
- Coughing of blood
- Sudden shortness of breath
As the result of a settlement reached between certain states and the FDA against Bayer, manufacturer of YAZ, Bayer has revised its major YAZ advertising campaign. The television commercials now include a more detailed list of the possible serious side effects linked to the use of YAZ, with a spokesperson who “corrects a few points” (as instructed to do so by the FDA).
The synthetic hormone, drospirenone (or drsp®) is the primary component in YAZ’s hormone combination formula (estrogen and progestin) and may increase Potassium levels too much for people who have kidney, liver, or adrenal disease, so it has been recommended that women with those conditions do not take the medication.
Within the YAZ packaging is a list of medical conditions which, if you suffer from them you should NOT take YAZ. These conditions include the following:
- History of heart attack or stroke
- History of blood clots
- Known or suspected breast cancer or cancer of the lining of the uterus, cervix or vagina
- Headaches with neurological symptoms
- Severe high blood pressure
YAZ Side Effects Resources
For more information regarding the serious risks associated with the use of Yaz, please review the FDA’s warning letter which can be found by clicking here.
If you or a loved one have taken YAZ and experienced any serious side effects, you should contact an experienced YAZ injury attorney right away. At Bernard Law Group, our pharmaceutical drug litigation lawyers have the experience and skill to represent clients in even the most challenging pharmaceutical litigation cases. If you have suffered monetary loss, serious injury, personal loss or future damages due to dangerous medications, we can help you!
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